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Wall Street stocks fall on weak US 2nd quarter growth

Jul 29 2016 16:24

Wall Street stocks have retreated as weak US second-quarter growth figures offset strong earnings from Amazon and Google parent Alphabet.

International Markets

Weak US growth hits Dow, Nasdaq rises

Jul 29 2016 15:59

The Dow has opened lower following weak US second-quarter growth figures, but the Nasdaq was boosted by strong earnings from Amazon and Google parent Alphabet.


Rand firms to 8-month high on trade surplus

Jul 29 2016 15:44

The rand has raced to a more than eight-month high against the dollar, breaching the R14.00 mark due to data showing the fourth straight monthly trade surplus in June.


JSE continues lacklustre performance

Jul 29 2016 14:07

Share prices on the JSE have continued their lacklustre performance and it seems as if the market will close the week slightly lower.


Pound set for decline as markets brace for BoE cut

Jul 29 2016 13:00

The pound is on course for a third monthly decline as investors anticipate monetary-policy easing from the Bank of England.


FSB looks into JSE's R98bn mistake

Jul 29 2016 12:12

The Financial Services Board has announced it is looking into a programming error that caused the JSE to miscalculate inflows into SA equities by R98bn.


Yield players could push rand below R14/$ - analyst

Jul 29 2016 10:38

The reasons for buying the rand on its own merit are not there, but yield players could push it through R14/$ after Bank of Japan announced more monetary policy stimulus plans.


Oil pause after five-day slump

Jul 28 2016 15:06

Oil prices have held steady after slumping to three-month lows as a surprise jump in US crude stocks stoked global supply glut jitters.


US Fed stance boosts rand ahead of SA jobs stats

Jul 28 2016 09:04

The rand was on the cusp of breaking through the R14.20/$ ceiling after the US Fed said it was not going to hike its fed funds target range on Wednesday.

International Markets

Most China stocks drop as small caps retreat

Jul 28 2016 09:00

Most Chinese stocks have dropped, with a gauge of smaller companies extending its steepest loss in six weeks, on concern the regulator will restrict investments.


Pound falls as traders look beyond growth data

Jul 27 2016 15:08

The pound has fallen as traders looked beyond stronger-than-forecast UK growth data and turned their attention to the Fed Reserve's decision.


Oil prices extend losses on fresh supply glut fears

Jul 27 2016 14:56

Oil prices have slid to fresh three-month lows as worries about a global oversupply resurface ahead of the release of US stockpiles data later in the day.


Richemont steals the show on JSE

Jul 27 2016 13:13

Richemont has been one of the exceptions among the blue chip shares on the JSE, when its share price gained more than 3%.

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