ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

JSE treads water as investor confidence remains down

2017-06-23 14:11

Investor confidence remains low and most major indices on the JSE have lifted only slightly, except for the Resources index which was 0.15% lower by mid-morning.

Asia markets end week on quiet note, US healthcare bill returns

2017-06-23 11:13

Asian markets have limped into the weekend, with energy firms still struggling after a bruising few days, while investors eye Donald Trump's revised healthcare bill.

Global stocks are mixed as oil swings, pound gains

2017-06-23 09:44

Global equities have been mixed after Federal Reserve speakers did little to alter projections for the path of interest rate, while oil fluctuated.

Asian stocks mixed while oil halts losing streak

2017-06-23 07:36

Asian equities are ending the week on a tepid note, with oil remaining below $43 a barrel, after a series of the Fed speakers did little to alter projections for the path of US interest-rate increases.

US stocks mixed as oil stabilises, dollar slips

2017-06-22 15:41

US stocks have sought to rebound from two days of losses as the bear market in crude prices showed signs of spilling into the broader market even as oil stabilised.

Resources slide on continued Mining Charter doubts

2017-06-22 12:46

Although the Gold index has rallied strongly after recent huge losses, the resources sector has slipped with the dust not yet settled over the controversial new Mining Charter.

Complacency is main stock market risk for India

2017-06-22 09:08

Investors are throwing caution to the wind on expectations Indian stocks will continue to rally on strong domestic buying.

Oil market sees increased conflict risk in Saudi power shift

2017-06-22 07:40

Following the appointment of Saudi Arabian crown prince, energy markets need to brace for an even more assertive Saudi Arabian foreign policy that could threaten regional stability in the heart of the global oil industry.

Oil inches higher after entering bear market

2017-06-21 16:27

Oil has inched higher after sliding into a bear market as a persistent global supply glut continues to offset risks ranging from tropical storms to geopolitical tensions.

Oil extends drop into bear market as supply remains plentiful

2017-06-21 12:31

Oil has slid further into a bear market as rising global supply countered efforts by OPEC and its allies to drain a glut.

 

Oil in bear market heads for fifth weekly drop as supply climbs

2017-06-23 13:22

Oil is heading for a fifth weekly decline after sinking into a bear market amid concerns rising supply from the US to Libya would offset production cuts from Opec and its allies.

Opec has few escape routes from another bear market in oil

2017-06-23 10:30

Oil’s back in a bear market and investors remain unmoved by last month’s agreement to prolong supply cuts, leaving Opec and its allies with few remaining tools to boost prices.

China stocks decline as regulatory scrutiny worries investors

2017-06-23 07:50

Chinese stocks have fallen amid concern about a regulatory crackdown that has increased scrutiny on cross-border deals.

Rand strength sets tone for JSE slide

2017-06-22 17:51

The rand strengthened causing rand hedge stocks to trade under pressure, which dragged the overall index lower.

Gold recovers as oil's slide and weaker stocks spur haven demand

2017-06-22 13:58

Oil’s woes are becoming good news for gold investors. The metal has recovered from a one-month low as crude’s tumble into a bear market spurred demand for a haven.

Yen climbs with gold amid oil rout, stocks mixed

2017-06-22 10:05

The yen has strengthened and gold has risen for a second day as oil languished in a bear market. Global stocks were mixed.

Energy firms take fresh hit but most Asia markets bounce

2017-06-22 07:45

Energy firms have once again sank in Asian trade after another plunge in oil prices as glut fears return, though most regional markets enjoyed a recovery from the previous day's sell-off.

JSE reverses earlier losses to close firmer

2017-06-21 18:21

The JSE closed in positive territory, while the rand was caught again in volatile trade as the US dollar lost some ground.

US stocks mixed, oil halts drop as dollar slips

2017-06-21 16:20

US stocks have fluctuated after the biggest drop in a month as technology shares reasserted leadership to offset renewed selling in energy producers.

Pound drops to two-month low before queen's speech

2017-06-21 11:34

The pound has fallen below $1.26 for the first time in two months before beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May lays out her legislative programme in Parliament.

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