• The Ramaphosa Plan

    The president said on Friday that the work "starts now". He wasn't wrong, writes Pieter du Toit.

  • Stimulus recap

    Seven key points in the president's package of economic reforms and spending plans.

  • Supporting role

    Meet the members of President Cyril Ramaphosa's new 10-person advisory panel on land reform.

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International Markets

Global markets breeze higher on growth outlook

Sep 21 2018 19:09

Global stock markets rose Friday as optimism on the US economic outlook outweighed lingering trade war worries, dealers said.


JSE rallies as Ramaphosa announces economic stimulus plan

Sep 21 2018 17:56

The JSE rallied to close firmer following the announcement of the economic stimulus plan by President Cyril Ramaphosa.


UPDATE: After firming, rand weakens in wake of stimulus announcement

Sep 21 2018 11:14

The rand initially firmed 0.65% to R14.19/$ following the release of President Cyril Ramaphosa's R50bn economic stimulus package, but subsequently weakened to trade at R14.36/$.

International Markets

S&P, Dow soar to record highs as trade fears abate

Sep 21 2018 09:36

US stock benchmarks reached new highs on news from China about tariff and currency moves that could ease trade tensions. The dollar slid.


It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Sep 21 2018 07:46

Marijuana stocks have made gigantic gains as Canada prepares to legalise the drug, and billions of dollars have flowed into the sector as investors and companies start to evaluate the pot market.


JSE firms as markets shift attention from trade war

Sep 20 2018 19:09

The JSE has firmed along with other major global markets as focus shifted from the Sino-USA trade war.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks close flat after PM Abe's win

Sep 20 2018 11:13

Tokyo stocks have closed flat, with traders taking Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's widely expected victory in the party leadership election in their stride.

International Markets

European equities stabilise at open

Sep 20 2018 11:03

Europe's main stock markets have opened on a stable note, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index virtually unchanged at 7 332.41 points.

International Markets

Asian markets edge up but rally wobbles

Sep 20 2018 11:01

Most Asian markets have risen but their recent rally lost its legs, though emerging market currencies held their own after Beijing's pledge not to weaponise the yuan.

International Markets

Hong Kong stocks squeeze out fresh gains

Sep 20 2018 10:55

Hong Kong stocks have edged up on lingering hopes China and the United States will eventually reach an agreement to avert an all-out trade war.


JSE inches higher as inflation slows

Sep 19 2018 18:40

The JSE barely closed firmer, mainly on the back of gains recorded in the financials and resources indices.

International Markets

US stocks mostly higher as trade fights churn

Sep 19 2018 16:13

Wall Street stocks have been mostly higher, taking a broadly benign view of lingering trade fights, including the escalating US-China battle.

International Markets

Markets ride positive wave on hopes of trade resolution

Sep 19 2018 15:32

European and Asian stocks have mostly risen as new tit-for-tat tariffs by China and the United States were seen as lighter than feared.

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