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JSE closes firmer after erasing earlier losses

May 22 2018 19:03

The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday despite briefly trading in the red after opening, with bankers and retailers in particular benefiting from the firmer rand.

Currencies

Rand at its 'unpredictable best' as it strengthens 1%

May 22 2018 13:16

The local currency started the day on a stronger footing as the dollar receded somewhat from recent highs.

Markets

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

May 22 2018 09:22

Asian markets were mostly lower after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a Eurosceptic-led government.

Equities

JSE closes flat after erratic session as rand takes a beating

May 21 2018 18:30

The JSE closed flat on Monday after a volatile trading session, which could largely be attributed to the rand's significant weakening against the greenback to a new five-month low.

International Markets

Asian markets rise as China and US agree to avert trade war

May 21 2018 11:58

After high-level talks in Washington the two economic superpowers revealed a deal had been hammered out, ending months of tension that have sent financial markets into a frenzy.

Currencies

Rand at its weakest in 2018 – analysts

May 21 2018 12:21

The rand is trading on the back foot, given recent geopolitical developments. This has seen the US dollar soaring, and resulted in negative emerging market sentiment.

 
International Markets

Tokyo's Nikkei closes up on weak yen

May 21 2018 09:08

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index has risen for the third straight session, supported by a weaker yen as worries over a trade war between the US and China eased.

International Markets

Wall Street adds to losses while Europe's markets pause

May 20 2018 13:45

Wall Street had a lackluster day, with little to spur investors onward amid a steady drumbeat of worrisome news on trade and geopolitical worries.

Equities

Rand slumps, JSE down as 10-year Treasury yields blow out

May 18 2018 18:58

The JSE closed weaker on Friday as banks and retailers dragged the local index lower due to the weaker rand.

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