Stock markets weaker, pound under pressure

2019-07-17 18:54

Global stock markets have turned weaker after recent record gains in the US while growing concerns about a no-deal Brexit kept the pound under pressure.

Stock markets retreat after run higher

2019-06-12 16:08

Stock markets have mostly retreated after a strong run over several sessions as attention returned to US-China trade tensions, dealers said.

World stocks push higher as US banks shine

2019-04-12 16:07

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic have pushed higher after two major US banks reported earnings ahead of analysts' expectations.

Global stocks mostly rise on US-China trade talks as dollar gains

2019-02-12 09:29

Global stocks have mostly risen as US and Chinese officials in Beijing geared up for crunch trade talks while the dollar gained on the euro for the sixth straight session.

Global markets end week on a strong note

2019-01-25 20:12

World stocks have risen, putting them on course to end a shaky week on a positive note as investors looked ahead to crucial trade talks between China and the United States at the end of the month.

Stocks turn lower as trade worries seep back

2019-01-22 14:30

Stock markets have fallen as profit-takers stepped in following a recent run higher, while a report fuelled worries about the progress of China-US trade talks.

British pound rallies on May's Brexit setback, stocks gain

2019-01-16 12:28

The British pound has rallied after the lower house of parliament overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, while global stocks climbed.

The statistical meaninglessness of year's first day for stocks

2019-01-02 20:08

It’s tempting to assume that as today goes, so goes the year. But history shows that using the year’s first day of stock trading as a premise for an annual view of the market is baseless.

UK, French stocks advance at open on New Year's Eve

2018-12-31 12:13

The British and French stock markets have risen at the open for the final trading day of 2018, but Frankfurt remains shut for the festive break.

Global markets sink as uncertainty reigns

2018-12-05 18:25

European markets have slid on the back of sharp Asian losses and overnight on Wall Street, as concern grew over the US economic outlook.


Stock markets mostly lower awaiting US Fed chief

2019-07-10 14:19

Stock markets have mostly fallen, with investors awaiting key clues on the outlook for US interest rates from Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell.

Stop paying for these mistakes

2019-05-30 09:13

When companies that are thriving take on large, capital-intensive projects, they often fail to deliver. And shareholders pay the price for this. Sasol’s Lake Charles project is a case in point, writes investment expert Simon Brown.

All the reasons to fret about the global economy, in charts

2019-04-02 21:39

The global economy is wobbling in 2019, giving rise to recession fears and forcing the world’s central banks to consider renewed policy easing.

Upbeat global sentiment continues to lift the JSE

2019-02-06 18:10

The JSE advanced on Wednesday as global markets remained upbeat on the back of a corporate earnings releases out of the US.

Markets mixed as dealers battle uncertainty

2019-01-23 15:01

Global markets have diverged as investors grew nervous about the chances of success in China-US trade talks ahead of a crucial meeting next week.

Getting a sense of 2019

2019-01-17 09:36

Investment forecasts for the new year have not necessarily painted a clear picture for investors. Schalk Louw takes a look at some of the common themes that have emerged.

Stocks sink on fresh signs of China slowdown

2019-01-15 09:31

World stocks have slumped to start the week as Chinese trade data renewed fears for global growth.

Stocks slide, yen hits multi-month highs

2019-01-02 14:48

Stock markets have slumped as data reinforced worries about a stuttering Chinese economy, helping haven investments including the yen to rally.

President Trump's stock tweets dwindle as US markets turn ugly

2018-12-06 19:11

Stocks go south and President Donald Trump goes quiet.

US-China trade talks reignite risk appetite

2018-12-04 08:05

Global markets have rallied as they were buoyed by the positive sentiment as a result of the meeting between the China and the US.

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