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Local equities weaker as inflation slows

Dec 13 2017 17:59

The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday as the current selling pressure in most of the blue chip stocks persisted.

Equities

ANC contest win for market darling Ramaphosa may see stocks slump

Dec 13 2017 14:00

In the topsy-turvy world of South African stocks, a triumph for investors’ preferred candidate in the contest to lead the ANC could weaken the benchmark index.

International Markets

Emerging markets set for blockbuster returns in 2017 as SA economy stalls

Dec 13 2017 14:50

Even as SA lost its foreign-currency investment grades in 2017, easy monetary policy and budding global growth is set to deliver blockbuster returns for the world’s emerging markets.

International Markets

Hong Kong stocks up by break

Dec 13 2017 07:50

Hong Kong shares have gone into the break on a high following a record close on Wall Street as investors await the end of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

International Markets

US, European stocks rise ahead of Fed announcement

Dec 13 2017 07:47

Equities have risen Wall Street and on major European bourses, with US indices finishing at records again, as Congress made progress on the tax cut plan and amid expectations for higher interest rates.

International Markets

Asia markets swing as traders focus on Fed meeting

Dec 13 2017 07:39

Asian markets have swung in and out of positive territory as investors brushed off another record close on Wall Street and looked ahead of the Fed's latest policy meeting.

Commodities

Brent oil jumps above $65 for first time since 2015 on pipe halt

Dec 12 2017 07:51

Global benchmark Brent crude has jumped above $65 a barrel for the first time in 2 1/2 years after one of the most important pipelines in the world was shut because of a crack.

 
Markets

EU blacklists Namibia as tax haven

Dec 12 2017 18:06

Namibia has criticised its listing on a new European Union blacklist of tax havens as unjust and biased, blaming the status on missing a deadline to comply.

International Markets

Asian markets struggle to extend gains, eyes on central banks

Dec 12 2017 07:38

Asian markets have struggled to build on their recent rally as investors cashed in while also looking ahead to key central bank meetings that could provide an idea about monetary policy in the new year.

International Markets

Global stocks mixed as bitcoin surges

Dec 12 2017 07:34

Global stocks have been mixed, with major US indices ending at fresh records as bitcoin futures surged in their debut on a major exchange.

Equities

Rand strengthens as markets keep close eye on Steinhoff

Dec 11 2017 18:48

The rand strengthened by 1.02% to trade at R13.58 to the dollar, with five days to go before the start of the ANC elective conference.

Commodities

Oil slips near $57 on Opec-cuts review, rising US rig count

Dec 11 2017 13:30

Oil has slipped to near $57 a barrel as US drilling expanded and Opec nations Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates signaled they can phase out production cuts if the market improves.

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