R24 trillion lost as global bonds suffer worst monthly meltdown

2016-12-01 07:47

The 30-year-old bull market in bonds looks to be ending with a bang in month that also saw world equity markets’ capitalisation climb R8.9trn.

European, US stocks tumble but dollar gains

2016-11-17 07:34

Equities have fallen as sagging financial stocks dragged major indices lower in New York, while European markets headed south after recent volatile swings.

S&P 500 falls for 9th straight day ahead of US elections

2016-11-06 10:23

The S&P 500 index has fallen for the ninth straight day, with anxiety over the close White House race dragging equities markets down.

US vote uncertainty keeps pressure on Asia markets

2016-11-06 10:23

A sharp fall in Tokyo led losses in Asian stock markets as traders fret over US election, with the dollar weakening further and safe-haven gold maintaining its lustre.

Most Asia markets down on US rate talk

2016-10-17 07:04

Most Asian markets have fallen following healthy gains at the end of last week, with investors betting the US Federal Reserve will hike interest rates before the end of the year.

US stocks edge up, Twitter falls as buyout hopes fade

2016-10-16 12:37

Wall Street stocks have surged following solid earnings from large banks, but Twitter sank on reports that would-be suitor has walked away from a takeover.

US stocks retreat on China data; banks fall

2016-10-14 07:59

Wall Street stocks have finished lower following weak Chinese trade data, with large US banks retreating on the eve of major earnings reports.

Asian markets retreat on prospects of US rate hike

2016-10-12 07:36

Asian markets have retreated as investors contemplated the effects of an expected US interest rate hike this year, while the pound staged a mild recovery.

Stocks slide as bank stress levels rise

2016-09-30 13:15

Deutsche Bank’s financial woes are spreading deeper into global financial markets.

US stocks boosted by FedEx, Microsoft

2016-09-21 18:36

Strong FedEx earnings and a dividend hike from Microsoft have boosted US stocks ahead of a much-anticipated monetary policy announcement by the Federal Reserve.


Asian markets struggle but weak yen lifts Tokyo again

2016-11-21 07:19

Japanese stocks have extended their recent rally as the dollar consolidated its gains against the yen with investors betting on a US interest rate hike next month.

Dow, European stocks, dollar push higher tracking Trump

2016-11-15 07:23

The Dow and European stocks have got another boost and the dollar surged higher as Donald Trump's shock win of the US presidential election last week continued to buoy markets.

Pound surges further on Brexit ruling, US vote fears

2016-11-06 10:23

The pound has strengthened after judges ruled London needed parliamentary approval to trigger Brexit and as the dollar and world stocks were rocked by US vote fears.

Netflix boosts tech shares as US stocks rise

2016-10-19 07:31

Technology shares have led US stocks higher after Netflix surged on strong subscriber growth and Google hit an all-time high as its new Pixel phone garnered positive reviews.

US banks boost Wall Street

2016-10-16 12:42

US stocks have opened higher as a trio of leading banks beat analyst third quarter earnings forecasts despite the tough low interest rate environment.

Most Asia stocks up after China data, Bangkok soars

2016-10-14 07:59

Most Asian stock markets have risen on news Chinese factory gate prices rose for the first time in more than four years.

US stocks steady as Fed minutes support Dec hike

2016-10-13 07:06

Wall Street markets have been steady as minutes to the Federal Reserve's last meeting supported a December rate hike.

US stocks tumble on weak Alcoa earnings, lower oil

2016-10-12 07:28

US stocks have tumbled as disappointing Alcoa results sharpened concerns about the just-underway third-quarter earnings season.

Stocks drop on bank, commodity company woes

2016-09-26 13:41

Declines in banks and energy producers have dragged down stock-markets around the world, prompting investors to seek the safety of government bonds and the yen.

Equity traders tread carefully ahead of bank decisions

2016-09-20 15:07

Global stock markets have drifted with dealers on tenterhooks on the first day of key monetary policy meetings for the US Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.

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