Foreign

2 years ago | February 7, 2018

Asian shares on edge as U.S. futures slip

SYDNEY – Asian shares reversed their earlier gains on Wednesday as investors dumped U.S. stock futures for safer ...

Bonds recover as Zuma issue grinds towards conclusion

South African bonds firmed on Wednesday morning, as US treasuries and global equity markets rebounded from their recent ...

2 years ago | February 6, 2018

Oil prices fall more than 1 percent amid global market rout

SINGAPORE – Oil prices dropped by more than 1 percent on Tuesday, extending falls from the previous session as ...

South Africa’s rand slips as Zuma deadlock weighs

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand was weaker early on Tuesday, hurt by a broad recovery in the dollar and locally ...

2 years ago | February 5, 2018

Oil prices fall amid market sell-off, Brent near one-month low

TOKYO – Oil prices on Monday extended declines from the end of last week amid a wider market sell off and a ...

Farmers lose R14bn as Cape drought bites

Western Cape farmers have recorded R14bn in losses so far, as a result of the crippling drought in the province, ...

2 years ago | February 1, 2018

SA: Bonds mixed as US yields grind higher

South African bonds were mixed on Thursday morning as the rand lost some ground following the US Federal Reserve’s ...

Shell poised to dethrone Exxon in oil titans’ cash clash

LONDON – Royal Dutch Shell could usurp its largest rival Exxon Mobil as the energy sector’s biggest cash generator ...

2 years ago | January 31, 2018

Fed expected to keep interest rates steady as Yellen era ends

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday while signaling a ...

Rand firmer as eurozone GDP data drags dollar down, again

The rand was firmer against the dollar on Wednesday morning, as the euro maintained its newly found momentum against the ...

2 years ago | January 29, 2018

Rand slips as dollar stages modest recovery

The rand slipped against the dollar on Monday morning, but held its ground against the euro and pound. The divergent ...

2 years ago | January 25, 2018

S.A: Local bonds slightly firmer on stronger rand as US yields rise

South African bonds were a little firmer on Thursday morning as the market followed the rand, which on Wednesday reached ...

2 years ago | January 24, 2018

South Africa’s rand steadies at 2-1/2-year high, stocks set ...

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand steadied against the dollar early on Wednesday, holding at a ...

2 years ago | January 23, 2018

Rand steadies as dealers await fresh local news

The rand held broadly steady on Tuesday morning, but stayed within touching distance of the symbolic R12/$ level, which ...

2 years ago | January 22, 2018

Rand and JSE likely to cheer new Eskom board on Monday

The rand, which strengthened to R12.05 to the dollar at the weekend — following Friday night’s vote by the ANC’s ...

2 years ago | January 17, 2018

Japan central bank to keep policy on hold, offer upbeat inflation view

TOKYO – Japan’s central bank is set to maintain upbeat price forecasts next week and paint a slightly better ...

JSE likely to follow US down on Wednesday

The JSE looks likely to trip after its run of three winning trading days on Wednesday, taking its cue from the US.

2 years ago | January 16, 2018

Rand edges lower as dollar stabilises after slumping to three-year lows

The rand edged lower on Tuesday morning, as the dollar appeared to stabilise after falling to a three-year low when ...

2 years ago | January 15, 2018

JSE could suspend Eskom bonds by the end of January

Eskom’s bonds face suspension on the JSE because the state-owned power utility has failed to publish its interim ...

2 years ago | January 11, 2018

Rand makes small recovery after Wednesday’s setback

The rand was slightly stronger on Thursday morning following Wednesday’s setback when it registered the business ...