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US stock surge as investors buy the dip

US equities enjoyed their best week in months as buying fever returned to the market following a month-long swoon on solid earnings.

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Dollar dips ahead of Fed meeting

The dollar weakened against other major currencies in cautious trade ahead of next week's Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.

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Rand still on firmer ground

South Africa's rand hovered near the previous day's five-week highs against the US dollar.

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Gold eases below $1,240

Gold prices eased as better-than-expected euro zone business activity data lifted stock markets from early lows.

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Asian shares crawl higher on China GDP relief
October 21 2014 at 06:17

Asian stocks crept up on Tuesday as investors took solace from data showing the Chinese economy grew slightly more than expected in the third quarter.

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Rand gains in recovery mode
October 20 2014 at 19:01

The rand gained against the US dollar, starting a risk-heavy week in firm territory after heavy losses last week, with investors waiting for the finance ministry's update on the budget and economic outlook to provide direc... Read Story
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Hong Kong stocks end higher
October 20 2014 at 12:20

Hong Kong stocks rose, with the benchmark index rising for a second day, as Chinese developers and exporters advanced.

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World stocks advance on strong data
October 20 2014 at 12:52

Global stocks climbed, with strong US data and encouraging third-quarter earnings easing concerns about the pace of global economic recovery and raising appetite for riskier assets.

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HSBC fall weighs on UK's FTSE
October 20 2014 at 12:54

Britain's top equity index slipped, as last week's bounce off 15-month lows faded and a dip in the shares of global bank HSBC pegged back the market.

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Gold climbs above $1,240/oz
October 20 2014 at 13:39

Gold snapped two days of losses to rise as renewed weakness in European stocks boosted interest in the metal as an alternative asset, though a tentative recovery in risk appetite on other markets limited its gains.

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US futures lower as weak IBM profits weigh
October 20 2014 at 14:29

US stock index futures were lower, on the heels of a fourth week of losses for the benchmark S&P 500, as quarterly results from IBM disappointed.

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European stocks trim gains
October 20 2014 at 14:34

European stocks fell, trimming lofty gains made in the previous session, with SAP's profit warning hitting shares in the tech sector.

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S&P, Nasdaq advance but IBM weighs
October 20 2014 at 17:08

US stocks were mixed on Monday, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq advanced, but the Dow fell as quarterly results from IBM disappointed.

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JSE stocks dip ahead of budget
October 20 2014 at 18:16

South African stocks treaded water ahead of a budget speech later in the week.

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