JSE firmer as platinums surge and retailers gain on unchanged repo rate

The JSE firmed along with the rand after the Reserve Bank kept the repo rate unchanged, but rand hedges came under pressure

2 hours ago
Sterling dips after UK court ruling on Brexit vote

Dollar rally needs to find some support soon to ward off a potentially serious correction

2 hours ago
Oil prices rise as Opec output cuts drain stocks

Reduction in supply by OPEC is being offset by an increase in US production as prices rise

2 hours ago
Rand strengthens after Bank keeps rates on hold

As the Reserve Bank kept the repo rate at 7% but revised its inflation rate upwards the rand strengthened against leading currencies

3 hours ago
Bonds improve sharply as Reserve Bank keeps rates unchanged

The bond market followed the stronger rand, which firmed to a six-month high of R13.3106 against the dollar

4 hours ago
Resources stocks keep driving the JSE higher

Thanks to heavy lifting from resources shares, the JSE all share was rallying for the second day running

6 hours ago
Dollar steadies after a stumble and sterling rides out court’s Brexit ruling

The dollar steadied after a stumble on President Donald Trump’s protectionist talk, and after an initial dip the pound was riding out the UK court ruling on ...

7 hours ago
Opec output cuts drain oil stocks, but higher prices spur more US drilling

With oil output curbs by Opec and other big exporters reducing inventory, the US is cashing in on higher prices and pumping up production

7 hours ago
Bonds trade firmer ahead of Reserve Bank meeting outcome

The MPC meeting is expected to end with interest rates unchanged at 7%, despite surprising 6.8% consumer inflation for December

7 hours ago
Rand stable as market awaits rate decision

NKC African Economics economists say the rand and dollar are stable, but vulnerable to changing investor confidence due to uncertainty around US policy

9 hours ago
JSE marginally higher on retailers ahead of rate decision

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking analysts says traders are concerned about the unintended consequences of Donald Trump’s protectionist policies

10 hours ago
Rand relatively flat against dollar ahead of Reserve Bank meeting

TreasuryOne says US President Donald Trump’s ‘focus on protectionism of the US economy’ is causing uncertainty in the markets

11 hours ago
Bonds marginally stronger ahead of Reserve Bank meeting

NKC African Economics economists expect interest rate to remain unchanged due to dismal growth prospects, a stronger rand and lower food price inflation

11 hours ago
Gold is steady amid concern about Donald Trump’s trade policy

Metal is hardly changed at $1,217.42 as the dollar remains under pressure on signs that US President Donald Trump will adopt a protectionist stance on trade

13 hours ago
Oil rebounds on weaker greenback

Brent rises to $55.53 a softer dollar and production cuts buoy the market, but an increase in drilling activity in the US is likely to keep a lid on prices

13 hours ago
Unease over US trade sours sentiment on Asian markets

Equities in Asia mixed as Donald Trump’s focus on protectionism fuels suspicion his administration might seek competitive advantage through a weaker currency

13 hours ago
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