Europe stocks close sharply lower

2015-01-09 19:31

Europe's main stock markets have closed sharply lower, giving up at least half the gains of the day before.

Hong Kong stocks rise

2014-01-17 07:18

Hong Kong shares have ended the morning session 0.84% higher, rebounding from early losses as investors moved in to pick up bargains.

Eurozone shares touch 5-year high

2013-11-07 15:46

A rate cut by the European Central Bank has sent eurozone shares to a five-year highs as traders bet easier lending conditions would help boost demand for stocks.

Global stocks hit on Fed decision

2013-10-31 12:56

Markets have suffered a glancing blow after the US Federal Reserve's latest outlook was deemed less alarmist about the state of the economy than some had wagered.

Hong Kong stocks up 0.18%

2013-10-29 12:51

Hong Kong stocks have been up 0.18%, as dealers await the end of the US Federal Reserve's closely watched two-day policy meeting.

Tokyo stocks up 0.26%

2013-10-15 15:28

Tokyo stocks have closed up 0.26%, underpinned by hopes of a deal that would end a US government shutdown and raise its borrowing limit to avoid a default.

Hong Kong stocks end higher

2013-09-27 12:16

Hong Kong shares rose 0.35% following a positive lead from Wall Street but gains were capped owing to concerns about a budget stand-off in Washington.

Investors eye US jobs

2013-09-06 13:51

US jobs and Japanese growth data will provide the trading cues for Tokyo investors next week, dealers say.

Hong Kong stocks close up 0.84%

2013-08-29 10:30

Hong Kong shares have ended 0.84% higher on bargain-hunting following heavy selling over the past week.

Egyptian stocks rebound

2013-07-02 19:56

Egyptian stocks have jumped almost 5% on hopes an army ultimatum could bring in a power-sharing deal.

Asian shares have worst week in a year

2013-06-07 13:03

Asian shares have wrapped up their worst week in more than a year with a 1.2% drop as investors braced for US jobs data.

Tokyo stocks down 0.45% by the break

2013-06-06 07:31

Tokyo stocks has fallen, tracking Wall Street's losses on the back of poor US economic data.

JSE closes flat‚ awaits Bernanke

2013-03-20 19:03

The JSE was flat at closing time‚ as market participants await the US Federal Reserve’s policy statement later tonight.

Chinese data helps pare JSE losses

2012-12-14 18:39

The JSE pared losses in late trade to finish flat after positive Chinese economic news and better than expected US inflation figures lifted market sentiment.

JSE snaps 3-day record run of gains

2012-12-13 18:04

Stocks on the JSE fell slightly, snapping a three-day record-setting run, while worries about US fiscal problems dampened sentiment.

Resources lead JSE to another high

2012-12-11 19:21

The JSE closed the session at an all-time high‚ in line with positive global sentiment and a 1.15% rise in the resources index.

JSE rallies late on US jobs data

2012-12-07 18:11

The JSE rallied‚ paring some earlier losses after US job growth in November was better than expected and the unemployment rate declined.

JSE ends up‚ but off intraday high

2012-12-06 19:29

The JSE all share index and the top 40 index pared some gains after hitting intraday all-time highs.

JSE softer on global concerns

2012-12-04 19:02

The JSE closed softer with the all share index dipping below the 38 000 points level‚ with markets still concerned about the US fiscal cliff.

JSE closes at fresh all-time high

2012-11-30 19:09

The JSE all share closed at a fresh all-time high after weak trade figures pushed the rand lower with rand hedge stocks gaining as a result.

Miners‚ resources drive JSE rally

2012-11-29 19:20

The gold and resources gauges led the rally on the JSE due to stronger commodity prices on a softer dollar.

JSE down on lower commodity prices

2012-11-28 18:40

Mining and resources stocks lost ground due to lower commodity prices‚ dragging the JSE lower‚ in line with global markets.

JSE pares gains‚ gold miners weigh

2012-11-27 14:11

The JSE pared earlier gains at noon as gold shares weighed on the overall market due to rand/dollar strength.

JSE slips in line with global stocks

2012-11-26 13:55

The JSE slipped‚ taking its lead from world markets‚ following strong gains last week.

