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US stocks fall on mixed economic data

Oct 01 2014 16:39

Wall Street stocks have dropped in early trade on mixed economic data as the market looks ahead to the US jobs report.

International Markets

Asian shares mixed, dollar breaks ¥110 mark

Oct 01 2014 15:58

Asian markets have been mixed, with Japan's Nikkei giving up earlier gains despite a pick-up in business confidence, while the dollar breaches the ¥110 level.

International Markets

Huge Japan stock trade wrongly cancelled

Oct 01 2014 15:45

Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of stock orders in some of Japan's biggest firms have had to be cancelled, possibly the result of a "fat finger" error.


Resources, gold put damper on JSE

Oct 01 2014 14:15

Resources and gold shares have again been the culprits that held the JSE back, but the other indices did not set the bourse alight either.


Gold holds near 9-month low, as dollar weighs

Oct 01 2014 12:20

Gold has been near 9-month lows, weighed down by broad-based strength in the dollar on expectations that the US Fed Reserve is set to tighten monetary policy.

International Markets

European shares dip after mixed data

Oct 01 2014 10:53

European shares have dipped following mixed manufacturing data, sales warnings from Sainsbury and Nexans fuelled worries over the outlook of corporate results.


Rand on the ropes over trade, budget deficits

Oct 01 2014 10:26

The rand has remained on the back foot against the US dollar, still spooked by data showing yawning trade and budget deficits.


Dollar on six-year high against yen

Oct 01 2014 08:17

The dollar has broken the ¥110 barrier for the first time in more than six years, following upbeat US data and expectations of more Bank of Japan monetary easing.


Oil prices rebound in Asia

Oct 01 2014 07:40

Oil prices have rebounded following sharp falls the day before, with a decline in US consumer confidence and tepid data from China dampening buying sentiment.

International Markets

Asian shares mixed

Oct 01 2014 07:49

Asian markets have mostly been higher with Japan's Nikkei rising after a survey of business confidence showed a surprise pick-up.

International Markets

US stocks drop on disappointing economic data

Oct 01 2014 07:44

Wall Street stocks have finished lower following disappointing economic data, including a big drop in US consumer confidence.


JSE ends in the red

Sep 30 2014 18:18

Stocks have closed down as bullion producers remained under pressure after the precious metal fell to a nine-month low.


Oil prices turn higher on data expectations

Sep 30 2014 14:45

Global oil prices have gained ground on expectations of upbeat economic data from the United States, the world's largest consumer of crude.

International Markets

EBay jumps in premarket, to spin off PayPal

Sep 30 2014 13:54

Shares of eBay have jumped in premarket trading, moving on the heaviest volume of any premarket stock after it said it would spin off its PayPal division.

International Markets

Asian shares mostly lower, China PMI weighs

Sep 30 2014 13:44

Asian markets have mostly slipped, with Hong Kong hit for a second day as a pro-democracy protest shows no signs of abating.

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