ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

China just tested its 'nuclear option' in the trade war

2019-05-23 19:40

China's 'nuclear option' in the trade war is dumping US Treasurys. It just sold $20 billion of them, its largest offloading in more than two years.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JSE All-share index seen breaking below support area

2019-05-23 16:27

The JSE All-share index is currently breaking below a very important support area as the US-China trade war creates havoc with world stock markets.

Apple's profit will drop by almost 30% if China bans its products, Goldman Sachs estimates

2019-05-23 11:13

An all-out ban on Apple products in China could strip the iPhone giant of $15 billion in profits this year, Goldman Sachs analysts estimate.

US stock futures decline as tech tensions grow

2019-05-22 15:17

US equity futures dropped along with European stocks as investors digested the latest developments in the Sino-American confrontation over technology.

JSE closes softer after muted trading session

2019-05-21 18:19

The JSE traded mostly flat on Tuesday as it struggled for direction following a mixed trading session in Asia.

US stocks climb on Huawei reprieve; bonds mixed

2019-05-21 15:54

US stocks advanced on Tuesday following a mixed session in Asia as the trade-war driven back-and-forth that has dominated markets this month showed few signs of abating.

European stock markets rebound at open

2019-05-21 11:08

European stock markets have rebounded at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.4% at 7 336.97 points.

Stocks plummet as US takes aim at Chinese tech giant

2019-05-20 17:44

US tech giant Google has announced that it would be restricting Huawei's access to its android operating system due to the company being blacklisted.

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 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%.

 

Stock rout deepens as investors flee to safe-haven assets

2019-05-23 18:41

It was a sea of red across market counter indicators on Thursday as equity indices traded weaker from Asia to the US.

Rand, JSE under pressure as investors worry about Huawei reports

2019-05-23 13:55

Reports that Panasonic, Arm, and others cut ties with Huawei are fanning fears of a lengthy trade war.

Local bourse weaker as resources buckle

2019-05-22 18:40

The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday led by moderate losses across most blue-chip stocks.

Trump may reportedly blacklist Chinese surveillance giant Hikvision, showing the trade war is shifting from sweeping tariffs to direct attacks on companies

2019-05-22 14:53

Reports that Trump may ban exports to Hikvision, on the heels of the Huawei drama, highlight the trade war is evolving — and traders are jittery.

European stocks recover, pound falters

2019-05-21 16:26

European stock markets have recovered but concerns about the Huawei row and broader China-US trade war kept investors on edge.

Rand, emerging market currencies on the backfoot amid US-China trade tensions

2019-05-21 12:51

The rand weakened in early trade, before strengthening somewhat, as uncertainty around US-China trade talks dampened demand for emerging markets currencies.

Shock election results pump Aussie shares

2019-05-20 17:50

The Australian stock market closed at its highest level in more than a decade on Monday, on news of a shock election victory for the ruling centre-right government.

Rand to remain under pressure as US-China trade tensions take centre stage

2019-05-20 11:04

The rand regained some ground against the dollar on Monday morning after weakening late last week, but is expected to remain under pressure as trade tensions between the US and China take centre stage.

Deutsche Bank bets on Chilean peso versus the rand

2019-05-17 07:58

It’s a trade you don’t often see: shorting the rand versus Chile’s peso.

SA breaks jinx as bonds dodge emerging-market losses

2019-05-16 16:04

It will take more than a bit of trade tension to derail South Africa’s bonds.

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