Wall Street dissenters emerge calling for May fed rate hike

2017-02-24 14:19

At least four of Wall Street’s biggest banks are breaking with their bulge-bracket brethren, telling clients that the Federal Reserve will probably raise interest rates before June.

Equities stall as gold rises before Trump speech

2017-02-24 12:23

Investors have adopted a cautious tone as European stocks pared a third straight week of gains before a major speech from US President Donald Trump.

Dow stands out as global stocks tread water

2017-02-24 07:42

The blue-chip Dow has been the lone riser among major stock indices as global markets largely ran in place.

Stocks mixed after Fed minutes, oil rebounds

2017-02-23 10:45

Global equities were mixed after US stocks pulled back from record highs as minutes from the Fed's latest meeting showed officials confident they can raise rates gradually.

Asia markets ease as Trump rally hits buffers

2017-02-23 07:49

Asian markets have sunk as investors put the brakes on a Trump rally that has inflated global stocks, while Japanese car giant Nissan fell after Carlos Ghosn.

JSE shows modest losses as market holds breath for Budget Speech

2017-02-22 12:17

The JSE has slipped as expected, but losses have been modest as the market was bolstered by support from world stock markets which are on an all-time high.

World stocks mostly grind higher, but HSBC weighs

2017-02-22 07:25

World stocks have regained momentum, lifted by rising oil prices and strong eurozone economic data, but a massive earnings drop at HSBC kept a lid on London and Hong Kong.

US stocks again close at new records, Dow up 0.6%

2017-02-22 07:13

US stocks have jumped with retailers and energy firms among the winners as positive sentiment about Trump's economic agenda again lifted the market to fresh records at the close.

Hong Kong stocks end morning higher

2017-02-21 07:41

Hong Kong shares have ended the morning session higher, extending a recent rally, after a top Federal Reserve official said US interest rates could be hiked as soon as next month.

Most Asia markets up as rally presses ahead

2017-02-21 07:31

Asian markets have mostly extended their rally with Tokyo boosted by a jump in the dollar against the yen after a top Federal Reserve official said the bank could lift rates soon.


JSE resources slip on sharp commodities price drop

2017-02-24 14:07

Global markets have been spooked by a steep drop in commodity prices, and share prices of major commodity companies on the JSE have dropped sharply.

Hong Kong stocks end morning with losses

2017-02-24 07:46

Hong Kong shares have ended in the red, tracking a broad sell-off across global markets as the recent rally peters out while investors await a key speech by Donald Trump next week.

Rand power puts damper on JSE

2017-02-23 14:41

Another strong performance by the rand shows investors are mostly happy with the Budget Speech, but the currency’s strong run has put a cap on share prices on the JSE .

Emerging-markets hedge-fund assets reach record in '16

2017-02-23 09:34

Emerging-market hedge-fund assets have reached a record at the end of last year, thanks to gains in energy prices and a strengthening dollar.

Trump-fuelled stocks rally slows

2017-02-23 07:47

A strong run for world equities since Donald Trump's election have slowed as Wall Street consolidated record highs and European markets eked out small closing gains.

Global stocks track US records while yen gains

2017-02-22 11:20

Global stocks have extended an all-time high as markets from Hong Kong to London followed a rally in the US The dollar slumped against the yen.

Most Asia markets up as rally presses ahead

2017-02-22 07:21

Asian markets have mostly extended their rally with Tokyo boosted by a jump in the dollar against the yen after a top Fed official said the bank could lift rates as sooner.

JSE investors move to sidelines as market awaits Gordhan's budget

2017-02-21 14:02

JSE investors have decided to take profits after the previous day’s strong run, as they move to the sidelines to see what Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech will deliver.

Tokyo shares up by break on automaker, bank rally

2017-02-21 07:39

Tokyo stocks have risen with automakers and banks leading the way while a dip in the yen supported to exporters.

JSE cheers collapsed Shoprite, Steinhoff merger

2017-02-20 14:20

The share prices of both Steinhoff and Shoprite have jumped on news of their failed merger talks, as Naspers boosted the JSE and blue chip shares made a strong run.

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