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23 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.

South Africa
23 days ago
SA records a R430m trade surplus for April
SA records a R430m trade surplus for April

SA recorded a second consecutive trade surplus in April even as exports of precious metals and stones and other mineral products fell.

24 days ago
Asia shares wobble as oil slip hits mood
Asia shares wobble as oil slip hits mood

Asian stocks were on a weak footing on Wednesday as a slip in crude oil prices dampened investors' appetite for riskier assets.

24 days ago
Wall Street ends May with a whimper
Wall Street ends May with a whimper

The S&P 500 wrapped up its third straight month of gains on a flat note on Tuesday as weaker energy shares countered a rise in safe-haven utilities.

South Africa
24 days ago
Johannesburg stocks rise for sixth day
Johannesburg stocks rise for sixth day

Shares in companies that benefit from rand weakness drove the South African benchmark index higher on Tuesday.

Commodities
24 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.

South Africa
24 days ago
Downgrade risk drives SA firms from bond market
Downgrade risk drives SA firms from bond market

As South Africa braces for a possible credit downgrade, local companies are finding the bond market an unfriendly place.

Currencies
24 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
24 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.

Commodities
25 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.

25 days ago
Dollar supported by US rate view
Dollar supported by US rate view

Dollar hovers near its highest level in two months against a basket of currencies on Tuesday.

25 days ago
Asian shares firm, but set for monthly loss
Asian shares firm, but set for monthly loss

Asian shares recovered from a wobbly start on Tuesday, but remained on track for a monthly loss.

Commodities
25 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.

25 days ago
European shares steady in thin trade
European shares steady in thin trade

The prospect of a US interest rate hike coming sooner rather than later prompted investors to avoid strong bets on Monday.

Currencies
25 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.