European shares fall as investors assess earnings

2016-02-05 11:23

European shares have headed for a fifth day of losses as investors assessed earnings reports, while awaiting data on US payrolls.

Mining rally questioned amid metal glut

2016-02-05 09:52

The best two days for mining companies since the depths of the recession might be the end of the good times as the gluts across metals keep prices low.

Chinese stocks head for best week since December

2016-02-05 09:33

Chinese stocks have headed for their biggest weekly gain this year as liquidity injections by the central bank and a stronger yuan helped stem the worst equity rout.

Oil up as weak dollar offsets supply concerns

2016-02-05 07:49

Crude prices have risen as a weaker US dollar offset concerns over a global supply glut and diminishing hopes of a near-term deal by major petroleum producers to cut output.

Keep calm - This is not 2008

2016-02-05 06:45

Volatility and weakness in the market have left long-term investors wondering what their next move should be. Some have suggested that things are at 2008 levels, but are they really?

Oil market rebounds slightly

2016-02-04 14:34

Oil prices have extended their rebound, buoyed by a weaker dollar, bargain buying and fresh speculation of a possible output cut by the OPEC producers' group.

Kuwait stocks rise on news of Americana sale

2016-02-04 13:03

The Kuwait Stock Exchange have surged on news that the emirate's wealthiest family has agreed to sell its majority stake in Americana food company.

Pound holds gain, investors await BoE rate decision

2016-02-04 11:37

The pound has been little changed against the dollar one day after its biggest jump since October as investors await Bank of England’s latest interest-rate decision.

Asian stocks rise as energy producers rally on oil

2016-02-04 11:01

Asian stocks have risen, with the regional benchmark index heading for its first advance in three days, as energy and raw-material producers gained.

Dollar sinks on US economic outlook concerns

2016-02-04 07:42

The dollar has fallen sharply, helped by a disappointing report on US services sector growth and comments from a top Fed's concern over rising economic risks.


Rand flat ahead of US jobs data

2016-02-05 10:58

The rand has weakened slightly, pausing a rally that has seen the unit trade below the crucial R16/$ mark for three straight sessions.

Gold ascends as feeble dollar, rate bets swell flows into ETPs

2016-02-05 09:51

Gold is on course for its biggest weekly rise in a month as fading expectations for higher US rates hurt the dollar and lifted bullion holdings to the most since July.

Dollar drops as Fed rate cut bets pared

2016-02-05 08:53

The dollar has headed for its worst week since 2009 as traders strengthened bets that the Federal Reserve will hold interest rates unchanged.

US stocks gain ahead of jobs report

2016-02-05 07:37

Wall Street stocks have finished modestly higher despite another drop in oil prices ahead of Friday's eagerly anticipated US jobs report for January.

Pound drops as BOE votes to hold rates at record low

2016-02-04 15:05

The pound has fallen after Ian McCafferty, the Bank of England’s only policy dissenter over the past six months, dropped his call for higher interest rates.

JSE rallies as weak dollar fuels resources

2016-02-04 14:07

The softer dollar was particularly good news for resources shares worldwide and on the JSE some resources shares moved spectacularly higher.

Why you should choose a reliable dividend payer

2016-02-04 12:30

Increased market volatility in 2015 has put a dampener on the long-term outlook for some investors. Beat the blues by investing in a reliable dividend payer.

Rand stutters as low liquidity pauses rally

2016-02-04 11:28

The rand has weakened slightly but remained below the crucial R16.00 mark while yields on bonds fell sharply with appetite for emerging assets returning.

European stock markets rebound at open

2016-02-04 10:51

Europe's main stock markets have rallied at the start of trading, rebounding from heavy falls the previous session as world equities extend a run of volatility.

Dow, S&P 500 rise with oil, Nasdaq falls

2016-02-04 07:36

Energy and industrial names have surged with rising oil prices, but the Nasdaq finished lower as Google parent Alphabet and some other leading technology firms retreated.

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