JSE week ahead: Is recovery on the cards?

2014-10-20 10:00

The question foremost in investors’ minds this week will be whether the uptick in share prices towards the end of last week signals the beginning of a recovery.

Asia markets surge after Wall St rally

2014-10-20 07:47

Asian markets have rallied following a rise in New York at the end of last week, while a yen sell-off sent Tokyo surging more than 3%.

European shares post big daily gain

2014-10-17 19:00

A key pan-European equity index has posted its biggest daily gain in three years as stronger US data fuelled a rebound from recent sharp losses.

JSE logs biggest gain in over a year

2014-10-17 18:25

Stocks have rebounded as worries about global economic growth eased and the main indices booked their biggest daily percentage gain in more than a year.

Global markets: Global sell-off abates

2014-10-17 13:49

European stocks have jumped the most in seven months, oil and southern eurozone bonds rebounded sharply as investors poured back into beaten-down markets.

US stocks finish little changed

2014-10-17 10:37

Wall St has finished little changed after another rocky trading session, as the market weighed better US economic data against its fears over sluggish global growth.

European, US markets calmer but still jittery

2014-10-17 07:36

US and European equity markets have settled down after days of upheaval driven by fears of global economic weakness, although anxiety remained high.

European shares hit 13-month low

2014-10-16 14:14

European shares have extended their recent steep losses, with a benchmark index slipping to a 13-month low, on mounting fears of deflation in the eurozone.

JSE rally fails to maintain momentum

2014-10-16 13:59

The technical recovery predicted for the JSE lasted only for about an hour, after which the market started moving sharply downwards again on global fears.

Asian markets take beating after US data

2014-10-16 07:35

Asian markets have tumbled, led by another huge sell-off in Tokyo following a disappointing set of US data that fuelled fears about the world's top economy.

World stocks plunge on economic jitters

2014-10-15 19:29

World markets have been in fright mode, following new US data underscoring the fragile state of the global economy, sending European equities tumbling.

JSE falls 2% on commodity demand fears

2014-10-15 17:58

South African stocks have lost more than 2% as worries that weaker global economic growth will sap demand for commodities hit companies.

Global economy fears stop JSE rebound

2014-10-15 14:33

Sentiment on the JSE was spoilt by news that inflation in China has dipped, although there is still some technical support for the beleaguered market.

Asia markets mixed, China inflation hits low

2014-10-15 08:49

Asian markets have been mixed, with bargain-hunters providing some lift after recent losses but global economic concerns remain after Chinese inflation dipped.

US stocks end mostly higher on solid earnings

2014-10-15 07:46

US stocks have finished mixed following a round of mostly solid corporate earnings as the market shifted from a three-day slump.

European shares sink to 8-month low

2014-10-14 14:02

Europe's benchmark share index has slipped to an eight-month low on growing concerns about the pace of global growth.

Global markets: Fears weigh on major shares

2014-10-14 10:56

Deepening worries over the health of the global economy have dragged shares in Europe and Japan lower, while the dollar has rebounded against the euro and yen.

US stocks dip again on global growth fears

2014-10-14 07:47

US stocks have finished sharply lower again as worries about global growth weighed on the market a day ahead of major company earnings releases.

European stocks halt slide

2014-10-13 16:27

European stock markets have recovered slightly following last week's sharp losses caused by fears that the eurozone could fall back into recession.

Indian bourse aims for climate change fund

2014-10-13 14:30

India's BSE, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange, is in talks with asset managers to launch an exchange-traded fund.

Asian markets sink on global economy fears

2014-10-13 10:57

Most Asian markets have come under fresh selling pressure, while the dollar dipped and oil hit multi-year lows.

Asian markets sink and the dollar dips

2014-10-13 08:45

Asian markets have suffered fresh selling pressure while the dollar fell and oil hit multi-year lows following another round of losses on Wall Street.

What to watch on the JSE

2014-10-13 05:00

There is little indication of a reversal in the decline of share prices on the JSE and investors can at best expect a slight improvement.

JSE slides as resources hammered

2014-10-10 18:01

South African stocks have fallen in line with equities markets elsewhere as investors fretted about the prospect of a global economic slowdown.

JSE indices drop dramatically

2014-10-10 14:22

Investors seem to grasp that the economy is in dire trouble, and that a rally based on cheap money from abroad seeking higher yields is unsustainable.


Fund managers cautious after wild markets

2014-10-20 09:20

A week of huge swings across global financial indices on fright at the potential impact of slowing growth has left the marketplace more balanced, say strategists.

