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US stocks dip ahead of Fed announcement

Mar 21 2018 17:09

Wall Street stocks have dipped ahead of a Fed policy decision that will signal whether the US central bank plans to accelerate its pace of interest rate hikes.

International Markets

European stock markets steady at open

Mar 21 2018 12:18

Europe's main stock markets have steadied at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index almost flat at 7 061.98 points.


Oil rises to two-week high as OPEC sees cuts balancing market

Mar 20 2018 15:48

Oil has climbed to a two-week high as output curbs by OPEC and its allies continued to deplete the remnants of a global supply surplus.


SHARE WATCH: Lesser known shares that offer value

Mar 20 2018 15:33

Overberg Asset Management share analyst Kirk Swart looks at shares that aren't well known but offer value in this week's share watch.


Oil rises toward $63 as OPEC cuts weighed against US supplies

Mar 20 2018 09:23

Oil has rebounded toward $63 a barrel from its first drop in four sessions as investors weighed record compliance to output curbs by OPEC and its allies.

International Markets

Stock drop eases, yen slips as investors mull tech

Mar 20 2018 09:13

A sell-off in technology shares has eased as investors mull the potential for weaker earnings growth among companies that have led gains over the past year.

International Markets

Nasdaq ends 1.8% lower as tech selloff weighs on US stocks

Mar 20 2018 07:05

Shares of big technology companies have tumbled following a Facebook data breach scandal, pushing US equity markets sharply lower.


Pound's gain on Brexit transition deal agreement seen capped

Mar 19 2018 15:37

The pound has rallied 1% and gilts slid as Brexit negotiators confirmed a transition deal had been reached, yet the currency’s medium-term gains are likely to be limited.


SA's Brazil moment is here, says $2.4trn fund manager

Mar 19 2018 16:16

A corruption scandal that led to a political transition and economic reforms has been the recipe for a rally in Brazilian assets, and South Africa is at a similar turning point.

International Markets

Stocks slide with commodities, treasuries retreat

Mar 19 2018 12:57

Stocks have declined globally as investors braced for a week packed with risk events, from central bank decisions to Brexit talks to a G-20 gathering.


Rand on back foot at start of week

Mar 19 2018 10:51

The rand started the week above R12/$, as investors await the Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement in the US, and whether ratings agency Moody's will downgrade SA's sovereign debt to junk.


Oil slips a US shale fears untempered by Russian reassurance

Mar 19 2018 10:30

Oil has slipped as US explorers resumed their drilling binge, raising concerns over whether output cuts by OPEC and its allies will be enough to clear a glut despite a pledge from Russia that it’s committed to the curbs.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks open lower as cronyism scandal dogs PM

Mar 19 2018 07:50

Tokyo stocks have opened lower with investor sentiment weighed down by political uncertainty as a cronyism scandal has sent the support ratings of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet plunging.


Market struggles to find direction

Mar 16 2018 18:03

The local equity market was mixed on Friday in a session where the JSE swung between the red and green, as it struggled to gain significant momentum in either direction.

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Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that processed meat was the source of South Africa’s latest and worst listeriosis outbreak on record.