ARTICLES RELATING TO EQUITIES

US stocks tumble after Amazon loss

26 minutes ago

Wall St have moved sharply lower in early trade following a disappointing earnings report from Amazon and despite a positive report on US durable goods orders.

Alexander Forbes in spotlight on JSE

2014-07-24 15:02

Interest in Alexander Forbes' IPO pushed financials higher, but the rest of the market mainly moved sideways as investors thought twice about valuations.

US stocks rise on mostly solid corporate earnings

2014-07-22 18:30

Wall St stocks have moved higher in early trade on a stream of generally solid earnings reports that suggest the US economy is continuing to pick up momentum.

Zim plans to list bourse to attract investors

2014-07-21 20:30

Zimbabwe will halve its stake in the local bourse as part of a plan to float the company and attract more foreign capital, says the finance minister.

Global markets: Stocks indices slip, bonds gain

2014-07-21 18:00

Major global stock markets have declined and bond prices have rallied as worries over the Gaza Strip and Ukraine overshadowed optimism over corporate earnings.

Zim stock exchange set for demutualisation

2014-07-21 13:45

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is open to private placement following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, which will pave way for listing of the bourse.

Asian shares rebound from MH17 losses

2014-07-21 07:56

Asian markets have taken a lead from Wall Street and rebounded from last week's losses that were fuelled by the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.

SA stocks end lower, Truworths tumbles

2014-07-18 19:00

South African stocks have ended slightly lower as geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine undermined demand for risky assets.

MH17 crash hits local share prices

2014-07-18 14:30

Recent geopolitical concerns have had little effect on the JSE, but local share prices can seemingly not escape the development in Ukraine.

SA stocks retreat from record highs

2014-07-17 19:30

South African stocks have retreated from record highs, unmoved by the SA Reserve Bank's rate hike decision as concerns about valuation weighed on sentiment.

Asian shares mixed after Wall St rally

2014-07-17 12:38

Asian shares have been mixed after the Dow ticked up another record high in response to strong earnings, and a positive outlook on the US economy.

Wall St gets lift from merger activity, earnings

2014-07-16 17:37

US stocks have advanced and the Dow has surged to a new intraday high, buoyed by the latest merger news.

JSE upward nudge gathers steam

2014-07-16 14:53

The upward momentum on the JSE is increasing, and the All-share index is back above 52 000 points - not from far from the record levels of a few weeks ago.

JSE gains as central bankers take the stage

2014-07-15 18:24

South African stocks have risen for a third straight session, bringing record peaks back in sight and pushing emerging stocks to their highest since February 2013.

JSE recovery gains momentum

2014-07-14 14:11

The reversal of last week’s correction on the JSE has picked up speed and by midday the major indices were all more than 0.5% higher.

US stocks end lower, market eyes earnings

2014-07-13 14:37

US stocks retreated this week following a light calendar of economic news punctuated by a brief mid-week swoon over troubles at a leading Portuguese bank.

JSE in correction mode after strong gains

2014-07-10 14:13

The JSE is now more than 2% lower than last week’s record levels, but analysts say the correction is to be expected after the recent strong run.

Hong Kong shares fall with Tencent a big drag

2014-07-09 12:30

Hong Kong shares have fallen after US stocks skidded, with internet giant Tencent the biggest drag, while Chinese markets were knocked as banks fell.

Europe's stocks, periphery bonds dip

2014-07-08 13:37

Europe's main stock indices and lower-rated government bonds have slipped amid reports of new US fines for banks.

JSE retreats from record high

2014-07-08 07:42

The JSE's main stock index set a record high before losing steam to end slightly lower, as investors took their cue from a downbeat mood in major overseas markets.

Glencore stars among JSE resources

2014-07-07 13:44

Share prices on the JSE have been marginally higher, but investors seem to be more cautious about the market’s ability to maintain current record levels.

Asian shares mostly down, eyes on China data

2014-07-07 07:39

With Wall Street closed for the Independence Day holiday, there have been few catalysts to drive regional business after ending last week mixed.

JSE ends at record highs

2014-07-04 18:22

The JSE ended at record highs and looks set to keep its bullish tone next week if metal prices hold up and the rand keeps weakening.

