• Gupta fallout

    KPMG is still losing staff and clients due to Gupta fallout, according to insiders.

  • Stimulus reaction

    Ratings agency Fitch says SA's stimulus plan is unlikely to boost growth significantly.

  • The Ramaphosa Plan

    The president said on Friday that the work "starts now". He wasn't wrong, writes Pieter du Toit.

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US Fed hike could put rand under pressure - analysts warn

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The rand, still holding firm, could breach the R14.40/$ mark say analysts.

International Markets

Asian markets rise as energy firms are boosted by oil surge

Sep 26 2018 06:36

Most Asian markets rose on Wednesday with energy firms surging with oil prices, while traders await the conclusion of a key Federal Reserve policy meeting.


Choppies gets chopped as JSE sees red

Sep 25 2018 19:29

Equity markets opened the week deep in the red on Tuesday after the Heritage Day public holiday on Monday.

International Markets

US stocks little changed ahead of Fed decision

Sep 25 2018 16:34

Wall Street stocks have treaded water ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this week that will update the market on the central bank's US economic outlook.

International Markets

Equities drop as US-China trade row deepens

Sep 25 2018 10:27

Stocks have fallen across the globe as US tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese imports kicked in, clouding the global economic outlook.

International Markets

Tokyo's Nikkei index rises to eight-month high on weak yen

Sep 25 2018 10:12

Tokyo's benchmark stock index has risen to an eight-month high thanks to a weaker yen, while investors focused on Japan's upcoming trade talks with the United States.


Bad news for motorists as Brent oil boils over $80

Sep 25 2018 06:39

Brent oil soared close to $81, reaching the highest level since November 2014 after OPEC and other global producers snubbed pressure from US President Donald Trump to dampen prices.


Ether cryptocurrency, a victim of blockchain success

Sep 23 2018 16:32

For all the attention afforded bitcoin, it is its rival ether that is hitting the headlines, with the popularity of its blockchain technology Ethereum driving concerns that have sent investors fleeing.

International Markets

Global markets breeze higher on growth outlook

Sep 21 2018 19:09

Global stock markets rose Friday as optimism on the US economic outlook outweighed lingering trade war worries, dealers said.


JSE rallies as Ramaphosa announces economic stimulus plan

Sep 21 2018 17:56

The JSE rallied to close firmer following the announcement of the economic stimulus plan by President Cyril Ramaphosa.


UPDATE: After firming, rand weakens in wake of stimulus announcement

Sep 21 2018 11:14

The rand initially firmed 0.65% to R14.19/$ following the release of President Cyril Ramaphosa's R50bn economic stimulus package, but subsequently weakened to trade at R14.36/$.

International Markets

S&P, Dow soar to record highs as trade fears abate

Sep 21 2018 09:36

US stock benchmarks reached new highs on news from China about tariff and currency moves that could ease trade tensions. The dollar slid.

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