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Oil rides best rally in 2 months

51 minutes ago

Oil has extended gains in its longest rally since the end of December on increasing confidence that OPEC’s supply curbs will outweigh a gain in US crude stockpiles.

Most Asia markets up as rally presses ahead

2017-02-22 07:21

Asian markets have mostly extended their rally with Tokyo boosted by a jump in the dollar against the yen after a top Fed official said the bank could lift rates as sooner.

JSE investors move to sidelines as market awaits Gordhan's budget

2017-02-21 14:02

JSE investors have decided to take profits after the previous day’s strong run, as they move to the sidelines to see what Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech will deliver.

Dollar strengthens with Asia stocks,gold drops

2017-02-21 10:05

Dollar bulls have been handed the baton after a Federal Reserve policy maker reinforced the chances for a US interest-rate increase as soon as next month.

Hong Kong stocks end morning higher

2017-02-21 07:41

Hong Kong shares have ended the morning session higher, extending a recent rally, after a top Federal Reserve official said US interest rates could be hiked as soon as next month.

Most Asia markets up as rally presses ahead

2017-02-21 07:31

Asian markets have mostly extended their rally with Tokyo boosted by a jump in the dollar against the yen after a top Federal Reserve official said the bank could lift rates soon.

JSE cheers collapsed Shoprite, Steinhoff merger

2017-02-20 14:20

The share prices of both Steinhoff and Shoprite have jumped on news of their failed merger talks, as Naspers boosted the JSE and blue chip shares made a strong run.

Europe stocks shrug off Unilever as pound rallies

2017-02-20 13:00

European stocks have advanced as gains in telecommunications shares helped to offset a slump in Unilever.

Yellen can't halt Trump gold rally

2017-02-20 08:08

Hedge funds have reduced their wagers on a bullion rally for the first time in three weeks, just before prices neared a two-month high and capped a third straight week of gains.

US stocks shake off early weakness to end at records

2017-02-20 07:23

US stocks have edged up to new records, closing a choppy session on a positive note as consumer products stocks gained on Kraft Heinz's interest in buying Unilever.

 

World stocks mostly grind higher, but HSBC weighs

2017-02-22 07:25

World stocks have regained momentum, lifted by rising oil prices and strong eurozone economic data, but a massive earnings drop at HSBC kept a lid on London and Hong Kong.

US stocks again close at new records, Dow up 0.6%

2017-02-22 07:13

US stocks have jumped with retailers and energy firms among the winners as positive sentiment about Trump's economic agenda again lifted the market to fresh records at the close.

Dollar rises as gain in mining stocks offsets HSBC

2017-02-21 13:03

Dollar bulls have been handed the baton after a Federal Reserve policy maker reinforced the chances for a US interest-rate increase as soon as next month.

Yen to bottom at ¥120 before rallying on BOJ limits

2017-02-21 09:43

The yen will slump to ¥120/$ in six months as the Federal Reserve raises US interest rates but that’s about as weak as it will get, says an economist.

Tokyo shares up by break on automaker, bank rally

2017-02-21 07:39

Tokyo stocks have risen with automakers and banks leading the way while a dip in the yen supported to exporters.

Yellen can't halt Trump gold rally

2017-02-20 14:34

Gold bulls are acting as if they can’t believe a good thing when they see it.

Oil hovers in tight trading range

2017-02-20 13:18

Oil has held above $53 a barrel, after spending last week in the smallest trading range in 13 years.

Opec wins investors back as cuts prompt record bets on oil

2017-02-20 08:57

The members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries have never taken supply cuts so seriously, and hedge funds are loving it.

Asian shares gain after US highs, deals in focus

2017-02-20 07:52

Asian stocks have risen, with Tokyo shares erasing morning losses and Hong Kong equities resuming a rally.

Emerging-market investors fearless as growth in focus

2017-02-17 15:25

Emerging-market investors are totally OK with the hawkish Fed.

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