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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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Tokyo shares soar 4%
October 20 2014 at 12:07

Japanese shares surged, with the Topix index climbing the most in more than a year, after a rebound in global equities and a report the nation’s pension fund will boost domestic stock holdings.

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Rand steady as market awaits budget
October 20 2014 at 10:31

South Africa's rand traded in a narrow range against the US dollar, with domestic focus firmly on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's medium term budget statement for an update on the health of the economy.

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Japanese stocks lead rebound
October 20 2014 at 06:24

Japanese stocks led a rally in Asia on Monday, after solid US data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets.

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Oil rises in Asian trade
October 20 2014 at 06:23

Oil prices rose in Asia on Monday, lifted by a surge in equities following last week's sharp gains on Wall Street.

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Fund managers fasten seatbelts
October 17 2014 at 18:37

Even the wildest markets nearly always draw opportunists looking for profitable ways to play them.

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Rand firmer as global sell-off eases
October 17 2014 at 18:30

The rand strengthened against the dollar as risk aversion, abated after a week of volatility that saw most emerging-market currencies weaken on deteriorating prospects for global growth.

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JSE stocks log best gain in a year
October 17 2014 at 18:26

South African stocks rebounded, led by retailers, as worries about global economic growth eased.

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Wall Street rallies on profits, data
October 17 2014 at 17:46

New York - US stocks rose on Friday, with each of the major indexes up more than 1 percent, following a batch of solid earnings reports that eased concerns about the impact of weak global demand on US growth and businesses... Read Story
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Oil market rebounds
October 17 2014 at 14:35

World oil prices rebounded, a day after the US benchmark fell below $80 (R887) for the first time in more than two years.

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US futures gain on Fed speculation
October 17 2014 at 14:33

US stock index futures rose, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its decline for the week.

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