ARTICLES RELATING TO EQUITIES

European shares knocked, oil slide hits earnings

2015-01-29 18:22

Weak corporate updates have pegged back European shares, as the effects of a rout in oil prices knocked back heavyweight energy firms.

US stocks open higher amid earnings deluge

2015-01-29 17:07

Wall Street stocks have opened higher on a heavy day of corporate earnings reports, pulling up from a two-day skid that cut nearly 500 points off the Dow.

JSE run ends on negative reaction to Fed news

2015-01-29 14:19

The run on the JSE over the last few days has come to a halt as markets worldwide gave a negative interpretation to the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy statement.

Asia shares skid as Fed surprises investors

2015-01-29 10:05

Asian shares have extended losses after Fed took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates.

European stocks shrug off Greece

2015-01-28 18:15

European stock markets have shrugged off Greece's new anti-austerity government pressing home its demand for debt relief and rolling back its privatisation programme.

European shares dip, Greek stocks extend slide

2015-01-28 15:18

European shares have dipped, with Greek stocks extending the sell-off sparked by anti-bailout party Syriza's victory in Sunday's election.

Asian markets higher despite weak US reports

2015-01-28 13:06

Asian stock markets have ended mostly higher after reversing earlier losses, although dealers remained nervous following a heavy sell-off in New York.

Asian markets track US selloff

2015-01-28 07:52

Asian equity markets have sunk following a heavy selloff in New York, where a string of poor earnings reports stoked concerns about the US economy.

US stocks tumble on weak earnings

2015-01-27 19:03

The Dow has fallen more than 260 points in early trade following several disappointing earnings reports from big companies and a surprising drop in durable goods orders.

Greek fears send European stocks sliding again

2015-01-27 14:32

Intensifying anxiety over Greece has sent European stock markets lower, with the new government set on a course with creditors over plans to renegotiate its bailout.

Euro maintains gains, Asia stocks advance

2015-01-27 07:50

The euro has extended its gains while Asian equities have climbed on hopes Greece's new government will be able to negotiate a bailout deal with the EU and IMF.

Greek vote fails to derail ECB share rally

2015-01-26 13:16

Greek stocks have fallen in volatile trade after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory, while European equities kept rising on the ECB's bond-buying plan.

Euro hits low, Asia falls on Greece fears

2015-01-26 07:52

The euro has sunk to a new 11-year low and Asian equities retreated after an anti-austerity party won Greece's general elections.

Wall Street dips on earnings

2015-01-23 20:00

US stocks have dropped modestly, pressured by some disappointing results from major multinational companies.

US stocks edge up, indices set for strong week

2015-01-23 14:44

US stock index futures have edged up, following a sharp rally in the previous session that returned the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to positive territory for the year.

JSE fails to sustain ECB boost

2015-01-23 13:24

Share prices on the JSE have started higher but then lost ground as the excitement around the massive capital injection into the eurozone’s economy wore off.

ECB bond purchases boost equities

2015-01-23 09:03

European and US stocks have rallied after the ECB said it will inject over €1trn into the stagnant eurozone economy.

US stocks soar on ECB move

2015-01-23 07:32

US stocks have surged after the European Central Bank announced a huge bond-buying stimulus programme, with banks and big tech stocks leading the way.

SA stocks extend gains, led by miners

2015-01-22 18:19

South African stocks have ended higher, extending their winning run to a fourth straight day with miners among the biggest gainers.

US futures climb as investors await ECB, data

2015-01-22 15:29

US stock index futures have gained slightly as investors awaited confirmation that the European Central Bank would announce new economic stimulus measures.

European shares pause before ECB decision

2015-01-22 14:07

European shares have paused after a five-day rally as investors waited to see the size and shape of a bond-buying programme the ECB is expected to unveil later.

European stocks firm ahead of ECB news

2015-01-22 11:32

Europe's stock markets have edged higher, with investors on tenterhooks ahead of the European Central Bank's widely-expected stimulus announcement.

Global markets: Stocks, euro up on ECB hopes

2015-01-22 07:54

European and US equities have risen, lifted by reports the European Central Bank will announce a bond-buying programme to boost the eurozone's flagging economy.

Greek shares under pressure as polls loom

2015-01-21 19:30

European shares have snapped a four-day rally with Greeks shares under pressure as anti-bailout party Syriza consolidated its lead ahead of the polls.

