ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

JSE closes off a disappointing week

2017-04-21 18:07

Trading on the local bourse has softened, closing off a disappointing week, as a firmer rand pushed down resource stocks and rand hedges.

European stocks steady before first-round vote in France

2017-04-21 13:28

European shares have been little changed, while France’s stock market dropped, in the final trading session before the nation’s presidential election.

European stocks drop as France's CAC tumbles

2017-04-21 12:42

European shares have fallen as France’s stock market extended its decline in the final session before the nation’s presidential election.

Pound falls after retail sales drop

2017-04-21 11:25

The pound has fallen against the dollar, after data showed retail sales recorded their largest decline in seven years in the first quarter.

Stocks gain in Asia, Europe on US tax optimism

2017-04-21 09:33

Global equities have climbed as optimism spread for a US tax overhaul, with Tokyo shares rallying on comments from the Bank of Japan chief.

Yen pre-Trump high looms on geopolitics, reflation unwind

2017-04-21 09:03

Marine Le Pen may be about to undo the Donald Trump effect, at least when it comes to the yen.

US stocks rally, Nasdaq at record as markets eye French vote

2017-04-21 07:28

Wall Street stocks have scored large gains, with the Nasdaq finishing at a fresh record on revived hopes about US tax cuts and as the focus turns to the French elections.

New ETF aims to boost investment in Africa

2017-04-20 17:22

A new ETF has recently been listed on the JSE offering investment opportunities across African exchanges.

Strong rand dulls gold's lustre on JSE

2017-04-20 13:55

Resources shares have remained under the whip as the rand continues to firm, and investors in gold shares in particular are beginning to suffer serious losses.

Asian markets mostly higher but uncertainty prevails

2017-04-20 12:38

Asian markets have mostly risen following broad losses the previous two days but they struggled to maintain early momentum.

 

US stocks mixed as euro slips before French vote

2017-04-21 16:16

US stocks and the dollar have been little changed as markets struck a cautious tone ahead France’s presidential election.

JSE spotlight on iron ore as most indices tread water

2017-04-21 12:57

The JSE's Resources index has risen after iron prices jumped sharply, with other indices showing marginal losses and low volumes as the rand strengthened further

Oil set for biggest weekly loss since early March

2017-04-21 11:42

Oil has been headed for its biggest weekly loss since March as signals from OPEC that it will persevere with output cuts failed to offset evidence that US supplies are plentiful.

Yuan calm at risk of ending as China share drop darkens mood

2017-04-21 09:50

A selloff in Chinese stocks is threatening to end the yuan’s calmest period since its devaluation 20 months ago.

China stocks head for 2017's worst week

2017-04-21 09:13

Chinese shares have been headed for their biggest weekly loss of 2017, with increased regulatory scrutiny and a crackdown on leveraged trading sapping investor sentiment.

Asian markets chase record Wall St close on hopes for US stimulus

2017-04-21 07:35

Asian markets have built on a Wall Street rally as geopolitical fears gave way to fresh hopes for Trump's stimulus after his top finance man said a US tax reform plan would come "very soon".

JSE closes weaker as strong rand drags down mining stocks

2017-04-20 18:32

Trading on the local bourse remained weak as the stronger rand stifled the rand-hedge stocks, whilst supporting interest-rate sensitive banks and retailers.

US stocks rise as treasuries, dollar retreat

2017-04-20 15:50

US stocks have rebounded while the dollar and Treasuries slipped, as major assets continued to churn in tight ranges amid corporate results.

World markets diverge eyeing French weekend election

2017-04-20 13:28

Eurozone stock markets have risen as investors zoned in on the upcoming French presidential election, while London fell further as the pound rose against the dollar.

Euro hits three-week high before France vote

2017-04-20 12:33

The euro has risen to its strongest level versus the dollar since March as investors reduced short positions in the spot market before the French presidential elections.

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