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JSE ends lower as commodities weigh

Sep 19 2014 18:22

South African stocks have closed slightly lower as subdued commodity prices and concerns about Chinese growth pulled resource shares down.


Electronic trading platform for govt bonds

Sep 19 2014 18:21

The Treasury is still on track to implement an electronic platform for primary dealers trading government bonds on the secondary market.

International Markets

US stocks rise on Alibaba, Scotland vote

Sep 19 2014 16:14

US stocks have pushed higher in opening trade as the market readied for trading of shares of China e-commerce giant Alibaba and relief over Scotland's vote.


Oil prices steady at end of volatile week

Sep 19 2014 15:45

World oil prices have steadied after Brent crude had this week hit a two-year low point against a backdrop of solid supplies and dampening demand growth.


JSE sentiment improves

Sep 19 2014 14:13

Sentiment on the JSE improved dramatically, with uncertainty about a possible rate hike out of the way and as markets across the world were also higher.

International Markets

Nikkei closes at highest level since 2007

Sep 19 2014 11:01

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index has closed at its highest level in nearly seven years as the tumbling yen propelled the Japanese market.

International Markets

Spain leads European shares higher as Scots snub independence

Sep 19 2014 10:15

European shares have surged after Scotland's decision to vote "no" to independence from the UK buoyed equity markets.


Rand near seven-month lows on Marcus news

Sep 19 2014 10:08

The rand has held near a seven-month low against the dollar, looking set to end the week with a loss as markets took in the end of governor Gill Marcus' term.


Pound hits two-year high on Scotland results

Sep 19 2014 09:14

The British pound has surged to a more than two-year high against the euro, rallied against the dollar as Scotland appeared likely to vote against independence from the UK.

International Markets

Asia shares up, pound up on Scotland vote

Sep 19 2014 07:53

Asian markets have risen after a record Wall St close, while the pound rallied as investors took early results as showing Scotland had rejected independence.

International Markets

Dow, S&P 500 hit records on Alibaba momentum

Sep 19 2014 07:49

The Dow and S&P 500 have bolted to fresh records on continued momentum from the Federal Reserve decision and enthusiasm ahead of Alibaba's expected IPO.


Oil prices down in Asian trade

Sep 19 2014 07:46

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia under pressure from a supply glut and a strengthening US dollar, according to analysts.


Rand hits 7-month low as Marcus signals exit

Sep 18 2014 18:48

The rand has weakened against the dollar after reserve bank governor Gill Marcus confirmed she will step down when her five year term ends in November.


Naspers, banks lead JSE higher

Sep 18 2014 18:55

South African stocks have ended higher, led by Naspers after a broker upgrade while banks extended gains for the third straight session.


Oil prices dip on Opec uncertainty

Sep 18 2014 13:49

Crude oil prices have eased as financial markets focused on Scotland's independent vote, while reacting to US data and uncertainty over Opec's outlook.

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