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Markets WRAP: The rand closed at R13.85/$

Jul 19 2019 09:48

The day's range was between R13.81 and R13.95.


JSE rises as market participants bet on more central bank stimulus

Jul 19 2019 17:50

The JSE has risen primarily on the back of gains recorded on the mining index as well as advances from all the major indices.


Oil pares steep weekly loss as US warship downs Iranian drone

Jul 19 2019 10:13

Oil snapped four days of losses after an American warship downed an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz, stoking concerns crude flows from the Middle East may be disrupted.


Muted session for the JSE as central bank cuts rates

Jul 18 2019 18:15

The JSE had a relatively muted session on Thursday as it struggled to find direction ahead of the South African Reserve Bank’s interest rate decision.

International Markets

Stock markets weaker, pound under pressure

Jul 17 2019 18:54

Global stock markets have turned weaker after recent record gains in the US while growing concerns about a no-deal Brexit kept the pound under pressure.


JSE weaker ahead of SARB rate decision

Jul 17 2019 18:05

The local bourse has retreated on Wednesday mainly on the back of broad-based weakness across most major global indices.

International Markets

US stocks edge down from records

Jul 16 2019 16:30

Wall Street stocks have edged down from records following mixed banking earnings and worrisome manufacturing data contrasted with strong US retail sales.


Financials lead the surge on the JSE

Jul 16 2019 19:06

The JSE has advanced mainly on the back of a rally led by the financials index which rose on the back of a firmer rand.

International Markets

Hong Kong stocks finish with gains

Jul 16 2019 15:11

Hong Kong stocks have ended higher in quiet trade as investors took a step back after recent gains, while looking ahead to the start of corporate earnings season.

International Markets

European stock markets edge higher, pound slumps

Jul 16 2019 15:08

European stock markets have edged higher, while the pound hit the lowest level versus the dollar in more than two years on Brexit deadlock.

International Markets

Asian markets drift as investors eye start of earnings season

Jul 16 2019 15:05

Most Asian markets have been mixed as investors took a breather after a recent rally and as they awaited the start of the corporate earnings season.


JSE closes 0.27% firmer

Jul 15 2019 18:12

Momentum continued to favour the bulls on Monday as Asian and US markets continued to advance, while the JSE All-Share index closes 0.27% firmer.

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