Stock markets retreat as nervous investors pocket week's gains

2020-03-27 16:35

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic have retreated Friday as investors banked profits from the week's equities rally sparked by massive government and central bank action to bolster an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Stocks remain buoyant as US stimulus bill is passed

2020-03-25 18:01

The rise was linear for all the major indices particularly for US equity benchmarks which whipsawed between gains and losses.

Stocks rally on stimulus hopes

2020-03-24 18:05

With United States Congress inching closer to passing a stimulus bill which could aid the US economy, investors looked to take a bite at riskier assets.

Stocks slip further as they await US Congress decision

2020-03-23 18:09

United States markets did rebound following the announcement of an open-ended quantitative easing which will see the US Fed pump more stimulus into the economy.

Stocks, oil, and bitcoin plunge as US lawmakers fight over coronavirus rescue package

2020-03-23 15:31

"If affairs start to get out of control, the market sell-off will be profoundly uglier than any of the previous crises."

Rand testing R18/$ as global markets flounder

2020-03-23 10:45

The JSE Top 40 also had a tough morning, compounding last week's losses to trade down more than 5%.

European stocks rise, but Wall Street slumps

2020-03-20 21:27

European stock markets pushed higher Friday at the end of another volatile week as the ECB unleashed fresh stimulus to boost the economy as coronavirus grips the continent.

Murray & Roberts: None of our contracts have been cancelled yet because of Covid-19

2020-03-20 15:18

Contractor Murray & Roberts says it is too early to say what impact Covid-19 will have on its current financial year's performance.

WATCH: Boeing leads Wall Street sell-off as corporate damage grows

2020-03-19 15:50

Boeing shares tumbled to a 7-year low after the company sought a $60 billion government lifeline, adding to a global market sell-off as investors fear government efforts to offset the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic won't be enough.

HONEST MONEY | Is it time to panic over your investments?

2020-03-19 06:01

Stock markets are moving around like a child on a jumping castle, says Warren Ingram.


Asia markets mostly up after US senate passes $2 trillion stimulus package

2020-03-26 08:49

Asian markets mostly rose Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief that US senators have finally passed a gargantuan stimulus package for the world's top economy after being delayed by wrangling over details.

WATCH | Around the Market - In times of crisis: The psychology of investor behaviour

2020-03-24 19:17

Founder & Managing Director of Bourse Communications Rod North, Chairman and CIO of Bellwether Partners David Stevens and Founder of Appellon Sue Jauncey discuss the new realities investors face in this time of crisis.

Small business calls for 'bold support' amid devastating virus impact

2020-03-23 19:45

The coronavirus outbreak has had a "widespread" impact on small businesses in South Africa and Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) need urgent assistance on multiple fronts, according to Property Point founder Shawn Theunissen.

Rand could weaken to R19/$ amid fears of global recession

2020-03-23 16:13

The Covid-19 oubreak has triggered a sell-off in markets which have not responded well to stimulus measures by central banks.

RFG - which makes bully beef, jams and seasoning - is cashing in as consumers stock up

2020-03-23 14:51

RFG said that the outbreak had not yet impacted its manufacturing facilities, but it has picked up on increasing buying patterns of long-life products; canned meat, vegetables and baby food.

Coronavirus | 'No material impact' so far, says one of SA's biggest landlords

2020-03-22 07:30

Redefine Properties says its domestic trading has not yet been materially impacted by disaster management regulations in light of Covid-19.

Oil extends gains but stays below $30

2020-03-20 21:25

Oil rose further Friday after a dramatic rebound from multi-year lows but stayed below $30 a barrel on fears the deadly coronavirus will push the world into recession with an oversupply.

JSE wrap: Softer close as Reserve Bank slashes rates

2020-03-19 18:49

The local bourse closed softer on Thursday after another whipsaw session.

Capitec loses another 20% in minutes

2020-03-19 10:10

It is now trading around the R650 level from almost R1 500 towards the end of last year.

WATCH: 'D' word rears head as coronavirus-hit markets brace for recession

2020-03-18 20:51

The coronavirus shockwaves rippling through US stocks are forcing investors to contemplate outcomes more dire than a recession, including several quarters of declining economic activity, a credit crisis or even a depression.

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