Stock markets play waiting game before Fed chief speech

2019-08-22 18:15

Global stock markets have softened as investors avoided risk on the eve of a speech by Federal Reserve head Jerome Powell, hotly anticipated for clues on the interest rate outlook.

Weaker retail sector sentiment dominates JSE trend

2019-08-22 17:44

The local bourse has retreated on the back of broad-based losses across all the major local indices.

European equities rally despite Italy woes

2019-08-21 15:27

European stock markets have rebounded as dealers shrugged off tense political turmoil in Italy.

Asian markets drop as traders await Powell speech

2019-08-21 15:20

Equities have stuttered in Asia as investors took a step back after recent gains, with focus now turning to a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the week.

Asian markets mostly rise on optimism for trade, stimulus

2019-08-20 14:42

Most Asian markets have risen on the back of hopes for central bank and government stimulus measures around the world, while investors were also cheered by further signs of easing tensions in the China-US trade war.

Stocks rise as US says it is making progress with trade talks

2019-08-19 17:46

The JSE has gotten off to a firmer start this week as it tracked other global stocks higher, after the US signalled progress in the trade talks with China.

Stock markets rally on fresh trade talk hopes

2019-08-19 16:34

Stock markets have rallied after US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser hailed "positive" trade talks with Chinese negotiators.

London stock market opens higher after delay

2019-08-16 12:01

London's FTSE 100 shares index have rebounded when it finally opened on Friday after a delay caused by an unspecified trading issue.

Eurozone stocks rebound; London open delayed

2019-08-16 09:50

Eurozone stock markets have recovered at the start of trading, but the opening of London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was delayed owing to a "trading" issue according to its operator.

US stocks open higher, Dow up 0.2% after worst session of year

2019-08-15 16:19

Wall Street stocks have opened higher following mixed US economic data, bouncing modestly after the Dow suffered its worst session of the year.


US stocks go negative on growth fears

2019-08-22 18:12

Wall Street stocks have tripped into the red as worries about global growth resurfaced following lacklustre US and European data.

JSE firmer as SA inflation slows

2019-08-21 17:45

The JSE has advanced primarily on the back of solid gains on the financials index which were bolstered by the firmer rand.

Hong Kong stocks finish on positive note

2019-08-21 15:22

Hong Kong shares have closed higher, having swung back and forth through the day, with traders turning their focus to an upcoming speech by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell later in the week.

Retailers struggle as JSE closes weaker

2019-08-20 17:41

The JSE has closed softer as a broad-based selloff saw most global equity markets retreat on Tuesday.

European stocks steady at open

2019-08-20 14:36

European stock markets have steadied at the open after recent volatility, with London slightly higher and eurozone indices edging lower.

US stocks rise amid stimulus talk, steadying bond yields

2019-08-19 16:50

The steadying of the US Treasury market and talk of economic stimulus in Germany and China helped lift Wall Street stocks on Monday.

Steinhoff has just hit a new record low – it has now lost 99% of its value. These are the odds it will survive, according to a fund manager

2019-08-19 16:01

The main investor concern is whether it can outlive the many legal claims coming its way.

Asia stocks choppy as trade war fears dominate markets

2019-08-16 10:08

Asian markets were jittery Friday as a modest rebound in US equities failed to ease fears over the US-China trade war and its impact on the world economy.

Tokyo stocks end marginally higher

2019-08-16 09:47

Tokyo stocks have closed slightly higher, supported by gains of Chinese shares, but trade was sluggish with investors in a wait-and-see mode ahead of the weekend.

Stocks, dollar slide after Wall Street rout

2019-08-15 14:12

Stock markets and the dollar have slid after Wall Street suffered its worst showing this year, as mounting fears of a possible global recession saw investors flee equities for havens such as bonds, the yen and gold.

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