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Markets LIVE: Rand could test R14/$ level

55 minutes ago

The rand opened at R14.11/$ and analysts expect it to test the R14/$ mark in today's session.

International Markets

Pound solidifies gains after May wins confidence vote

Dec 13 2018 06:54

The British currency sustained gains won late Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May survived a bid by her own MPs to unseat her through a no confidence vote.


Markets WRAP: Rand closes the day at R14.15/$

Dec 12 2018 08:06

The rand started the day out at R14.30/$ despite losing more ground on Tuesday where, at one stage, it was trading more than 4.5% weaker against the dollar over the past few trading sessions.


JSE firmer as global stocks remain optimistic on US-China trade deal

Dec 12 2018 18:05

The JSE closed firmer as it tracked other global equity benchmarks higher, mainly on the back of positive comments on trade from US President Donald Trump.

International Markets

Pound rallies as UK PM May seen surviving confidence challenge

Dec 12 2018 16:00

The pound headed for the biggest gain in a month on increased confidence UK Prime Minister Theresa May will survive a leadership challenge, amid reports that she had the backing of a majority of Conservative Party Parliament members.

International Markets

European stocks rise despite UK political turmoil

Dec 12 2018 12:24

European stocks rose after news that British Prime Minister Theresa May will later face a no-confidence vote over her handling of Brexit negotiations.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks close up as trade war fears ease

Dec 12 2018 09:43

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as fears about the US-China trade war eased following the release on bail of a Huawei executive.

International Markets

Asian markets perked up by positive China-US trade news

Dec 12 2018 07:58

Asian markets enjoyed healthy buying interest on much-needed good news on the China-US trade talks, while energy firms rallied with oil prices, though the pound remained beaten down by Brexit woes.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks open higher on cheaper yen

Dec 12 2018 08:03

Tokyo stocks opened higher helped by a cheaper yen and a rebound in European bourses after two days of declines amid lingering concerns over trade conflicts.

International Markets

Pound keeps falling on Brexit quagmire; global stocks mixed

Dec 12 2018 08:09

The British pound fell again due to mounting uncertainty over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, while European bourses advanced amid bargain-hunting.


Moderate gains for stocks as China looks to cut tariffs

Dec 11 2018 20:02

The JSE has closed firmer on the back of a mild rebound in global stocks as news broke out about the possibility of a tariff cut on US goods from China.

International Markets

European stocks, pound rebound

Dec 11 2018 14:33

European stock markets and the pound have rebounded as British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to rescue the UK's Brexit deal.


Oil rises as supplies seen reduced by OPEC, Libya field halt

Dec 11 2018 14:28

Oil has risen on renewed optimism that production cuts announced by the OPEC+ coalition will rebalance the market.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks close lower

Dec 11 2018 10:51

Tokyo shares have closed lower as uncertainty caused by factors including Brexit and trade tensions weighed on the market, wiping out early gains.

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