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24 days ago
Oil dips in Asian trade
Oil dips in Asian trade

Oil prices dipped in Asia on Wednesday, even as official China data showed factory activity expanded in May.

Currencies
24 days ago
Rand edges up in early trade
Rand edges up in early trade

South Africa’s rand traded a touch firmer against the dollar on Wednesday morning.

25 days ago
Iron ore: April was awesome, May was moody
Iron ore: April was awesome, May was moody

Benchmark iron ore prices are headed for the biggest monthly loss since 2012.

Currencies
25 days ago
Zimbabwe’s multi-currency system ‘here to stay’
Zimbabwe’s multi-currency system ‘here to stay’

Zimbabwe's central bank will start circulating local bank notes in October - but the country will also use the dollar and other foreign currencies.

Currencies
25 days ago
Rand stable ahead of trade data
Rand stable ahead of trade data

SA’s rand holds steady on Tuesday morning, recouping the previous session's losses against the dollar.

26 days ago
Oil recovery eases pressure on OPEC
Oil recovery eases pressure on OPEC

A recovery in the oil price to around $50 has eased pressure on OPEC to turn down the taps when it gathers in Vienna this week.

26 days ago
Weak rand pushes SA corn and wheat to records
Weak rand pushes SA corn and wheat to records

South Africa will be a net importer of corn for the first time since 2008 this year after the worst drought in more than a century.

Currencies
26 days ago
SA’s rand under pressure
SA’s rand under pressure

Rand slips in early trade on Monday as fears of a credit downgrade weigh on sentiment.

26 days ago
Oil edges down in Asian trade
Oil edges down in Asian trade

Oil prices dipped in Asia on Monday after comments from the US central bank head implying interest rates will rise.

Currencies
26 days ago
Dollar rises on rate-hike bets
Dollar rises on rate-hike bets

The dollar hit a one-month high against the yen on Monday after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

26 days ago
Government ‘will intervene to help SA’s steel industry’
Government ‘will intervene to help SA’s steel industry’

Treasury’s director-general assures SA’s steel industry that the government is aware of the problems it faces.

29 days ago
Soybeans hit record price
Soybeans hit record price

Soybeans rise to highest on record after the Crop Estimates Committee said this year’s harvest will be 32 percent smaller than 2015’s.

Currencies
29 days ago
Rand falters as risk appetite fades
Rand falters as risk appetite fades

South Africa’s rand dips on Friday morning as traders look ahead to a speech by US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

Currencies
29 days ago
Rand firms on emerging rally
Rand firms on emerging rally

The rand firmed late yesterday as improved global risk appetite helped shift focus away from the possibility of a credit downgrade.

29 days ago
Oil pulls back from $50 level
Oil pulls back from $50 level

Oil dips in Asia on Friday as traders take profits.