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Rand weakens on hopes of US interest rate hike

1 hour(s) ago

Local currency is weaker against dollar in late trade on Monday after greenback firms as investors keep alive hopes US Fed will raise rates as early as September

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Bonds weaker as rand lowers on hopes of US rate hike

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1 hour(s) ago

SA bonds are weaker in late afternoon on Monday as bond market tracks softer rand as possibility of impending rate hike in US weighs on local currency

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Resources weigh on JSE amid muted trade

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4 hour(s) ago

Local bourse maintains weaker bias on last trading day of month, weighed down by resources sector amid ‘generally unsettled environment on global markets’

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European, Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years on China, Fed

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4 hour(s) ago

Stocks in Europe, Asia look set for worst monthly losses in at least three years, with investors still concerned about growth in China, prospect of higher US interest rates

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Gold steadies, awaiting fresh clues on US rate rise

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3 hour(s) ago

Gold steadies after last week’s slide as retreat in dollar lends support, but indications that Fed may still raise rates this year, despite recent market turmoil, weigh on metal

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Oil falls back below $49 as glut, Chinese concerns weigh

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5 hour(s) ago

Oil falls below $49 a barrel after biggest two-day rally in six years last week, pressured by supply glut and renewed concern about hard landing for China’s economy

World

GLOBAL ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: China fears linger as focus on Fed sharpens

A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank in Hai'an, Jiangsu province in this June 10 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Fears of China’s health remains under spotlight, along with question of whether the Fed will raise interest rates in September

Markets

Wild week for markets set to end quietly

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2 day(s) ago

Lingering worries over Chinese economic growth and Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates weighs on stocks, but oil rebounds on a strengthening US economy

Markets

Markets rebound as Fed official marks down case for US rate hike

An electronic board displaying the Tokyo stock index at a securities office in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday. Shares across the globe rallied after Monday’s multiyear lows. Tokyo’s Nikkei ended up 1.1%, adding to the previous day’s 3.2% gain, on more optimistic views on the global economy Picture: EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA
3 day(s) ago

Strong US economic data and Fed policy maker's hint at interest rate delay fuels global stock rally

Asia-Pacific

China stock market woes threaten growth of global car manufacturers

A BMW M235i on display during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai in April. German car maker BMW has said weaker demand from China could weigh on its full-year earnings. Picture: AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO
3 day(s) ago

Dealers report lost sales from the stock tumult and car makers brace for more pain as buyers’ cash dwindles

Asia-Pacific

NEWS ANALYSIS: Interest rate cuts will not cure China’s economic ill health

A pedestrian is reflected on a share prices board in Tokyo. Picture: AFP
4 day(s) ago

Increasing anxiety about weakness in China’s economy has sent financial markets into a tailspin and raised questions about the grip its Communist Party rulers have on policy

US dollar, euro and Swiss franc banknotes are displayed in a bank in Budapest, Hungary. Picture: REUTERS

Easy money talk a brake on euro, yen

The possibility of further quantitative easing in Europe and Japan has returned to investors’ radar screens, reining in rallies in the euro and yen

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ANS8014.29%
AQP1959.55%
ART4388.96%
RACP16006.67%
DCT4206.60%

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RBA90-21.74%
ACL1003-14.35%
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Remaining focused is key until market volatility ends

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10 hour(s) ago

Market churn not new to the market, and investors need to stay focused, says fund manager

Markets

Did the rand really reach R14 to the dollar?

5 day(s) ago

Anomalous trade went through in Tokyo early on Monday morning, triggering stop-losses that tried to buy rand at that level, which sent it back to about R13.31/$

Companies

COMPANY COMMENT: Imperial; Super Group

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4 day(s) ago

Imperial looks strong despite weak rand while African Logistics may be an impediment to Super Group’s growth

Europe

EU stainless steel duties do little for embattled mills

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4 day(s) ago

European Union’s steel mills continue to battle stubbornly poor demand and a China-led growth slowdown


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Reserves-lean Reserve Bank’s subtle currency move

Central bank may put in quiet buy orders overnight to prevent R14/$ bid turning into a downward spiral, writes Hilary Joffe

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