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Asian shares up in holiday-narrowed trade

Apr 18 2014 12:41

Asian markets have mostly edged up while the dollar rose in quiet trade following a mixed lead from Wall Street.

International Markets

Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade

Apr 18 2014 07:56

Asian markets have mostly risen while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade following news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions.

International Markets

US stocks climb after earnings deluge

Apr 18 2014 07:50

US stocks have finished a holiday-shortened week mostly higher as investors digested a plethora of earnings reports that generally met or exceeded expectations.


JSE ticks up, led by platinum stocks

Apr 17 2014 18:01

South African stocks have ended in positive territory as talks to end a platinum-sector strike injected fresh optimism in the sector.


Rand halts five straight losses

Apr 17 2014 17:56

The rand has been firmer against the dollar after five prior straight losses as dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve weighed on the greenback.

International Markets

China weakness hits European earnings

Apr 17 2014 14:58

European shares have edged lower, weighed down by companies reporting earnings that were knocked by currency effects and weak demand from China.


Oil prices stable amid Ukraine talks

Apr 17 2014 14:45

Oil prices have diverged slightly as dealers weighed lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis with a weaker-than-expected US stockpiles report, analysts say.

International Markets

European shares hit by China drink sales drop

Apr 17 2014 11:44

European shares have edged lower, weighed down by weakness in luxury drinks after a crackdown on gift giving in China knocked beverage company earnings


Rand holds steady before long weekend

Apr 17 2014 09:20

The rand has firmed within a recent range, trading sideways for a second session as investors avoid taking big positions ahead of the long weekend.

International Markets

US stocks rally on positive news

Apr 17 2014 07:30

US stocks have rallied for a third straight day, lifted by positive economic and corporate earnings news with Yahoo surging 6% as it beat Wall St forecasts.

International Markets

Asian shares mixed after US report

Apr 17 2014 07:23

Asian markets have been mixed as a positive report on the US economy and the Fed's pledge to keep interest rates at record lows were offset by profit-taking.


Oil prices rise in Asian trade

Apr 17 2014 07:18

Oil prices have lifted in Asian trade on lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis, but analysts said a bearish US stockpiles report was dampening sentiment.


Rand set to snap losing streak

Apr 16 2014 19:12

The rand looks set to to tick up as investor sentiment towards emerging markets received a boost from solid Chinese growth data.


Big mining firms pull JSE higher

Apr 16 2014 18:10

South African stocks have climbed as mining shares were lifted by positive production updates and data showing Chinese economic growth came in a touch above forecasts.


Naira falls on dollar demand

Apr 16 2014 17:16

The naira has weakened against the dollar on the interbank market, with the dollar in demand as importers sought to meet their foreign exchange needs.

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