Asian markets build on trade optimism, pound faces pressure

2018-12-13 15:12

Asian markets have enjoyed more gains as investors are cheered by the more conciliatory noises from China and the US on trade.

Tokyo shares end higher on hopes for US-China trade ties

2018-12-13 09:19

Tokyo stocks have ended higher as worries over a US-China trade war receded.

JSE firmer as global stocks remain optimistic on US-China trade deal

2018-12-12 18:05

The JSE closed firmer as it tracked other global equity benchmarks higher, mainly on the back of positive comments on trade from US President Donald Trump.

European stocks rise despite UK political turmoil

2018-12-12 12:24

European stocks rose after news that British Prime Minister Theresa May will later face a no-confidence vote over her handling of Brexit negotiations.

Pound keeps falling on Brexit quagmire; global stocks mixed

2018-12-12 08:09

The British pound fell again due to mounting uncertainty over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, while European bourses advanced amid bargain-hunting.

Moderate gains for stocks as China looks to cut tariffs

2018-12-11 20:02

The JSE has closed firmer on the back of a mild rebound in global stocks as news broke out about the possibility of a tariff cut on US goods from China.

European stocks, pound rebound

2018-12-11 14:33

European stock markets and the pound have rebounded as British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to rescue the UK's Brexit deal.

Tokyo stocks close lower

2018-12-11 10:51

Tokyo shares have closed lower as uncertainty caused by factors including Brexit and trade tensions weighed on the market, wiping out early gains.

Tech leads US stocks to higher close after volatile session

2018-12-11 10:40

Wall Street stocks have finished higher after a topsy-turvy session that saw shares fall on worries about Brexit and trade wars before a resurgence in technology lifted markets.

Tokyo stocks open lower on trade war fears

2018-12-10 07:23

Tokyo stocks opened sharply lower on Monday, taking a negative lead from New York where unease over the US-China trade war prompted a fresh sell-off late last week.


European stocks steady with ECB set to end stimulus

2018-12-13 15:04

Europe's major stock markets have flatlined with the European Central Bank on the cusp of withdrawing its emergency crisis-fighting economic stimulus.

Why the JSE might be back in favour soon

2018-12-13 09:18

US markets have seen a lot of positive action, while our local market has been struggling. However, over the next five years the action and returns are more likely to be in our local market.

Pound rallies as UK PM May seen surviving confidence challenge

2018-12-12 16:00

The pound headed for the biggest gain in a month on increased confidence UK Prime Minister Theresa May will survive a leadership challenge, amid reports that she had the backing of a majority of Conservative Party Parliament members.

Tokyo stocks close up as trade war fears ease

2018-12-12 09:43

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as fears about the US-China trade war eased following the release on bail of a Huawei executive.

Tokyo stocks open higher on cheaper yen

2018-12-12 08:03

Tokyo stocks opened higher helped by a cheaper yen and a rebound in European bourses after two days of declines amid lingering concerns over trade conflicts.

After an ugly year, SA stocks may be set to rally

2018-12-11 19:26

It’s been a rough year for South African stocks, but signals are emerging that they’re set for a rebound in 2019.

Oil rises as supplies seen reduced by OPEC, Libya field halt

2018-12-11 14:28

Oil has risen on renewed optimism that production cuts announced by the OPEC+ coalition will rebalance the market.

Asian markets mixed, pound stuck around 20-month low

2018-12-11 10:44

Asian equities have been mixed as investor attempts to track gains in New York are weighed by a perfect storm of issues that have hammered global markets.

JSE weaker as stocks crumble amidst global economic growth concerns

2018-12-10 18:35

Sentiment remained fragile as concerns over weak Chinese and US economic data signaled a possible slowdown in the two of the world’s biggest economies.

JSE holds on to gains as in tentative trading

2018-12-07 17:57

The JSE has rebounded following consecutive sessions of losses due to negative global sentiment.

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