Industrials pull JSE higher

2012-11-21 19:05

The JSE maintained its upward momentum to close higher‚ more or less in line with world markets.


Asian shares dip after soft US data

2014-01-17 07:23

Asian markets have slipped, following a negative lead from Wall Street after a disappointing set of corporate results and soft economic data.

Tokyo stocks down

2014-01-17 07:16

Tokyo stocks have fallen 0.69% as the dollar weakened against the yen following losses on Wall Street fuelled by disappointing US corporate results.

Hong Kong 0.26% lower

2013-11-04 16:48

Hong Kong stocks have closed down 0.26% as traders await the release of US jobs data.

Indian shares close at record high

2013-10-30 14:31

Indian shares have been at their highest-ever closing level, beating the previous record set in 2010, on strong foreign fund inflows and easing global concerns.

Hong Kong stocks down 0.46%

2013-10-16 12:24

Hong Kong stocks have fallen 0.46% as nervous traders hope for a deal in Washington that will reopen the US government and avert a devastating debt default.

European stocks down on US debt struggle

2013-10-14 13:38

European stocks have mostly retreated with investors focused on the looming US budget deadline, and looking ahead to a meeting of EU finance ministers.

Hong Kong stocks end up 0.13%

2013-09-25 13:44

Hong Kong shares have finished 0.13% higher following a two-day losing streak, although gains were limited by concerns over a US budget stand-off.

Tokyo stocks up 0.48%

2013-08-29 11:33

Tokyo stocks have climbed 0.48%, snapping three days of falls after US share prices and the dollar rebounded.

Asian shares rally on upbeat data

2013-08-02 09:06

Asian markets have climbed for a second straight session after another record close on Wall Street and a string of positive economic data.

Tokyo stocks open 1.73% lower

2013-06-12 07:53

Tokyo stocks opened 1.73% lower after US shares suffered broad declines over concerns about the limits of global central bank policy.

Hong Kong makes 6th loss in 7 days

2013-06-06 14:20

Hong Kong shares suffered their sixth loss in seven sessions, weighed down by a weak mainland Chinese market.

Mining companies leads JSE lower

2013-02-14 18:48

South African stocks reversed the previous session's gains as sentiment toward mining companies soured after data showed the sector's output slumped again.

JSE set to climb another 6% in 2013

2012-12-13 19:54

The blue chip stock index is set to climb another 6% by the end of next year, as flows of central bank cash eventually taper off, a Reuters poll shows.

JSE at new high on US expectations

2012-12-12 19:28

The JSE rallied to close at a new high‚ with platinums and resources providing a boost.

JSE cuts losses to close in the black

2012-12-10 18:58

The JSE shrugged off earlier losses to close just a few points off its record high‚ led by gold and platinum shares.

JSE softer ahead of US job report

2012-12-07 14:52

The JSE was weaker but broadly flat on the month‚ as investors awaited the monthly US jobs report to gauge the health of the country.

JSE ends at high on Chinese news

2012-12-05 19:00

The JSE all-share index closed at an all-time high buoyed by positive global sentiment.

JSE pares losses‚ boosted by banks

2012-12-03 18:34

The JSE pared losses in late trade to finish just slightly lower‚ boosted by some buying interest in banking and financial shares.

JSE pauses for breath after a rally

2012-11-30 13:57

The JSE all-share tilted lower at noon, but was on course to end the month on a positive note after gaining almost 2%.

Mining stocks fuel JSE rally

2012-11-29 13:54

Mining stocks powered the JSE to within a whisker of a record high amid renewed global risk appetite.

JSE up a fraction‚ gold miners weigh

2012-11-27 18:19

The JSE was a fraction higher in line with world markets with gold miners the worst performers on the bourse after the sector had a good run.

JSE tracks global markets weaker

2012-11-26 19:25

The JSE closed in the red‚ taking its cue from lower global markets and awaiting a decision from the eurozone with regard to the next aid disbursement for Greece.

JSE closes at fresh all-time high

2012-11-22 17:57

The JSE continued its upwards surge‚ closing at a new record high‚ boosted by mining and industrial counters.

JSE holds up in subdued trade

2012-11-21 13:53

The JSE held up at noon‚ supported by some buying interest in industrial and platinum shares‚ in an otherwise subdued session.

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