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Stock markets soft as growth data disappoint

Apr 30 2017 10:58

Global stocks dipped following lackluster American, British and French economic growth data, as worries about North Korea and other geopolitical hotspots weighed on investor sentiment.

International Markets

US stocks dip as North Korea anxiety hits sentiment

Apr 30 2017 11:01

Wall Street stocks finished lower as nervousness about North Korea and other geopolitical hotspots offset positive momentum.


Oil earnings surge but some question skimpy investment

Apr 30 2017 11:04

Despite rising crude prices, key figures in the oil industry have raised concerns about low investments in exploration and production.


JSE holds steady ahead of long weekend

Apr 28 2017 19:25

The JSE closed firmer and the rand held steady for most of the day, strengthening to R13.24/$ before losing ground to the dollar.


Gold strengthens on the back of Cabinet changes - report

Apr 28 2017 16:08

The gold price in rand has risen by 7.8% in the last 12 days of the first quarter, following weakness in the currency as a result of the Cabinet reshuffle at the end of March 2017.

International Markets

US shares mixed after soft GDP report, oil rises

Apr 28 2017 17:30

Global equities have retreated, trimming a sixth straight monthly advance, as geopolitical concerns linger and investors assess corporate earnings.


Mediclinic boost lifts Industrial index on JSE

Apr 28 2017 13:53

Private healthcare group Mediclinic International has been the star of the show on the JSE, gaining more than 13% in early trade and helping to lift the Industrial index.


Pound holds monthly gain as UK economic growth slows

Apr 28 2017 11:27

The pound has shrugged off slower-than-forecast economic growth in the UK to head for its biggest monthly advance in a year.

International Markets

Stocks trim monthly gain before GDP, oil climbs

Apr 28 2017 09:56

Global equities have retreated as geopolitical concerns intensified and investors assessed corporate earnings before a report on growth in the world’s largest economy.


Petroleum shares tumble on lower oil prices

Apr 28 2017 09:26

Petroleum-linked companies have been in retreat on lower oil prices while global stocks were mixed following a deluge of earnings reports.

International Markets

Nasdaq ends at new record; oil shares fall

Apr 28 2017 07:17

The Nasdaq has jumped to a fresh record ahead of earnings reports from Amazon and other tech giants after the market close, while oil weakness hit petroleum-linked shares.


Energy prices rebalancing after OPEC accord - Qatar

Apr 28 2017 07:04

Global energy markets are moving in the right direction after oil prices fell to historic lows due to oversupply, says Qatar's energy minister.

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