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Oil holds momentum that's driven by OPEC's promise to re-balance

Feb 20 2018 10:14

Oil has headed toward its highest close in two weeks on investor optimism after OPEC’s secretary general said the market’s journey toward equilibrium is gaining traction.

International Markets

Stocks decline, dollar climbs with bond yields

Feb 20 2018 10:05

Most Asian equity benchmarks have declined with US futures and the dollar rose as Treasury yields climbed back toward recent four-year highs.

International Markets

Asian stocks fall, dollar rises with bond yields

Feb 20 2018 07:07

Most Asian equity benchmarks have declined with US futures and the dollar rose as Treasury yields climbed back toward recent four-year highs.


Once Opec's oil-price dove, Saudi Arabia takes a harder line

Feb 19 2018 12:47

For decades, Saudi Arabia was the voice of moderation within Opec, pushing back against the urging of members like Venezuela and Iran for higher oil prices.


Rand still enjoying Ramaphosa rally

Feb 19 2018 12:29

The rand is still enjoying the 'Ramaphosa rally', but may encounter some near-term weakness ahead of the Budget Speech, according to market analysts.

International Markets

Japanese stocks gain on yen weakness, oil advances

Feb 19 2018 11:56

Japanese shares have risen helped by a weaker yen and after US equities capped their best week in five years. The dollar steadied and oil consolidated above $60 a barrel.


Oil finds relief in weaker dollar as equities recover from rout

Feb 19 2018 10:57

Oil has shook off some of the fears that had rattled the market to extend gains above $62 a barrel as the dollar weakened and global equities rebounded from a rout.


JSE eases as investors take profit

Feb 16 2018 18:40

The JSE eased as investors took profit after the biggest one-day rally in three years, with the All-Share consolidated ending down 0.69%.


Rand flirts with R11.50/$ as markets await possible Cabinet reshuffle

Feb 16 2018 12:46

Rand gains on the election of a new South African president have run their course, say analysts, as markets await a possible Cabinet reshuffle this weekend.


It's a first: SA bonds are getting more love than Mexico

Feb 16 2018 11:56

Thanks to a political roller-coaster that ended with Cyril Ramaphosa being named president, South African bonds are more expensive than those in Mexico for the first time on record.


Short sellers caught out by SA's power transfer

Feb 19 2018 18:12

The transfer of power in South Africa has pulled the rug from under the feet of some short traders. At stake: more than $5bn.

International Markets

US stocks gain for 5th straight day, Dow +1.2%

Feb 16 2018 07:44

Wall Street stocks have enjoyed more solid gains, climbing for a fifth straight session and shrugging off fresh data showing higher inflation.

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