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Oil dips amid US holiday, China data

27 minutes ago

Global oil prices have slid in subdued deals as dealers digested weak Chinese manufacturing data, analysts say.

International Markets

Asia shares higher after Wall St records

53 minutes ago

Asian markets have edged up following a record close on Wall Street, Chinese sluggish economy prompts fresh stimulus from Beijing.


Dire economy set to eat into company earnings

Sep 01 2014 14:03

Last week’s downward trend on the JSE has come to a halt, but the reality that the economy is in dire straits is beginning to take its toll on company earnings.


Euro at one-year low against dollar in Asia

Sep 01 2014 12:03

The euro has struggled at a one-year low against the dollar in Asia, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting where policymakers will consider their next move.


Rand opens week on back foot

Sep 01 2014 09:47

The rand has opened the week on the back foot as investors worry about Ukraine/Russia tensions and weakness in the local economy

International Markets

Asia up, Wall Street reaches higher

Sep 01 2014 07:54

Asian markets edged up after a record close on Wall Street at the end of last week, while data indicating Chinese sluggishness could prompt stimulus from Beijing.

International Markets

Week ahead: Russia tension may boost US coal

Sep 01 2014 07:46

US coal company stocks could receive a lift if fading relations between Russia and West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply.


JSE downward trend seems set to continue

Sep 01 2014 07:33

There are indications that the JSE is set to slip further, while global geopolitical uncertainty may continue to give gold a fillip.


Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

Sep 01 2014 07:32

Oil prices have been mixed in muted Asian trade ahead of a public holiday in the United States and as dealers digest downcast Chinese manufacturing data.


JSE logs first monthly decline since January

Aug 29 2014 18:18

South African stocks have wrapped up the month on weak, with the main indices posted their first monthly decline since January.

International Markets

US futures up, indexes on track

Aug 29 2014 16:24

US stock index futures have pointed to modest gains at the open, indicating the market's recent upswing was intact.


JSE feels market ripples from Ukraine tension

Aug 29 2014 13:32

Renewed tension in the Ukraine has put a damper on stock markets worldwide, and the JSE did not escape as investors shied away from high-risk emerging markets.

International Markets

Asia shares mixed on Ukraine tensions

Aug 29 2014 13:12

Asian markets have been mixed as the prospect of a military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia knocked confidence and offset forecast-beating US data.

International Markets

European shares inch up, Tesco sinks

Aug 29 2014 12:53

European shares have risen in early trade, recovering some of the ground lost in the previous session as investors awaited inflation figures.


Rand down on Ukraine tensions

Aug 29 2014 10:42

The rand has weakened against the dollar as tensions in Ukraine soured global risk sentiment and as investors looked ahead to new trade deficit data.

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