Local bourse weaker as China threatens to walk away from trade talks

2019-05-17 18:34

The impact of this new information was evident on the Shanghai Composite Index which fell 2.54%, while the Hang Seng lost 1.16%. Stocks in Japan advanced which saw the Nikkei close 0.89% firmer.

JSE resumes downtrend

2019-05-15 18:14

The relief recorded across most of the major global indices in the prior session seemed to have been short lived, as pressure mounted across most of the indices except for Asia where markets traded mostly firmer.

Stocks plunge as China announces tariff retaliation

2019-05-13 18:28

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index closed 1.65% lower on Monday while the Japanese Nikkei lost 0.72%.

Mixed trading session for the JSE as SARB keeps rates unchanged

2019-03-28 18:22

The South African Reserve Bank left the repurchase rate unchanged at 6.75% as the Monetary Policy Committee indicated that there was little evidence of demand side pressures to the economy.

Local bourse closes softer after mixed trading session

2019-03-14 18:28

Locally, market participants were still digesting the drop in the South African business confidence data which was released on Wednesday.

Risk on as sentiment remains buoyant

2019-02-12 18:13

Locally, Statistics SA released South Africa’s Unemployment Rate data for the 4th quarter. The number came in at 27.1% which was better than the forecast and prior recording of 27.5%.

JSE closes weaker as European growth concerns resurface

2018-11-23 18:32

Today’s slide was compounded by the release of weaker Purchasing Managers Index data for the Eurozone, which ignited concerns that growth could be slowing within that bloc.

JSE weakens ahead of US interest rate decision

2018-11-08 18:00

JSE-listed heavyweights dragged the All-Share index as profit taking kicked in following the rallies recorded recently.

Rising US Treasury yields continue to supress global stocks

2018-10-08 18:36

The drop on Monday was led by the Chinese mainland benchmark which reopened after a week-long holiday to trade significantly lower. The Shanghai Composite Index eventually closed 4.3% lower while the Hang Seng lost 1.39%.


JSE inches higher as global stocks rise

2019-05-16 18:03

Despite gains being relatively mild, most of the equity indices managed to hang on to these gains to end the day firmer. In Asia the Shanghai Composite Index closed 0.45% firmer while the Hang Seng closed flat after only adding 0.02%.

JSE closes flat as downtrend pauses

2019-05-14 18:26

The minor strength on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange was also aided by a rebound in European counters as well us equity futures which traded mostly firmer on the day despite a weaker trading session earlier in Asia.

Resumption of US-China trade talks lift global stocks

2019-03-29 18:10

Markets were inspired by the resumption of trade talks between the USA and China, with key US negotiators indicating that they were prepared to continue with talks even for the next couple of months.

JSE steam rolls ahead despite concerns over Turkey winners and losers

2019-03-27 18:13

The Turkish government has implemented measures to control trading in the lira in an effort to plug the sell-off in the currency by investors looking to flea to safety ahead of the upcoming elections.

JSE eases as global sentiment remains tentative

2019-02-21 18:00

The ongoing trade talks between the USA and China continue to dominate global market sentiment, and this was more evident today with the release of Manufacturing PMI data from key markets such as Germany, the Eurozone and the USA.

JSE inches higher as Chinese markets reopen

2019-02-11 17:58

Concerns still linger around global economic growth which has resulted in demand for less riskier assets such as bonds and the US dollar surging.

Flat trading session for the JSE as central bank raises rates

2018-11-22 18:27

The central bank decided to hike the repo rate by 25 basis points from 6.50% to 6.75% as the bank sees inflationary pressures for 2019.

JSE shrugs off Asian weakness to close firmer

2018-11-06 07:45

While Asian markets buckled as concerns over trade wars were reignited, in Europe trading was relatively mixed, as the major counters struggled for direction.

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