In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-05-30 07:00

A possible credit downgrade is not the only thing you should be concerned about this week. We look at what to expect from the markets.

Oil prices fall back after breaching $50

2016-05-27 15:26

World oil prices have slid, with traders banking profits after crude rose above the key $50 level this week on evidence of lower supplies.

Stocks reach three-week high in Yellen countdown

2016-05-27 13:25

Global equities have been headed for the highest close in three weeks and the dollar has risen versus most peers as investors await comments from the Federal Reserve.

Asian stocks up, markets cautious ahead of Yellen speech

2016-05-27 12:29

Asia stocks have tilted upwards, shrugging off a weak lead from Wall Street as oil pulled back below $50 a barrel.

Dollar faces test on path to biggest advance

2016-05-27 08:49

The dollar’s best month in more than a year faces one last hurdle: Janet Yellen's speech and any hint of dovishness could spur a reversal for the greenback.

Asia stocks remain cautious ahead of Yellen speech

2016-05-27 07:47

Asia stocks have tilted slightly upwards but remained cautious ahead of a speech from the US central bank head and after a weak lead from Wall Street as oil pulled back.

Oil above $50 for first time this year

2016-05-26 15:49

Oil prices have jumped above $50 for the first time this year as a long-lasting global supply glut shows increased signs of easing.

European stocks halt advance after two-day rally

2016-05-26 10:33

European stocks have edged lower as investors weighed back-to-back gains that pushed equities to their highest level in almost a month.

Gold snaps six-day losing streak as dollar rally pauses

2016-05-26 09:33

Gold has snapped six days of losses to rebound from the lowest level in seven weeks as a rally in the dollar paused.

Asia stocks take breather, oil passes $50 a barrel

2016-05-26 08:45

Asia stocks have taken a breather after the previous session's rally, but energy firms were mostly up after oil surged past $50 a barrel for the first time this year.


US stocks edge up as US growth estimate lifted

2016-05-27 15:59

Wall Street stocks have opened slightly higher as a government report modestly upgraded the estimate for first-quarter US economic growth.

JSE's Naspers-fuelled rally fizzles out

2016-05-27 13:33

Naspers' surge to an all-time helped pull the Industrial index higher, but the overall market has lost momentum on profit-taking after a strong start.

China’s stocks post longest weekly losing streak

2016-05-27 13:14

China’s stocks have capped their longest stretch of weekly losses since July 2012 amid concern a pick-up in earnings growth is losing steam.

Rand falters as US rate risk resurfaces

2016-05-27 09:39

The rand has edged weaker as risk appetite faded globally before a speech by the US central bank that could signal higher interest rates, drawing attention away from SA.

Oil dips after meeting resistance at $50 level

2016-05-27 07:50

Oil prices have dipped, pulling back further from the psychological $50 level as traders took profit and expectations of tighter global supply receded.

Global markets rise on optimism over oil, Greece

2016-05-26 16:06

World stock markets have risen on optimism over $50 oil and Greece's debt deal, while traders eyed the G7 summit's opening in Japan.

Buoyant global markets boost JSE

2016-05-26 14:22

The JSE's All-share and Top 40 indices have strengthened further, supported by another resilient performance by Wall Street and higher European markets.

Rand steady on rising risk appetite

2016-05-26 10:01

The rand has steadied against the dollar supported by investor appetite for riskier assets that was nonethless tempered by the possibility of a US rate hike.

Dollar pares best monthly gain since January 2015

2016-05-26 09:07

A gauge of the dollar has pared its best monthly performance since January 2015 as traders weighed the timing of Federal Reserve policy tightening.

US stocks rally continues as oil rises

2016-05-26 08:39

Wall Street stocks have scored strong gains for the second day in a row as investors took a positive view of higher oil prices and potentially higher US interest rates.

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