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US stocks extend records on earnings, dollar up

Jul 27 2017 15:50

US stocks have added to all-time highs as Facebook’s rally highlighted one of the busiest days for earnings.


Oil near eight-week high with US stockpiles at six-month low

Jul 27 2017 15:40

Oil has traded near an eight-week high above $48 a barrel in New York after US crude stockpiles shrank to the lowest level since the start of the year.


JSE rises on Naspers boost and Fed rates statement

Jul 27 2017 14:06

Share prices on the JSE have climbed again, jumping sharply in early trade but then moving sideways for the rest of the morning.

International Markets

Asia stocks rise to 10-year high on strong earnings

Jul 27 2017 11:42

Asian shares have risen to the highest level since December 2007 on strong earnings from some of the region’s key companies.


Goldman's now bullish on iron ore this year but warns on '18

Jul 27 2017 11:27

Goldman Sachs has boosted its iron ore forecasts after better-than-expected demand in China raised prices, but combined the revised outlook with a warning.

International Markets

European stocks hold steady as AstraZeneca sinks

Jul 27 2017 11:15

European stock investors have weighed mixed corporate results on one of the earnings season’s busiest days, leaving the region’s equity benchmark little changed.


Rand gains as Fed knocks dollar

Jul 27 2017 10:37

The rand has received a welcome boost after dovish comments by US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen placed the dollar on the back foot.

International Markets

Dollar drops, Asia shares jump while Europe swings

Jul 27 2017 10:03

The dollar has sunk and Treasuries have climbed after the Fed Reserve signalled that inflation remains persistently below its target even as the economy picks up steam.


Oil holds advance above $48 as stockpiles drop to six-month low

Jul 27 2017 09:10

Oil has held gains above $48 a barrel as government data showed US crude stockpiles shrank to the lowest level since the start of the year, easing a global glut.

International Markets

Earnings lift US stocks to records, dollar suffers Fed slump

Jul 27 2017 07:50

Wall Street stocks have surged to fresh records on an up day for global equities, but the dollar fell sharply after a Federal Reserve policy statement highlighted weak inflation.


JSE continues positive momentum as gold stocks recover

Jul 26 2017 18:39

All the major indices closed in the green, while the rand weakened slightly to R13.01 as the currency remains supported by recent dollar weakness.


JSE edges higher as markets await Fed move

Jul 26 2017 13:37

JSE indices have continued to creep higher to reach more 52-week highs, with the rand drifting lower as financial markets wait for a policy statement from the Federal Reserve.


Pound retreats as UK economy extends lacklustre performance

Jul 26 2017 13:09

The pound has reversed an earlier advance against the dollar and gilts rose after data showed the UK economy extended its lackluster performance.

International Markets

Stocks lifted by earnings, commodities; bonds gain

Jul 26 2017 12:33

A rally in commodities from oil to copper has lent momentum to European stocks as positive corporate results continued to feed into markets.

International Markets

Commodity rally boosts raw-material, energy stocks

Jul 26 2017 10:20

A broad-based rally in commodities from oil to copper has underpinned gains in producers of raw materials, while the dollar rose and bonds fell.

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