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US stocks slip, treasuries gain on Korea tension

Sep 22 2017 16:04

US stocks have fallen a second day, while Treasuries gained with gold and the yen as investors reached for safe haven assets.


Firm rand on rate cut hold drags down JSE

Sep 22 2017 13:34

The rand has strengthened after the South African Reserve Bank decided to keep the interest rate unchanged, yet again pushing share prices on the JSE down.

International Markets

Gold and yen gain on New Korea angst, euro climbs

Sep 22 2017 11:15

Investors have reached for safe haven assets including gold and the yen and stocks fell after North Korea ratcheted up its threats against the US.


Oil heads for third weekly gain before OPEC meet

Sep 22 2017 11:06

Oil is heading for a third weekly gain before an OPEC-led committee meets in Vienna to discuss ongoing production curbs.

International Markets

Stocks drop; yen, gold gain on fresh Korea tension

Sep 22 2017 09:17

European and US equity-index futures have dropped with stocks in Asia as North Korea ratcheted up its threats against the US.


JSE edges lower as market awaits interest rate announcement

Sep 21 2017 13:32

Major indices on the JSE have been marginally lower, as the market waits for the South African Reserve Bank's announcement on interest rates later in the afternoon.


Oil above $50 as fuel-stockpile drop counters crude-supply gain

Sep 21 2017 13:21

Oil has held above $50 a barrel as a decline in US fuel inventories countered a bigger-than-forecast increase in crude stockpiles.

International Markets

European stocks climb as bonds dip in wake of Fed

Sep 21 2017 13:14

Equities in Europe have advanced, led by banks, and bonds followed Treasuries lower as investors absorbed the Federal Reserve’s plans.


Directionless JSE in doldrums as Sasol empowerment deal goes sour

Sep 20 2017 13:46

Major indices have all been lower initially for the second consecutive day, as news of Sasol's failed empowerment transaction sent shock waves through the JSE.

International Markets

Stocks swing, bonds edge up with oil before Fed

Sep 20 2017 13:09

European stocks have fluctuated after a mixed session in Asia, most government bonds edged higher and the pound and euro gained against the dollar.


Pound gains as UK data spur rate-hike speculation

Sep 20 2017 12:03

The pound has strengthened after UK retail sales rose more than forecast, boosting investor expectations that the Bank of England will raise borrowing costs.


OPEC has success at last, but oil revival may be short-lived

Sep 20 2017 12:00

When OPEC and its allies gather this week, they’ll have the best evidence yet that their efforts to clear a global oil glut are succeeding. It may prove short-lived.


Iron ore sinks as 'peak steel' call, supply angst rattle market

Sep 20 2017 11:23

Iron ore has been dragged back into the $60s after getting hit by a barrage of bad news, with persistent concern about rising global supply.

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