Rand holds firm as dollar feels the pressure

Positive local markets support the rand and local retail sales suggest the economy might be emerging from recession

4 hours ago
Gold rises on Fed caution, palladium hits 16-year peak

Trump’s decision to disband two high-profile advisory councils and South Korea’s warning to North Korea not to ‘cross the red line’ ...

4 hours ago
Oil price steady as high US output balances big fall in crude stockpiles

New BMI Research warns the boom in demand coming from China’s 2-million new car sales a month is coming to an end as cars start using alternative fuels

5 hours ago
Bonds little changed as focus shifts to global data releases

The European Central Bank’s July minutes will be released today, with the market hoping for hints about monetary policy tightening

5 hours ago
JSE opens firmer on upbeat Standard Bank interims

TreasuryOne trader Phillip Pearce says dovish Fed minutes lessen the chance of another US rate increase this year, which lifted the global appetite for risk

7 hours ago
JSE opens firmer on upbeat Standard Bank interims

TreasuryOne trader Phillip Pearce says dovish Fed minutes lessen the chance of another US rate increase this year, which lifted the global appetite for risk

7 hours ago
Rand extends gains as dollar stumbles

The US Federal Reserve’s concern about inflation could lead to it pausing in its rate-increasing cycle, which would benefit emerging-market currencies

7 hours ago
Bonds stable while rand firms on positive sentiment

Sasfin Securities analysts say Federal Reserve minutes had little effect on yields but ‘added fodder to the inflation debate’

7 hours ago
Oil claws back some ground

Traders say the market is range-bound as falling crude inventories provide support while high output caps gains

9 hours ago
Gold edges up as subdued dollar provides support

Metal is firmer after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting hint at a delay in further rate increases, while palladium hits a fresh 16-year high

9 hours ago
Asian shares gain as North Korean-US tension fades

Equities in Asia edge higher, but the Federal Reserve’s concerns about weak US inflation weighs on the dollar

9 hours ago
Flood of results due from JSE companies

It’s a busy day for market watchers, with Standard Bank, Exxaro, Harmony Gold and Gold Fields all scheduled to release results, and a raft of Stats SA ...

9 hours ago
Market data - August 16 2017

Market data including bonds, unit trusts and fuel prices

9 hours ago
MARKET WRAP: JSE closes firmer in broad-based gains

The rand was 0.75% stronger to the dollar at the close; from April to June retail sales rose by 2.2%, which might help pull SA out of recession

Futures higher as JSE firms and US markets head for new highs

The JSE enjoys fairly broad-based gains; the European bourses are marginally up

JSE posts broad-based gains after upbeat retail sales data

Resources, industrials, banks and financials are all up, and Naspers climbs 2.93% on second-quarter results from Hong Kong-listed Tencent

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