Scottish independence pressures UK shares

2014-09-08 18:15

Britain's top shares have fallen further, led by firms with exposure to Scotland after a poll unexpectedly showed a lead for supporters of Scottish independence.

S&P 500 tops 2 000 mark for first time

2014-08-25 18:40

The S&P 500 topped the 2 000 mark for the first time, helped by more promises of economic support from the US and European central banks.

Global markets: Dollar in demand

2014-08-25 07:49

The dollar has lifted against the euro and yen as investors bet that interest rates are set on a diverging course in the US, Europe and Japan.

European markets stable at open

2014-08-22 10:00

Europe's main stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Friday in cautious deals before a key speech from US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

US stocks open higher on strong housing data

2014-08-19 16:10

US stocks opened higher Tuesday following strong housing construction data and a solid earnings report from retailer Home Depot.

US stocks march higher

2014-08-15 07:38

US stocks have advanced, extending the prior day's gains after jobless claims increased, but overall the data continued to suggest an improving labour market.

US future stocks up ahead of jobless data

2014-08-14 14:39

US stock index futures have edged higher, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rally in previous session.

Global shares, bonds rally on stimulus hopes

2014-08-14 07:41

Asian shares have pushed higher after a flood of soft economic data led investors to wager on a ceaseless fountain of stimulus from major central banks.

US stocks edge lower on German data, Iraq

2014-08-12 16:14

US stocks have opened lower as investors weigh disappointing German economic data and the Dow Jones dipped slightly in early trade.

US stocks rise amid easing Ukraine tensions

2014-08-11 16:12

US stocks have followed European and Asian equity markets higher amid perceptions of easing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine.

Asian markets rebound as Iraq fears wane

2014-08-11 07:50

Asian markets have opened up following widespread falls as investors took heart from Wall Street shrugging off fears over instability in Iraq and Ukraine.

US stocks rise on central bank action

2014-08-07 17:16

Wall Street stocks have moved higher in early trade as central banks in Europe and Britain kept interest rates unchanged.

US stocks rise despite sanctions

2014-08-07 11:33

US stocks have edged higher despite new Russian sanctions against the West and amid disappointing news about major potential media and telecom mergers.

Asian markets dip as European woes grow

2014-08-07 07:12

Asian stocks have dropped as concerns over the European economy and international conflicts grew.

US stocks ease lower after July jobs report

2014-08-01 16:00

Wall St stocks have opened lower after a report showed solid US jobs growth in July, but the market's declines have been more modest.

US stocks rise on Pfizer, Merck earnings

2014-07-29 16:33

US stocks have moved higher in early trade, lifted by earnings from drug makers Pfizer and Merck.

China shares end highest in choppy trade

2014-07-29 10:00

China shares have finished at their highest this year, with turnover strong as investor confidence improve after recent encouraging data.

China shares close highest since December

2014-07-28 11:00

China shares have closed at their highest since December after a Reuters report says a major bank seeks more private investors.

US stocks tumble after Amazon loss

2014-07-25 17:00

Wall St have moved sharply lower in early trade following a disappointing earnings report from Amazon and despite a positive report on US durable goods orders.

Global socks gain, US bonds fall

2014-07-24 19:45

Global stock markets edged higher while US debt prices fell following unexpectedly low US weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected US earnings.

US stocks rise on mostly solid corporate earnings

2014-07-22 18:30

Wall St stocks have moved higher in early trade on a stream of generally solid earnings reports that suggest the US economy is continuing to pick up momentum.

European markets close lower on Russia tensions

2014-07-21 19:30

Europe's main stock markets have fallen for a third day, weighed down by concerns the US and Europe could toughen their sanctions against Russia.

US stocks rise as deals, earnings offset crises

2014-07-20 13:30

A wave of corporate deals and generally positive quarterly earnings have competed for attention with gloomy news developments, leading US stocks higher.

Asia shares mixed on Fed minutes, China data

2014-07-10 07:38

Asian markets have been mixed after Wall Street advanced in response to an upbeat outlook by the Federal Reserve, while Chinese trade growth has picked up.

Double-digit growth may return to US stocks

2014-07-07 07:55

After all the hoopla over the Dow topping 17 000, the market's next focus will be whether the coming earnings season can justify US shares' record run.