European stocks slip on eve of ECB meeting

2015-01-21 14:33

Europe's stock markets have mainly fallen, erasing earlier gains in cautious deals on the eve of a critical ECB meeting.

 

Shares in Brazil's Petrobras continue to plunge

2015-01-29 17:48

Petrobras shares fell more than 4%, declining sharply for a second day after the company released third-quarter results without accounting for a major corruption scandal.

Oil company shares rocked by plunging oil prices

2015-01-29 15:08

Shares in energy companies have slided after they announced falling profits on tumbling oil prices, though European markets were mostly higher overall.

European shares fall after Fed Reserve statement

2015-01-29 11:16

European stocks have fallen in early trading after the US Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track. :

US stocks end sharply lower

2015-01-29 07:41

Wall Street stocks have finished a volatile session sharply lower as worries about the strong dollar and falling oil prices outweighed positive earnings reports.

JSE runs out of steam after promising start

2015-01-28 14:24

Stocks on the JSE started the day like a sprinter racing from the starting blocks, but the market could not maintain the pace.

Global markets: Stocks drop on weak earnings

2015-01-28 08:23

World stock indices have fallen following disappointing company earnings, while the dollar retreated after an unexpected decline in US durable goods orders.

US stocks sink on weak earnings

2015-01-28 07:45

Wall Street stocks have finished sharply lower following a disappointing stream of corporate earnings and mixed US economic data.

Resources, gold fuel JSE run

2015-01-27 16:17

The upward momentum on the JSE, which started last week, seems to be gaining real momentum.

Asian shares inch ahead, euro steady

2015-01-27 10:28

Most Asian share markets have firmed and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities had weathered Greece's election outcome.

JSE makes modest gains

2015-01-26 14:05

Major industrial shares and dual-listed shares with big market capitalisations have edged higher on the JSE, pulling the market modestly higher.

European stocks open lower on Greek election

2015-01-26 10:52

European stock markets have slid in opening trade after an anti-austerity party won Greece's elections, throwing its international bailout into doubt.

Wall St ahead: Eyes on Fed after ECB move

2015-01-26 07:49

The Federal Reserve could be key for Wall Street this week as investors get to hear from the bank for the first time since a series of moves by its global peers.

SA stocks break winning run, Amplats pressured

2015-01-23 19:14

SA stocks have ended slightly lower, snapping a four-day winning streak, dragged down partly by Anglo American Platinum which issued a profit warning.

ECB bazooka fires stock markets higher

2015-01-23 13:27

The European Central Bank's bond-buying 'bazooka' has fired global stock markets higher, but sent the euro diving to a new 11-year dollar low.

European stocks open higher on ECB stimulus

2015-01-23 11:08

Europe's stock markets have risen in opening trade, continuing to win support from the European Central Bank's unprecedented quantitative easing stimulus.

Asia stocks surge on ECB move, oil rallies

2015-01-23 07:36

Asian markets have rallied after the ECB announced a cash injection to kickstart the eurozone, while crude prices surged on news that Saudi Arabia's king has died.

US shares higher after large ECB stimulus plan

2015-01-22 20:08

US shares are higher an hour into trade after the European Central Bank announced a larger-than-expected stimulus plan to fend off slow growth and deflation in the eurozone.

Europe shares hit 7-yr highs as ECB unveils QE

2015-01-22 17:52

European stocks have hit seven-year highs after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to revive the region's economy and stave off deflation.

JSE continues upward trend

2015-01-22 14:31

The JSE has continued on its upward trend in line with other world markets as the world awaits the outcome of an important meeting by the European Central Bank.

Asian stocks higher ahead of ECB meeting

2015-01-22 14:01

Asian markets have extended their rally, while the euro dipped ahead of a much-anticipated European Central Bank policy meeting.

Eurozone stocks cautious before ECB meeting

2015-01-21 21:00

British stocks have moved higher on falling unemployment, but uncertainty ahead of a critical ECB meeting has kept eurozone equity trading jittery.

US futures edge lower after weak IBM results

2015-01-21 14:41

US stock index futures have edged lower as IBM fell after the company gave a tepid outlook, though other high-profile names like Netflix rose on their results.

Inflation drop boosts JSE

2015-01-21 14:05

The JSE has been lifted on news that inflation dropped dramatically last month, as the market edged higher for the third day in a row on ECB stimulus hopes.

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