Tokyo, Shanghai rallies buck Asian market losses

2015-05-27 11:58

Tokyo's stock market has clocked up a ninth straight gain thanks to a weaker yen while Shanghai jumped for a seventh session.

Rand gains, eyes on Greece debt talks

2015-05-27 09:39

The rand has strengthened against the dollar but is still hovering at two-week lows after weak local growth data and as US durable goods data buoyed the greenback.

Asia stocks tank after US losses

2015-05-27 07:38

Asian markets have tracked the big selloff on Wall Street, with Tokyo hit by profit-taking after an eight-day rally.

Oil prices rebound in Asian trade

2015-05-27 07:27

Oil prices have rebounded in Asia on bargain-hunting following sharp falls triggered by a strong US dollar and worries over the global supply glut.

JSE indices drop on weak GDP growth

2015-05-26 14:19

Disappointing GDP growth of only 1.3% has highlighted investors' growing concern about high valuations on the JSE which will not be supported by economic activity.

Rand weakens ahead of GDP, unemployment data

2015-05-26 09:21

The rand has slipped to a two-week low against the dollar, with traders cautious ahead of local growth and unemployment data.

Oil prices mixed in sluggish trading

2015-05-26 07:13

Oil prices have been mixed in subdued Asian trade as dealers searched for fresh cues following public holidays in the US and much of Europe.

JSE indices slip on Yellen remarks

2015-05-25 13:52

The strongest indication yet that US interest rates will rise this year has pushed the JSE lower, but the effect has been surprisingly limited

Rand slips as Fed remarks boost dollar

2015-05-25 09:24

The rand has weakened along with fellow emerging markets' currencies as the dollar has rallied after the Federal Reserve had signalled a rate hike by year-end.

Asia stocks extend gains

2015-05-25 07:20

Asian markets have advanced, continuing a rally at the end of last week, with Tokyo having been boosted by a weaker yen.


Global markets: Dollar retreats after its best day

2015-05-27 11:51

A string of reversals from sharp moves the previous day has marked global financial market trading with stocks and oil gaining ground and the US dollar falling.

Dollar near eight-year high against yen

2015-05-27 08:45

The dollar has been sitting around eight-year highs against the yen following upbeat US data, while the euro came under further selling pressure.

US stocks fall as dollar surges

2015-05-27 07:32

Wall Street stocks have dropped sharply on a strengthening US dollar despite news of Charter Communication's $78.7bn deal to buy Time Warner Cable.

Rand buckles as weak data, strong dollar weigh

2015-05-26 17:51

The rand has slipped to a two-week low, weighed down by poor domestic data while the dollar stretched recent gains.

Gold drops to 2-week as low as dollar rallies

2015-05-26 10:25

Gold has fallen to a near 1% to a two-week low as the dollar pushed higher following comments from the Fed that reinforced the bank’s monetary tightening bias..

Asia stocks gain on China announcements

2015-05-26 07:20

Asian stock markets have moved mostly higher as China announcements spur more Shanghai gains.

Rand weakens on US rate hike hopes

2015-05-25 17:35

The rand has extended its losses against a surging dollar after the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled the central bank was poised to raise rates this year.

French, Spanish and Italian stock markets fall

2015-05-25 09:37

European stock markets have edged lower in early trade, tracking losses in the US market after comments by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Gold struggles on Yellen’s comments, robust dollar

2015-05-25 08:41

Gold has been trading close to its lowest level in over a week after Fed Chair Janet Yellen has indicated the Fed is likely to raise interest rates this year.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

2015-05-25 07:09

Oil prices have risen on bargain-hunting in Asia after falling last week, but a supply glut and a resurgent dollar are likely to temper gains, say analysts.

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