Stocks in Asia rise, dollar slips on Fed concerns

2017-10-12 07:54

Asian equities have advanced after US stocks hit record highs, while the dollar maintained losses after minutes of last month’s Fed meeting showed several policy makers were cautious about raising interest rates again this year.

Strong data lift US stocks to fresh records again

2017-10-05 07:45

Wall Street stocks have edged higher following strong US services-sector data, as all three major equity indices finished at all-time peaks for the third day running.

S&P 500 edges to record as markets eye Trump tax plan

2017-09-29 07:10

US stocks have finished slightly higher, with the S&P 500 edging to a new record, as initial euphoria about President Donald Trump's tax plan began to ebb.

$2.5bn placement of new notes shows intl investor confidence in SA - Treasury

2017-09-21 06:00

SA's successful placement of $2.5bn (R33bn) in new notes in international capital markets reflects investor confidence in the country, says National Treasury.

London stocks slump as pound gains on latest rate hike hint

2017-09-17 10:19

The London stock market edged lower as investors shrugged off news of a bomb attack in the British capital and instead took their cue from the surging pound.

Stocks drop, gold leads haven rally on Korea fears

2017-08-29 13:59

Stocks have slumped across Europe and Asia and havens including gold jumped after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, rattling markets from London to Sydney.

Dollar drops as Yellen steers clear of rate hike talk

2017-08-27 10:16

Carefully scripted remarks by the world's leading central bankers have left the dollar lower, while crude prices rose as Hurricane Harvey approached the US Gulf Coast oil hubs.

Winter is coming as post-bond binge angst intensifies

2017-08-15 06:03

It can be hard to know the exact moment of a top but the signs are clearly there, says an expert who’s been buying and selling bonds for more than three decades.

Stocks fall on Korea tensions as haven assets rise

2017-08-09 07:58

Stocks in Asia have declined with US equity-index futures and the South Korean currency tumbled as investors took a risk-off approach after the US and North Korea exchanged threats.

Zim stocks on four-year high as investors pile into equities

2017-07-21 15:55

Zimbabwean stocks have closed on a four-year high as investors continued to pile into the equities market amid limited investment options and currency concerns.


US jobs data knock stocks off record pedestal

2017-10-06 20:08

US stocks slid off record highs after data showed US payrolls contracted for the first time in seven years last month.

Dow, S&P, Nasdaq end at record highs, auto, airline shares jump

2017-10-04 07:27

Airline and automotive equities have been among the big gainers as all three major US stock indices finished at records for the second straight session.

Germany's stock market climbs after vote surprise, euro drops

2017-09-25 13:24

Germany's stock market has risen, as traders brushed off inroads made by the country's hard-right opposition party in national elections.

Dow, S&P end at new records

2017-09-17 10:22

New York stock markets have ended the week on an upbeat note, with new records for the Dow and S&P, brushing off another North Korea missile launch and weak data.

Massive boost for rand on poor US jobs data

2017-09-01 14:44

The rand has gained over 1% against the dollar, after the US announced it added fewer employees than expected in August.

US stocks end higher, oil shares boosted by hurricane

2017-08-27 10:16

US stocks edged higher, with petroleum-linked shares lifted by energy outages related to Hurricane Harvey.

Stocks rise, currencies drift before bankers speak

2017-08-25 14:31

European stocks have advanced as the euro and dollar traded sideways before Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi speak in Jackson Hole.

Stock selloff deepens on Korea tension, oil slides

2017-08-11 12:11

European stocks have slumped, following drops in Asia and the US as volatility soared and investors sought havens amid a "game of chicken" between US and North Korean leaders.

Commodity rally boosts Asian raw-material stocks

2017-07-26 07:50

A broad-based rally in commodities from oil to copper underpinned gains in producers of raw materials in Asia, while bonds fell as the Fed prepares to conclude its policy meeting.

Stock markets climb as ECB calms investors

2017-07-21 07:42

Stock markets have extended a rally as the European Central Bank calmed investors signalling no imminent end to its bond-buying policy.

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