Asia shares climb after US jobs report

2014-07-04 07:53

Asian markets have rallied after strong US employment data sent Wall Street to new records and boosted the dollar against the yen.

 

Resources continue strong run on JSE

2014-07-25 15:25

The resources sector has continued its strong run on the JSE after some profit taking, the only sector where there seems to be some action.

US stocks: Earnings deluge continues

2014-07-24 17:01

US stocks were little changed in early trade following improved economic data in China and Europe and a busy day of earnings.

JSE fails to breach key barrier

2014-07-23 13:48

For the third time in two weeks, the All-share index's attempt to break decisively through the 52 00 points level has lost steam at the last minute.

Anglo American leads resources charge on JSE

2014-07-22 14:09

Resources stocks on the JSE have been on the run with Anglo American at the forefront, reaching a new 52-week high.

SA stocks end lower, but mining shares rise

2014-07-21 18:30

South African stocks edged lower, in line with global peers as simmering political tensions in Ukraine weighed on appetite for risky assets.

Platinum sector in spotlight on JSE

2014-07-21 15:07

Most of the interest on the JSE has been in the platinum sector, after news that Anglo American wants to sell some of its platinum mines.

Ukraine nerves send European shares lower

2014-07-21 11:27

European stock markets have fallen across the board, concerned by an escalation in tensions between Russia and the West.

What to watch on the JSE

2014-07-20 18:06

The announcement that retail sales were higher than expected during May has pushed the JSE to yet another new record high.

US shares rebound, euro briefly dips

2014-07-18 18:50

US stocks have rebounded and European markets have recovered a bit, but the euro dipped after a Malaysian airliner was downed.

Ukraine plane crash hits global stocks

2014-07-18 14:12

Global stock markets have slid after the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet which killed nearly 300 people over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Sanctions knock European shares

2014-07-17 12:49

European stocks have fallen, with appetite for equities dented by new Western sanctions on Russia and a mixed earnings picture.

SA stocks at record high, valuations a concern

2014-07-16 18:42

SA stocks have hit record highs after investor confidence was bolstered by expectations the United States will continue with its massive stimulus programme.

US futures gain on China data

2014-07-16 14:57

US stock index futures have risen, after better-than-expected economic data in China and ahead of the latest batch of corporate earnings.

European markets rebound on China data

2014-07-16 14:35

Europe's stock markets have rebounded on the back of bright economic growth data in China and upbeat comments from the Federal Reserve, dealers say.

Resources sector boosts JSE

2014-07-15 13:35

Resources stocks have made another strong run on the JSE, with big global companies like BHP Billiton and Glencore reaching new 52-weeks highs.

Rates, results in focus on JSE

2014-07-13 21:15

It seems that shares are on the back foot for the time being with more uncertainty ahead to keep investors and speculators nervous.

JSE stems four days of losses

2014-07-11 14:05

After four days of losses, share prices on the JSE have stabilised, moving the major indices only marginally higher than the previous close.

Surprise JSE fillip for poultry producers

2014-07-09 13:54

Rosier prospects after the introduction of import levies on chicken products from Europe have lifted Astral and Sovereign Foods to new 52-week highs.

Asia shares mixed after Wall St losses

2014-07-08 13:58

Asian markets have been mixed, after Wall Street retreated from record highs and US analysts warned that a recent equities rally could see a sharp reverse.

Asia stocks pause at 3-year peak

2014-07-08 12:20

Asian stocks have tracked sideways as Wall Street turned cautious ahead of the corporate reporting season.

Asia shares mostly down ahead of China data

2014-07-07 14:02

Asian markets have mostly fallen as investors await the release later in the week of Chinese economic data for June.

European shares retreat after weak German data

2014-07-07 13:21

European shares have slipped after weak German economic data took the wind out of a rally that had pushed a leading regional index.

JSE set to rise despite weak economy

2014-07-07 07:23

Strong global markets and increasing commodity prices have pushed the JSE to its highest ever close, with indications that the market will continue to rise.

JSE flat as investors fret over US rate hikes

2014-07-04 13:49

Strong jobs data has stoked fears that the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates earlier than expected, which could be devastating for developing markets.

Chocolatier estimates 51% growth

2014-07-03 21:00

British chocolate maker Thorntons estimates a 51% growth in full-year pretax profit, saying shares have risen by as much as 8%.

 
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