• Rating agencies and SA

    Warts and all, rating agencies kept SA on the straight and narrow, says Daniel Silke.

  • Crisis management fail

    Ford SA lost the plot right after the tragic death of a Kuga owner in 2015, says Solly Moeng.

  • Stop the roads carnage

    SA needs visible law enforcement to reduce our ghastly road death toll, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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Oil resumes advance as report shows US crude stockpiles drop

Jan 19 2017 11:27

Oil has resumed gains after the biggest drop in more than a week as industry data showed US crude stockpiles declined, while Opec trim production to ease a global glut.


IEA sees significant gains in US shale oil as price rise

Jan 18 2017 12:48

Oil-price gains will trigger a "significant" increase in US shale output as Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers rein in supply.

GOLD Last updated: 19-01-2017 04:35 Return YTD 1200,4913.55(1.12%)
OIL Last updated: 19-01-2017 04:35 Return YTD 54,530.26(0.48%)
PLATINUM Last updated: 19-01-2017 04:35 Return YTD 955,7516.75(1.72%)
SILVER Last updated: 19-01-2017 04:35 Return YTD 16,830.42(2.43%)

Oil's surprise strength is spending Opec goal - Saudi minister

Jan 18 2017 09:37

The surprising strength of the oil market is the main reason why Opec could end output cuts by the middle of the year, says Saudi Arabia’s energy minister.


Gold falls with yen as haven-asset flight eases

Jan 18 2017 08:51

The flight to haven assets has eased following the biggest drop in the dollar since July with moves in the yen and gold steadying ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration.


Oil climbs as Opec sees market balancing while dollar slides

Jan 17 2017 14:47

Brent oil has risen above $56 a barrel after Opec members including Saudi Arabia said output cuts are bringing the market into balance, while the dollar weakened.


Gold surges as investors tick off hours to Brexit speech

Jan 17 2017 09:14

The new year has been kind to gold. Prices have advanced every day apart from a single session this month as the UK gets to grips with the Brexit process.

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