ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

US markets open lower as Verizon buys Yahoo web assets

2016-07-25 16:34

US markets have opened slightly lower as investors absorbed word of Verizon Communications's acquisition of the web assets of troubled tech giant Yahoo for $4.83bn.

European equities rise on German data

2016-07-25 14:01

Most European stocks have risen, buoyed by resilient German business confidence, ahead of this week's Japanese and US interest rate decisions.

US index futures are little changed with S&P500 record

2016-07-25 13:33

US index futures has held steady, after equities capped their longest run of weekly gains since March amid optimism over corporate earnings.

Chinese shares eke out gain as volatility drops

2016-07-25 10:36

Chinese equities have swung between gains and losses for much of the day, with some energy companies declining amid a drop in crude prices.

Gold drops on stranger dollar before Fed

2016-07-25 09:29

The dollar’s strength has weighed on precious metals as investors looked toward central bank meetings this week in the US and Japan.

Dollar maintains 2-wk gain versus Yen ahead of Fed, BOJ meet

2016-07-25 08:52

The dollar has added to a two-week gain against the yen amid speculation the Fed will signal policy makers are on course to raise interest rates.

Asian traders wary ahead of bank meetings

2016-07-25 07:46

Japanese stocks have rallied again after another Wall Street record as dealers look ahead to central bank meetings, but other Asian markets struggled after racking up healthy gains.

Oil prices edge higher

2016-07-22 16:32

Oil prices have edged higher, rebounding from two-month lows caused by a lingering global supply glut.

JSE rudderless as post-Brexit rally runs its course

2016-07-22 14:06

The JSE is lacking direction, with stocks hardly moving amid indications that world markets are losing momentum as the past-Brexit rally has run its course.

Gold heads for 2nd weekly drop

2016-07-22 10:23

Gold headed for a second weekly decline, with gains in equity markets and the dollar hurting prices as investors return to riskier assets and weigh the possibility of a stimulus.

 

Oil prices extend losses on high supplies

2016-07-25 14:14

Oil prices have fallen on a lingering global supply glut that last week sent the market tumbling to 2.5-month low points.

JSE follows world stocks higher despite tech glitch

2016-07-25 13:38

Renewed hope of policy easing from the world’s top central banks has supported global markets and the JSE followed enthusiastically.

Steady rand eyes US rates move for direction

2016-07-25 10:50

The rand is currently range-bound between R14.20 and R14.40 to the dollar, ahead of the US Federal Reserve announcement, which could affect its levels.

European stocks advance with Ryanair jumping

2016-07-25 10:00

European equities have resumed their rise after their rally stalled in the past two sessions.

Emerging assets fall before Fed, BoJ policy meetings

2016-07-25 09:15

Emerging-market currencies and stocks have dropped on speculation Federal Reserve policy makers meeting this week will signal they are still on course to hike rates.

Chinese shares swing as consumer shares counter energy decline

2016-07-25 08:41

Chinese equities have swung between gains and losses, with some energy companies declining amid a drop in crude prices and consumer stocks eking out a gain.

Oil prices extend losses on supply worries

2016-07-25 07:39

Oil prices have dipped, extending last week's losses on fresh worries about a global supply glut as more US rigs come back online and the dollar strengthens.

US stocks open flat as Boeing retreats

2016-07-22 16:29

Wall Street stocks have treaded water as Boeing shares took a hit after the company announced that it would take a $2.1bn charge against second quarter earnings.

Europe stocks decline for 2nd day as commodity shares slide

2016-07-22 13:20

Commodity and energy producers have led Europe’s shares lower for a second day, with the region’s equities trimming a second weekly gain.

Rand steady after Sarb keeps rates on hold

2016-07-22 09:40

The rand has held its ground against the dollar as expectations that domestic interest rates would remain high this year attracted investors seeking higher yield.

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