ARTICLES RELATING TO EQUITIES

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall St losses

2015-03-04 10:49

Asia markets have mostly fallen following a retreat on Wall Street fuelled by profit-taking, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen.

Asia markets mostly track Wall St losses

2015-03-04 07:24

Asia markets have mostly tracked a retreat on Wall Street, with Tokyo hit by a firmer yen and Sydney dipping on disappointing economic growth data.

European stocks close lower

2015-03-03 19:17

Europe's main stock markets have finished the day lower with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index sliding 0.74% to 6 889.13 points.

Barclays, Glencore earnings knock FTSE down

2015-03-03 16:51

Britain's blue-chip share index gave up dropping back from record highs, as Glencore and Barclays weighed on the market after earnings releases.

Asia markets struggle on profit-taking

2015-03-03 13:43

Asian equities have struggled after healthy gains in the previous session attracted profit-takers, offsetting a strong lead from Wall Street.

Asia markets struggle on profit-taking

2015-03-03 07:31

Asian equities have stuttered in early trade after healthy gains in the previous session attracted profit-takers, offsetting a strong lead from Wall Street.

Nasdaq closes over 5 000 for 1st time in 15 years

2015-03-03 07:23

The Nasdaq has finished above 5 000 for the first time in 15 years, capping a long-running recovery in the exchange after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000.

Nasdaq hits 15-year high

2015-03-02 18:17

The Nasdaq Composite Index has bolted above 5 000 for the first time in 15 years, recovering nearly all the ground since the massive dot-com crash of 2000.

European stocks hit new records

2015-03-02 15:40

The British and German stock markets have hit record peaks on hopes that eurozone quantitative easing stimulus, will bolster economic growth.

European shares hit fresh 7-year highs

2015-03-02 11:31

Europe's top European indices have made fresh multi-year highs as a boost from merger activity in the telecoms sector more than offset falls in media group Vivendi.

 

European stocks climb at open

2015-03-04 10:34

European stock markets have risen at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index increasing 0.15% to 6 899.63 points.

US stocks retreat from records

2015-03-04 07:14

Wall Street stocks have retreated from record peaks, losing ground after lacklustre US auto sales.

US stocks retreat, Best Buy lifts dividend

2015-03-03 17:02

Wall Street stocks have retreated a day after the Nasdaq topped 5 000 for the first time in 15 years, as electronics retailer Best Buy announced big shareholder payouts.

Directionless JSE still in consolidation mode

2015-03-03 14:21

The JSE seriously lacks direction at the moment, with major indices continuing to drift lower as investors seek trading opportunities.

European shares near multi-year highs

2015-03-03 13:33

European stock markets have hovered close to multi-year highs, helped by better-than-expected German retail sales data.

Sharp dives nearly 10% on loan news

2015-03-03 07:30

Shares in Sharp have tumbled nearly 10% on news that the struggling electronics maker plans to request aid from two main lenders.

European stocks close mixed with more records set

2015-03-02 19:40

Europe's main stock finished the day down despite the London and Frankfurt markets hitting record highs during the trading sessions.

US stocks rise on merger news

2015-03-02 17:55

Wall Street stocks have risen following a stream of merger announcements, including a $16.7bn acquisition in the semiconductor sector.

China rate cut fails to lift lacklustre JSE

2015-03-02 15:00

After an initial positive reaction to the news that China had lowered its interest rates at the weekend, major JSE indices came to a virtual standstill.

Asian markets up on China rate cut, US data

2015-03-02 07:52

Asian markets have mostly risen after China cut interest rates at the weekend, while better-than-forecast US economic data helped push the dollar up against the yen.

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