Asia markets mostly track Wall St losses

2015-03-04 07:24

Asia markets have mostly tracked a retreat on Wall Street, with Tokyo hit by a firmer yen and Sydney dipping on disappointing economic growth data.

Rand recovers after weakening on downgrade alert

2015-03-03 18:27

The rand has firmed after tumbling to two-and-a-half week lows earlier when rating's agency Fitch warned that South Africa could lose its investment grade status.

Directionless JSE still in consolidation mode

2015-03-03 14:21

The JSE seriously lacks direction at the moment, with major indices continuing to drift lower as investors seek trading opportunities.

European shares near multi-year highs

2015-03-03 13:33

European stock markets have hovered close to multi-year highs, helped by better-than-expected German retail sales data.

Dollar weak after mixed US data

2015-03-03 08:58

The dollar has slipped following mixed US data, but it was sitting near a two-year high against China's yuan after Beijing cut interest rates.

Sharp dives nearly 10% on loan news

2015-03-03 07:30

Shares in Sharp have tumbled nearly 10% on news that the struggling electronics maker plans to request aid from two main lenders.

Oil prices rise in Asian trade

2015-03-03 07:16

Oil prices have lifted in Asia, but gains were capped as dealers sat on the sidelines eyeing negotiations aimed at ending a strike at some US crude refineries.

European stocks hit new records

2015-03-02 15:40

The British and German stock markets have hit record peaks on hopes that eurozone quantitative easing stimulus, will bolster economic growth.

European shares hit fresh 7-year highs

2015-03-02 11:31

Europe's top European indices have made fresh multi-year highs as a boost from merger activity in the telecoms sector more than offset falls in media group Vivendi.

Rand under pressure on yawning trade deficit

2015-03-02 09:53

The rand has opened the new month weaker against the dollar, extending steep losses triggered by a widening trade deficit revealed by poor trade numbers.


US stocks retreat from records

2015-03-04 07:14

Wall Street stocks have retreated from record peaks, losing ground after lacklustre US auto sales.

Barclays, Glencore earnings knock FTSE down

2015-03-03 16:51

Britain's blue-chip share index gave up dropping back from record highs, as Glencore and Barclays weighed on the market after earnings releases.

Asia markets struggle on profit-taking

2015-03-03 13:43

Asian equities have struggled after healthy gains in the previous session attracted profit-takers, offsetting a strong lead from Wall Street.

Rand seen rangebound in data-sparse week

2015-03-03 09:06

The rand has recovered after hitting a two-and-a-half week low in the previous session, with traders and analysts expecting trade in a narrow range this week.

Asia markets struggle on profit-taking

2015-03-03 07:31

Asian equities have stuttered in early trade after healthy gains in the previous session attracted profit-takers, offsetting a strong lead from Wall Street.

Nasdaq closes over 5 000 for 1st time in 15 years

2015-03-03 07:23

The Nasdaq has finished above 5 000 for the first time in 15 years, capping a long-running recovery in the exchange after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000.

European stocks close mixed with more records set

2015-03-02 19:40

Europe's main stock finished the day down despite the London and Frankfurt markets hitting record highs during the trading sessions.

China rate cut fails to lift lacklustre JSE

2015-03-02 15:00

After an initial positive reaction to the news that China had lowered its interest rates at the weekend, major JSE indices came to a virtual standstill.

Asian markets rise after China rate cut, US data

2015-03-02 11:09

Asian stocks have risen after China at the weekend cut interest rates for the second time since November, while better-than-forecast US economic data pushed up the dollar.

Asian markets up on China rate cut, US data

2015-03-02 07:52

Asian markets have mostly risen after China cut interest rates at the weekend, while better-than-forecast US economic data helped push the dollar up against the yen.

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