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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.06/$

Apr 18 2019 08:25

The day's range was between R13.97 and R14.12.


JSE edges higher as resources rebound

Apr 18 2019 18:37

The JSE closed firmer led by a rebound in resources which slumped in the prior session, while Asian markets dipped as they took a leaf from the overnight weakness that was recorded in the US markets

International Markets

Hong Kong stocks end week on a low note

Apr 18 2019 11:22

Hong Kong stocks have ended the week down, in line with an Asia-wide retreat and following losses on Wall Street, as investors wound down for a long Easter weekend.


The dollar looks poised to wreak some havoc

Apr 17 2019 14:07

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the global currency market has become stuck in a tight range, with volatility collapsing and no clear trends emerging. Judging by the performance of the dollar, this is no time to be complacent.


Activists push SA pension funds to tally climate costs

Apr 15 2019 08:17

Pension funds in South Africa have a legal obligation to account for the financial effects of climate change on their investments, according to two groups lobbying money managers to pay closer attention to the issue.


Currency chaos that toppled Sudan's al-Bashir holds lesson for autocrats

Apr 12 2019 12:00

One of the root causes of the 75-year-old’s downfall was his inability to manage a shortage of foreign exchange that sent inflation soaring and hammered living standards.

International Markets

Tokyo's Nikkei index close higher

Apr 12 2019 09:42

Tokyo's main Nikkei index has closed higher as the dollar's rebound encouraged buying, but the broader Topix was down, with little fresh news to guide investors.

International Markets

European stocks steady before EU summit, ECB rate call

Apr 10 2019 10:44

Europe's main stock markets have steadied in opening trade, before the EU's crucial Brexit summit and the European Central Bank's latest interest rate decision.


Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.07/$

Apr 16 2019 08:38

TreasuryONE said earlier that the rand was likely to remain range bound for most of the day.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks close lower on trade worries

Apr 10 2019 10:00

Tokyo stocks have closed lower amid a flare-up in trade tensions between the United States and Europe, with investors eying a press conference by the European Central Bank president.


JSE closes weaker as IMF cuts SA's growth forecast

Apr 09 2019 17:51

The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday as it tracked other global markets lower following the IMF's downward revision of its global growth forecast.

International Markets

US stocks retreat as Trump threatens new tariffs

Apr 09 2019 16:08

Wall Street stocks have retreated as the IMF cut its global growth forecast and President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on EU goods.

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