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.

Rand under pressure

2013-07-05 09:26

The rand has held broadly steady against the dollar although investors remained jittery ahead of US jobs data.

Shares fall on growth worries

2012-07-06 08:14

Asian shares slipped despite new stimulus steps taken by three major central banks, as sentiment stayed cautious with the focus now on US jobs data.

Jobs data a test of US economy's strength

2012-06-01 08:36

The US government will report May jobs numbers today in what could be a crucial test of the economy's momentum following a sluggish start to the year.

Hiring slowdown pressures US stocks

2012-05-03 08:12

US stocks clawed back losses on disappointing private sector job growth data, with the Nasdaq index ending in the black while the Dow closed with a minimal loss.

Shares fall on tepid US data

2012-04-09 15:10

Asian shares slipped and US stock futures pointed lower in thin trade after a tumble in US jobs growth raised concerns about the strength of its economy.

Shares pause after US jobs data

2012-03-12 07:50

Shares fell as investors paused to assess the effect of strong US jobs data, which scaled back expectations for more easing ahead of this week's Federal Reserve meeting.

Dollar stuck in ranges

2012-02-03 09:14

The dollar edged up against the euro but stayed weak against the yen in Asia ahead of the release of closely watched monthly US jobs data.

Markets in ranges before US jobs data

2012-02-03 08:23

Asian shares and the euro fell as debt restructuring talks between Greece and its creditors dragged on, and investors sat tight ahead of US jobs data.

Buoyant economic data boosts US stocks

2011-12-16 10:15

Positive data on the US jobs market, industrial activity and trade gave a boost to US stocks, but eurozone clouds continued to hover over the markets.

JSE lifted by US, ECB rate cut

2011-11-04 10:01

The JSE has opened higher on the back of a strong performance from the US and lingering effects of the European Central Bank interest rate cut.

Brent seesaws after boost by US data

2011-10-07 17:55

The price of Brent crude remained volatile after an initial fillip from upbeat US employment data.

Weak data point to US jobs doldrums

2011-09-02 10:00

The recent batch of US economic indicators points to further weakness in the ailing labour market, ahead of keenly-anticipated monthly job statistics.

JSE rises ahead of US jobs data

2011-07-08 10:24

The JSE has firmed at the opening bell, as sentiment was buoyed by strong private sector jobs data in the US.

US jobless claims jump

2011-04-28 15:52

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits have surged more than expected last week to the highest level since January, official data shows.

Oil jumps on upbeat US jobs news

2011-04-04 09:57

Oil prices have hit fresh two-and-a-half-year highs as a jump in US jobs creation inspired traders amid hopes of rising demand.

US jobless rate falls

2011-04-01 17:25

US employment recorded a second straight month of solid gains in March and the jobless rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8%.

Asian shares jump on upbeat US jobs data

2011-03-04 09:39

Asian shares have surged, shrugging off stubbornly high oil prices after signs that US companies are hiring more workers boosted Wall Street.

'Grounds for optimism' in US job market

2011-03-01 18:07

There are "grounds for optimism" that the ailing US jobs market will pick up this year, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has told Congress.

Weaker rand spurs JSE on

2011-02-04 10:00

The JSE has opened stronger, spurred by a softer rand that bolstered mining stocks ahead of crucial jobs data out later in the US.

European shares retreat

2011-01-07 11:59

European stocks have slipped back after scaling to 28-month highs, with investors avoiding strong bets ahead of a key US jobs report.


Oil prices rise ahead of US jobs data

2013-09-06 13:28

Oil prices have climbed as investors looked ahead to key US jobs data and tracked developments surrounding a possible military strike against Syria.

Dollar slides in Asia ahead of US data

2013-06-07 07:51

The dollar has fallen in Asia as investors flock to the safe-haven yen as traders grow nervous ahead of a crucial US payrolls report.

Rand hits fresh low on US jobs data

2012-06-01 14:49

The rand has fallen 2.2% to a fresh three-year low against the dollar after below-consensus US jobs data pointed to a slowdown in the world's largest economy.

US concerns send European stocks lower

2012-04-10 09:46

European stocks posted sharp early losses and German government bond yields hit their lowest levels since September, as investors cut their exposure to risky assets.

US jobs data buoy Asian stocks

2012-02-06 08:57

Asian shares rose as surprisingly robust US jobs data bolstered investors' risk appetite, but the euro sagged on worries over a lack of progress in Greece.

Jobs fears leave US stocks mixed

2012-02-03 08:17

US stocks ended the session mixed after weekly jobless claims fell but Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke told Congress the jobs market had a long road to recovery.

Greek jitters keep stocks, euro down

2011-11-04 17:52

World stocks fell amid doubts about Europe's bailout fund and ahead of a confidence vote in the Greek parliament.

Wall St bounces on earnings, jobs data

2011-11-04 09:06

US stocks shrugged off more eurozone turmoil to rack up solid gains, helped by earnings reports, slightly improved jobs numbers and the ECB's interest rate cut.

Weak US jobs data dash recovery hopes

2011-07-08 14:54

Employment in the US hit the skids in June, disappointing investors who had hoped the data would point to a firmer economic revival.

Global markets tread water

2011-06-03 10:16

Stocks have steadied, bond yields dipped and the euro rose to a one-month high versus the dollar as investors braced for a key US jobs report.

US jobless claims tumble

2011-04-07 15:19

US initial jobless claims slipped 3% last week, government data shows, reinforcing signs the troubled labour market is on the mend.

Asia stocks at strongest in 3 years

2011-04-04 09:44

Asian shares have risen to their highest in nearly 3 years after strong US jobs growth spurred optimism about the global economy.

JSE edges up as global stocks rise

2011-03-04 09:52

The JSE has opened modestly stronger in line with global equities, as encouraging US economic data boosted market sentiments.

Asian shares up on strong US jobs report

2011-03-03 09:49

Asian stocks have regained their composure after upbeat US jobs figures buoyed shares on Wall Street, surmounting fears of a disruption in the global production of crude.

Oil mixed as US jobless claims weigh

2011-01-14 09:39

Oil prices are mixed as investors digest the implications of a rise in US jobless claims and wait for more economic data from the world's biggest economy.

JSE jittery ahead of US jobs data

2011-01-07 10:06

The JSE has inched down as investors remained cautious ahead of the US nonfarm payrolls data due out later, while resources led the market lower.

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