Asia stocks remain cautious ahead of Yellen speech

2016-05-27 07:47

Asia stocks have tilted slightly upwards but remained cautious ahead of a speech from the US central bank head and after a weak lead from Wall Street as oil pulled back.

Stocks drop amid flurry of earnings as oil falls

2016-05-13 10:24

European and Asian equities have fallen with US stock index futures, weighed down by weakening corporate earnings and subdued economic data.

Dollar rises despite mediocre US jobs report

2016-05-08 12:04

The dollar mostly climbed despite a mediocre US jobs report that did little to alter the Federal Reserve's go-slow policy on interest rate increases.

Carmakers drive Europe higher, ignore Asia losses

2016-05-02 16:27

European shares have pushed higher in holiday-thinned trading with shares in car manufacturers leading the way.

Europe, US stocks reverse early losses

2016-04-18 19:13

European and US stocks have turned moderately higher despite oil prices slipping after the world's top producers failed to reach a deal on freezing output.

Stock markets hit pause button after big gains

2016-04-14 18:28

Investors hit the pause button on Europe's main stock markets and on Wall Street on as they consolidated bumper gains seen earlier in the week.

Most Asian stocks advance on dovish Fed as oil jumps

2016-04-07 07:45

Most Asian stocks climbed after Federal Reserve meeting minutes reaffirmed US policy makers aren’t rushing to raise interest rates and the yen advanced to a 17-month high.

Pfizer deal collapse injects life into pharma stocks

2016-04-06 17:34

Global stock markets have been feeling no pain from the collapse of what would have been the world's second-largest merger ever.

US stocks drop ahead of earnings and Allergan slump

2016-04-06 07:43

Wall Street stocks have dropped on worries about weak first-quarter earnings as Allergan slumped on new US tax rules that threaten the drugmaker's takeover by Pfizer.

World equities rocked by new oil slide

2016-04-05 19:25

Europe's main stock markets have tumbled after another sell-off across most of Asia that was sparked by a fresh drop in oil prices, dealers say.


Rand climbs after Gordhan reacts to arrest reports

2016-05-17 19:34

The rand rallied nearly 1% Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said reports of his alleged imminent arrest amounted to an attack on the Treasury.

US, European stocks mostly up after weak US job gains

2016-05-08 12:06

Wall Street stocks have finished modestly higher as investors grappled with US jobs data that showed a big drop in hiring in April.

World stocks eke out modest recovery

2016-05-05 19:11

European and American stocks have managed a half-hearted recovery after two days of heavy losses as concerns over slowing global growth continued to weigh.

European stocks close lower awaiting central bank action

2016-04-25 18:57

European stock markets have ended lower, following losses across Asia, as traders looked ahead to key central bank meetings due towards the end of the week.

Global stock markets step back after strong week

2016-04-15 18:49

Global equities have taken a breather after data showing China's economy grew at its slowest rate in seven years and ahead of a key oil producers' meeting.

Asian stocks erase drop as yen weakens

2016-04-08 07:50

Asian stocks have erased declines as the yen’s first drop in six days buoyed Japanese equities.

Oil prices extend gains on US inventory data

2016-04-07 07:38

Crude prices have extended gains following a sizeable drop in US stockpiles, the first decline in seven weeks, indicating stronger demand in the world's top oil consumer.

Asia stocks edge up as oil recovery lifts energy firms

2016-04-06 07:47

Asian markets have crept up with energy firms getting a shot in the arm from a rally in oil prices, but worries about the global economy and the upcoming earnings kept traders on edge.

Growth worries weigh on world stocks

2016-04-06 07:39

Global stock markets have fallen as anxiety about slowing growth, weak German economic data and a potentially poor earnings season led to heavy selling.

Asia markets sink as oil slide hits energy firms

2016-04-05 07:39

Energy firms have led losses as oil prices extended their recent losses, while most stock markets tumbled again and analysts questioned whether a rally may have run its course.

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