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Oil prices rise on Chinese data

Oct 21 2014 14:15

Oil prices have increased as caution returned after a weak rally spurred by upbeat industrial production data from China, analysts say.

International Markets

Asia shares mixed after China growth data

Oct 21 2014 13:40

Asian markets have been mixed as data showing China's economy growing at its slowest pace in five years offset another positive lead from Wall Street.

International Markets

European shares rally on ECB mulling bonds

Oct 21 2014 13:16

Banks and shares in peripheral countries have led a European rally after reports that European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds.


Rand at strongest level in a week

Oct 21 2014 10:08

The rand has edged up to its firmest level in a week against the dollar, tracking stronger Asian currencies after GDP data in China was better than expected.


Dollar eases in Asia after weak China data

Oct 21 2014 09:54

The dollar has slipped in Asia as weak Chinese growth data rekindled concerns about the global economy.


Brent extends gains at above $85

Oct 21 2014 09:29

Brent has edged up, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by lingering fears of a weak global economy.


Gold steady near one-month high

Oct 21 2014 09:23

Gold has clung to overnight gains to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased.

International Markets

US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings

Oct 21 2014 08:40

US stocks have risen, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.

International Markets

Asia shares mixed ahead of China growth data

Oct 21 2014 07:49

Asian markets have been mixed as investors consolidated the previous day's hefty gains despite a healthy lead from Wall Street, while investors await China data.


Oil prices up on China industrial data

Oct 21 2014 07:37

Oil prices have risen in Asian trade, buoyed by strong industrial production data from China, the world's top energy consuming nation, analysts said.

International Markets

Global markets: US shares gain on Japan surge

Oct 21 2014 07:33

A measure of global equity markets has risen after strong US corporate results lifted Wall Street, building on positive sentiment out of a surge in Japanese shares.


Rand gains in recovery mode

Oct 20 2014 19:40

The rand has gained against the dollar, starting a risk-heavy week in firm territory, with investors waiting for the finance ministry's update on the mini budget.


JSE marks time ahead of mini budget speech

Oct 20 2014 18:24

Johannesburg stocks have treaded water with the market keenly awaiting the maiden budget speech of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

International Markets

European markets start week in the red

Oct 20 2014 16:24

European stock markets have moved lower as traders took profits and eyed global economic worries on the eve of crucial Chinese growth figures.

International Markets

US stocks: S&P edges higher, IBM results drag Dow

Oct 20 2014 16:14

US stocks have been mixed, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting modest gains, but the Dow falling as quarterly results from IBM disappointed.

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