• Restoring sanity to SA

    We should be driven by the thought that SA belongs to all who live in it, says Solly Moeng.

  • Clamouring for action

    2017 will see battles between politicians as well as those tired of politicking, says Daniel Silke.

  • Realistic dreaming

    Preparation and sound advice will turn entrepreneurial dreams into reality, says Ian Mann.

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Gold whipsawed by Italian vote as dollar wins

Dec 05 2016 09:39

Gold has swung after voters in Italy rejected a referendum on constitutional reform and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation.


Stock fall with commodities

Dec 02 2016 13:57

Financial markets are ending the week the way they started, overshadowed by caution, as stocks fall with commodities, the yen advances and a selloff in Treasuries abates.

GOLD Last updated: 09-12-2016 07:15 Return YTD 1167,863.64(0.31%)
OIL Last updated: 09-12-2016 07:15 Return YTD 53,980.04(0.07%)
PLATINUM Last updated: 09-12-2016 07:15 Return YTD 934,009.50(1.01%)
SILVER Last updated: 09-12-2016 07:15 Return YTD 16,960.10(0.59%)

Opec deal hinged on 2am phone call and it failed

Dec 02 2016 08:53

After months of meetings from Doha to Moscow, it was a morning phone call between two of the most powerful men in the global oil industry that finally broke the impasse.


Gold slides to 10-month low as fund selling spree continues

Dec 01 2016 15:56

Gold has sunk to the lowest in almost 10 months and funds backed by the metal continued to shrink on speculation the US economy is strengthening.


Oil trades near $50 after Opec deal

Dec 01 2016 15:03

Oil has traded near $50 and crude producers rose after Opec approved its first supply cuts in eight years, with the focus on cutting oil glut.


Oil's rally holds after Opec deal

Dec 01 2016 08:22

Oil has held its biggest gain in nine months and crude producers rallied after Opec approved the first supply cuts in eight years, with focus on easing glut.

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