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US, European stocks rise ahead of Fed announcement

2017-12-13 07:47

Equities have risen Wall Street and on major European bourses, with US indices finishing at records again, as Congress made progress on the tax cut plan and amid expectations for higher interest rates.

Stocks fall as rally curtailed, yen is top gainer

2017-11-27 10:15

A rally that have carried stocks to record highs petered out and the dollar was little changed as investors turned their attention to US tax reform ahead of a busy week with data on the health of the world’s biggest economies.

European and US stocks slide

2017-11-19 10:12

Wall Street stocks joined European equity markets in retreating, along with the dollar, as Washington braced for a bruising political battle in the US Senate over tax cuts.

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end at records after strong tech earnings

2017-10-30 07:41

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 have powered to fresh records following blowout earnings from Amazon and other tech giants and a bullish update from Apple on its latest smartphone.

Stocks, euro steady as earnings, ECB in focus

2017-10-26 11:11

European shares have treaded water, while the dollar and euro held steady as investors awaited a policy meeting from the ECB in which it is expected to announce a reduction in monetary stimulus.

Stocks in Asia rise, dollar slips on Fed concerns

2017-10-12 07:54

Asian equities have advanced after US stocks hit record highs, while the dollar maintained losses after minutes of last month’s Fed meeting showed several policy makers were cautious about raising interest rates again this year.

Strong data lift US stocks to fresh records again

2017-10-05 07:45

Wall Street stocks have edged higher following strong US services-sector data, as all three major equity indices finished at all-time peaks for the third day running.

S&P 500 edges to record as markets eye Trump tax plan

2017-09-29 07:10

US stocks have finished slightly higher, with the S&P 500 edging to a new record, as initial euphoria about President Donald Trump's tax plan began to ebb.

$2.5bn placement of new notes shows intl investor confidence in SA - Treasury

2017-09-21 06:00

SA's successful placement of $2.5bn (R33bn) in new notes in international capital markets reflects investor confidence in the country, says National Treasury.

London stocks slump as pound gains on latest rate hike hint

2017-09-17 10:19

The London stock market edged lower as investors shrugged off news of a bomb attack in the British capital and instead took their cue from the surging pound.

 

Stocks advance on growth optimism, dollar drops

2017-12-11 10:23

Stocks have advanced, though volumes were subdued, after US labour market figures lifted optimism on global growth, propelling Wall Street to fresh record highs. The dollar declined.

US stocks retreat as tax debate enters 'hard part'

2017-11-19 10:15

Wall Street stocks pulled back amid skepticism over the prospects for a US tax cut, as Apple dipped after delaying the release of its anticipated HomePod speaker programme.

Stocks mixed as euro gains, oil hits 6-month high

2017-10-30 11:21

Stocks in Europe have been mixed and the euro gained as investors await the next development in Spain’s Catalan crisis.

Stocks extend gain with dollar on profit, US tax

2017-10-27 07:54

Stocks in most Asian markets have followed gains in US equities, the dollar climbed to a three-month high as earnings and congressional action on tax reform boosted growth outlook.

Stocks stall, dollar maintains gains, metals drop

2017-10-25 09:12

Stocks have stalled at recent highs, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average snapping a record run of gains as the earnings season unfolded.

US jobs data knock stocks off record pedestal

2017-10-06 20:08

US stocks slid off record highs after data showed US payrolls contracted for the first time in seven years last month.

Dow, S&P, Nasdaq end at record highs, auto, airline shares jump

2017-10-04 07:27

Airline and automotive equities have been among the big gainers as all three major US stock indices finished at records for the second straight session.

Germany's stock market climbs after vote surprise, euro drops

2017-09-25 13:24

Germany's stock market has risen, as traders brushed off inroads made by the country's hard-right opposition party in national elections.

Dow, S&P end at new records

2017-09-17 10:22

New York stock markets have ended the week on an upbeat note, with new records for the Dow and S&P, brushing off another North Korea missile launch and weak data.

Massive boost for rand on poor US jobs data

2017-09-01 14:44

The rand has gained over 1% against the dollar, after the US announced it added fewer employees than expected in August.

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