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Shares soar on China rate cut, ECB stimulus hopes

World stock markets and oil prices rallied following a surprise rate cut by China and as the European Central Bank indicated it would step up its asset purchase... Read Story

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US futures rise on China rate cut

US stock index futures rose on Friday, setting major indexes up for a fifth week of gains.

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European shares extend rally

European stocks extended an early rally on Friday morning, led by mining shares after China's cut interest rates.

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JSE stocks eke out gains
November 13 2014 at 19:03

South African stocks advanced modestly but gains were capped by platinum producers, which sank as the precious metal's spot price approached five-year lows below $1 200 (R13 400) an ounce.

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Rand firmer as mining output surprises
November 13 2014 at 19:01

South Africa's rand edged slightly firmer against the US dollar after a surprise expansion in mining output provided a rare piece of good news for Africa's most developed economy.

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Wall Street edges up to records
November 13 2014 at 17:49

US stocks inched higher shortly after the open, as the Dow and S&P touched new record intraday highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labour market.

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Tokyo stocks close up
November 13 2014 at 11:12

Tokyo stocks rose 1.14 percent thanks to a weaker yen, as speculation swirls that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a delay to next year's planned sales tax hike.

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Hong Kong shares close up on casinos
November 13 2014 at 11:13

Hong Kong shares rose, lifted by consumer and casino shares and buttressed by financials.

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European shares stage small rebound
November 13 2014 at 11:16

European shares staged a modest rebound, helped by strong results from companies such as French telecoms firm Iliad and plans to return money to shareholders at turbine maker Alstom.

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Financials push FTSE slightly higher
November 13 2014 at 11:41

Financial stocks lifted Britain's FTSE but the index's gains were capped by less encouraging earnings from other sectors and shares going ex-dividend.

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Emerging stocks rise on stimulus bets
November 13 2014 at 11:50

Most emerging-market stocks rose amid speculation China will take steps to support economic growth.

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US futures gain after Walmart results
November 13 2014 at 15:01

US stock index futures advanced on Thursday, after the Dow and S&P snapped a five-day streak of record closing highs and ahead of data on the labour market.

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Oil below $80 for first time since 2010
November 13 2014 at 15:12

Oil fell below $80 (R895) a barrel for the first time since 2010, as more evidence of a slowdown in China's resource-hungry economy chimed with OPEC warning of a substantial drop in demand next year.

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