US futures inch higher ahead of data

2014-09-02 13:48

US stock index futures have advanced after the S&P 500 closed out its best month since February, ahead of reports on the manufacturing sector.

Wall St ahead: S&P set to hit milestone

2014-08-25 08:49

US stocks have been on a roll of late and with the S&P 500 hitting its latest record, investors expect the index's momentum to reach the 2 000 level.

US stocks open lower ahead of Yellen speech

2014-08-22 15:53

US stocks have opened modestly lower ahead of a major speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that could shed light on plans for monetary policy.

US stocks rise on housing data

2014-08-20 07:32

US stocks have finished with solid gains following encouraging economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot.

US stocks defy geopolitics to push higher

2014-08-17 10:49

A flare-up in tensions in Ukraine has threatened to derail the climb in US stock markets, but traders finally dismissed geopolitics to deliver another week of gains.

US stocks march higher

2014-08-15 07:09

US stocks have advanced, extending the prior day's gains after jobless claims increased, but overall the data continued to suggest an improving labor market.

European shares fall on growth scare

2014-08-14 09:13

European stocks have opened lower as disappointing economic output data from the euro zone's two largest economies cast shadows on market bets.

Hong Kong benchmark index closes at peak

2014-08-13 13:13

Hong Kong’s benchmark share index has finished at its highest in more than 3-1/2 years, rebounding midday losses rooted in weak data.

European shares dip ahead of Germany's ZEW

2014-08-12 10:52

European shares have dipped as tensions over Ukraine resurfaced, with the impact of the crisis expected to weigh on a German sentiment indicator.

Dollar bounces back in Asia

2014-08-11 11:06

The dollar has rallied against the yen and euro after the unit plunged in the wake of the announcement that Washington had authorised air strikes in Iraq.

Abil crisis knocks JSE for second day

2014-08-08 07:39

The JSE fell for a second straight session as African Bank Investments stocks plunged further on fears it may be unable to plug a huge deficit in its finances.

BES weighs on European equities

2014-08-07 14:29

Concerns about Portugal's banking system have hit the Lisbon stock market and weighed on European equities.

Maybe too early to give up on bull market

2014-08-07 10:00

Investors fretting about the possibility of a big reversal in global stock markets may want to borrow a British slogan - and just keep calm and carry on.

European stock markets rise after bank rescue

2014-08-04 16:19

European stock markets have risen, retracing some of last week's heavy losses after news of a Portuguese state rescue for Banco Espirito Santo.

Asian stocks rise

2014-07-30 16:43

Asia's markets have ended mostly higher, extending a recent rally, with a weaker yen boosting Tokyo.

European shares steady as sanctions risk mutes

2014-07-29 13:21

European shares have steadied, with earnings reports offset by the threat to the region's economy from any more sanctions against Russia by the West.

US stocks fall on early trade

2014-07-28 16:49

Wall St stocks have fallen in early trade, but shares of discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family dollar have jumped on news of their merger.

European shares hit by weak German data, LVMH

2014-07-25 20:00

Weak German economic data and a slump in the shares of luxury goods group LVMH have hit European stock markets.

US stocks: Earnings deluge continues

2014-07-24 17:01

US stocks were little changed in early trade following improved economic data in China and Europe and a busy day of earnings.

European shares bounce back

2014-07-22 17:59

European shares have risen on strong earnings reports and signs of improved cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels over the Malaysian Airlines plane.

Global markets: Stocks indices slip, bonds gain

2014-07-21 18:00

Major global stock markets have declined and bond prices have rallied as worries over the Gaza Strip and Ukraine overshadowed optimism over corporate earnings.

Asian shares mixed after China growth data

2014-07-16 13:37

Asian markets have mixed, with investors unimpressed by data showing better than expected Chinese economic growth in the second quarter.

US stocks finish higher on Fed minutes

2014-07-10 07:32

US stocks have finished higher following Alcoa's solid kickoff to earnings season and Federal Reserve minutes signalling low interest rates for a while longer.

Plunge in Erste Bank halts European stocks rally

2014-07-04 13:00

A slump in the shares of Austrian bank Erste has hit the Vienna stock market and halted a rally on the broader European equity market.

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