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JSE moves sideways, Kumba surges

Dec 19 2014 18:42

The JSE has ended flat as a surge in companies, such as Kumba Iron Ore, was offset by a slide in others.

International Markets

US stocks edge higher after surge

Dec 19 2014 18:19

US stocks have edged higher in early trade as the market sought to keep alive a winning streak that has recovered most of December's losses.

Currencies

Rouble crisis sparks run on Belarus currency

Dec 19 2014 14:36

Belarussians have reacted with panic to the rouble's plunge, rushing to buy foreign notes as they fear a devaluation of their own currency.

International Markets

Asian markets extend gains

Dec 19 2014 13:28

Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.

Commodities

Brent crude steady below $60 a barrel

Dec 19 2014 11:25

Brent crude has held below $60 a barrel, near a five-and-a-half year low as a global oversupply of oil showed little sign of receding.

Currencies

Rand consolidates post-Fed gains

Dec 19 2014 11:13

The rand has consolidated recent gains against the dollar as positive sentiment towards emerging markets continued to favour local assets.

International Markets

Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement

Dec 19 2014 08:39

Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.

International Markets

Global stocks in 'Santa rally' on Fed news

Dec 19 2014 07:40

Global stock markets have surged in a "Santa Claus rally" as dealers welcomed the US Federal Reserve's signalling that an interest rate rise was not imminent.

Commodities

Oil dives in volatile trade

Dec 19 2014 07:33

Oil prices have skidded sharply in volatile trade, pushing the US benchmark futures contract to a new five-year low amid concerns about ample global supplies.

 
International Markets

Dow jumps as US stocks surge

Dec 19 2014 07:43

US stocks have surged for the second day in a row following a Federal Reserve meeting as investors brushed aside concerns about another drop in oil prices.

International Markets

European stocks close sharply higher

Dec 18 2014 18:59

Europe's main stock markets have closed sharply higher on the back of the US Federal Reserve meeting, with the benchmark FTSE rising more than 2%.

Equities

SA stocks log biggest gain in nearly 6 years

Dec 18 2014 18:09

Sasol has led the charge as stocks on the JSE booked their biggest daily gain in nearly six years, swept along by a wave of positive global equity sentiment.

International Markets

US stocks surge on oil rally

Dec 18 2014 17:09

US stocks have powered higher in opening trade, joining a surge in European markets amid rising oil prices.

Commodities

Gold rises 2% as Fed takes patient stance

Dec 18 2014 13:55

Gold has climbed more than 2% after the Federal Reserve announced it would take a patient approach towards raising interest rates.

Equities

JSE rallies strongly on Fed news

Dec 18 2014 12:59

Share prices on the JSE have recovered sharply on news that the US Federal Reserve will keep American interest rates near zero percent.

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