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SA stocks follow global markets down

Apr 17 2015 19:20

SA shares have followed global stock markets lower, as traders grappled with an outage of Bloomberg financial terminals and fears of a regulatory clampdown on trading in China.

International Markets

Europe stocks close sharply lower

Apr 17 2015 18:54

Europe's main stock markets finished sharply lower on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.93 percent to 6,994.63 points.


Rand falls on US inflation data, power cuts

Apr 17 2015 17:22

The rand has fallen to a one-week low against the dollar as the greenback was bolstered by US inflation data that raised hopes of a rate hike.

International Markets

US stocks join European dive on Greece fears

Apr 17 2015 16:30

US stocks have dived in early trade, following a sell-off in European equities as worries about Greece's talks with creditors hung over markets.


Oil market slides before weekend

Apr 17 2015 16:00

World oil prices have dropped as investors locked in profits following a six-day rally, with a rise in OPEC's output in March also adding to downward pressure.


JSE consolidates as market awaits data

Apr 17 2015 14:18

The JSE has been consolidating as investors await international economic news that can influence future developments in the local market.

International Markets

European shares drop sharply; traders blame China

Apr 17 2015 13:52

European shares have extended losses, with traders pointing to weakness in Chinese futures markets as one of the drivers of the fall.


Brent crude oil prices fall as OPEC output soars

Apr 17 2015 11:45

Brent crude oil prices have fallen, ending a run of rallies earlier in the week, after OPEC production surged in March.


Gold trims weekly decline before CPI

Apr 17 2015 10:46

Gold has advanced to pare a weekly loss before a US report on consumer prices that may help investors gauge when the Fed Reserve will start to raise interest rates.


Rand softens, US inflation in focus

Apr 17 2015 10:59

The rand has softened marginally against the dollar ahead of US inflation data likely to put pressure on the currency if it comes in stronger than expected.

International Markets

Declines in Syngenta weigh on European shares

Apr 17 2015 10:18

A pullback in bearings maker SKF and crop chemicals group Syngenta has weighed on European equities, keeping a lid on the region's stock markets.

International Markets

European stocks stable at open

Apr 17 2015 09:36

Europe's main stock markets have steadied in opening trade, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies up 0.03% at 7 062.70 points.

International Markets

Global markets: Wall St holds steady

Apr 17 2015 09:15

Wall Street equities have finished modestly lower as investors worried about coming corporate results, while European stocks fell nearly 1%.


Dollar dented by more weak US data

Apr 17 2015 08:55

The dollar has sunk further in Asia as another round of disappointing US data cast further doubt on the chances of a mid-year Federal Reserve interest rate hike.


Oil prices slip as investors lock in profit

Apr 17 2015 07:05

Oil prices have slipped in Asia as investors locked in profits following a six-day rally, with a rise in OPEC's output in March also adding to downward pressure.

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