Wall St week ahead: Buybacks to support market

2014-10-20 07:40

Bulls could find some support as corporations, mostly on the sidelines as the market tumbled, step up their stock purchases in the coming weeks.

Rand firmer as global sell-off eases

2014-10-17 18:29

The rand has strengthened against the dollar as risk aversion abated after a week of volatility that saw most emerging-market currencies weaken.

US stocks join Euro markets in rallying higher

2014-10-17 17:30

US stocks have risen in early trade as the rally that began mid-day picked up momentum following strong trading in Europe.

Asia markets mixed, global fears remain

2014-10-17 13:28

Most Asian markets have been mixed after Wall Street and European shares stabilised, but traders remain on edge about the global economy.

Asia markets pick up but global fears remain

2014-10-17 07:40

Most Asian markets have moved tentatively higher after Wall Street and European shares stabilised in response to upbeat US data, but traders remain on edge.

JSE pares losses after 8-month low

2014-10-16 18:13

Stocks have finished in positive territory as investors bet index heavyweights Naspers and Standard Bank had fallen too far in the recent global sell-off.

Asia markets take beating after US data

2014-10-16 14:08

Asian markets have mostly dropped, following a disappointing set of US data that fuelled fears about the world's top economy.

European shares slip, selling pressure resumes

2014-10-16 10:53

European shares have reversed an early rebound and dipped again, resuming their month-long sell-off as fears of deflation in the eurozone kept investors on edge.

US, Euro stocks tank on growth, Ebola fears

2014-10-16 07:13

US and European stock markets have tanked in a sea of worry over slowing global growth, a rising risk of eurozone deflation and the spreading Ebola epidemic.

Greek bond yield surge threatens bailout exit

2014-10-15 19:27

Greek stocks have posted their biggest one-day loss since the height of the eurozone crisis, while soaring bond yields may threaten plans for an early bailout exit.

US futures drop on global economy concerns

2014-10-15 14:41

US stock index futures have dropped as selling resumed on worries over the health of the world economy, ahead of a slew of data and corporate earnings.

Asian markets rise, China inflation dips

2014-10-15 13:20

Asian markets have risen, with bargain hunters providing some lift after recent losses while Chinese inflation raised hopes for fresh economy-boosting measures.

Global markets: Oil crumbles, bond prices up

2014-10-15 07:50

Brent crude prices have marked their biggest decline in over three years, while US and German debt attracted buyers on lingering global growth anxiety.

Buoyant iron ore propels JSE higher

2014-10-14 18:25

Stocks on the JSE have climbed for the second straight session, adding 0.76% as resurgent iron ore prices lifted long-suffering producers.

Resources continue JSE rally

2014-10-14 13:05

Resources and gold shares, with the gold price the highest in four weeks, have improved but were still insufficient to create decisive upside momentum on the JSE.

Asian markets up on bargain-buying

2014-10-14 07:51

Asian markets have mostly risen on bargain hunting, but Tokyo took a thumping as traders returned from a long weekend to a much stronger yen.

JSE rises, iron ore producers recover

2014-10-13 18:41

South African stocks have picked up, led by mining companies after data showed China imported more iron ore than expected in September.

Gibraltar to launch stock exchange

2014-10-13 15:00

Gibraltar will open its first stock exchange, which will list collective investment schemes, after receiving approval from its financial regulator.

Asian markets sink on global economy fears

2014-10-13 14:10

Most Asian markets have come under fresh selling pressure, while the dollar dipped following another round of losses on Wall Street.

European shares slide on global fiscal growth

2014-10-13 10:50

European stock markets have dropped, extending last week's losing streak, as concerns about faltering global economic growth hit equities across the world.

Global markets: Stocks skid on growth anxiety

2014-10-13 07:51

Asian stocks have slid to seven-month lows while crude oil prices were pinned near a four-year trough as trade numbers out of China failed to cheer the market.

US stocks fall sharply

2014-10-12 13:21

US stocks have fallen sharply, with the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index sinking following a gloomy outlook from a leading semiconductor company.

US stocks mostly lower amid global concerns

2014-10-10 16:41

US stocks have moved mostly lower as investors stayed cautious following amid fears of a global economic slowdown.

Asian markets tumble on fresh global concerns

2014-10-10 13:24

Asian shares and the dollar have dropped on growing concerns about the global economy while the head of the IMF warned the eurozone could slip into recession.

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