ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

Stocks mixed as rally stalls; yen declines

2019-01-23 09:34

Asian stocks traded mixed Wednesday as traders juggled continuing doubts about the prospects for progress on trade with signs of China stimulus and moves to end the US government shutdown.

Asian markets swing as dealers battle uncertainty

2019-01-23 06:50

Asian markets fluctuated Wednesday following a negative lead from Wall Street as investors grow nervous about the chances of success in China-US trade talks.

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.

Did the Fed really blink?

2019-01-22 09:48

The US Federal Reserve’s decision to hike interest rates at the end of last year was met with negative reaction. With markets requiring reassurances that it will not hike rates further, all eyes are on the central bank’s strategy.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.89/$

2019-01-22 08:00

Emerging currencies are expected to take strain this week; Investec bumps Sibanye shareholding above 5%.

Poor earnings season may not stop a market rally, JPMorgan says

2019-01-21 13:35

The coming earnings season is likely to be ugly, but that may not be taken badly by an equity market that’s already anticipating negative news, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Currency ghosts fade as emerging-market central banks stand pat

2019-01-21 08:25

South Korea and Malaysia may provide further evidence this week that emerging-market central banks have successfully vanquished the currency crises of 2018.

Asian markets post fresh gains, China growth slows to 28-year low

2019-01-21 07:08

Asian markets on Monday built on last week's rally as investors cheered a report that China had offered to eliminate its massive trade surplus with the US.

Oil set for longest weekly rally since October on OPEC's curbs

2019-01-18 11:04

Oil headed for its longest weekly rally in three months on easing concern over whether the OPEC+ coalition will follow through on its pledge to slash production.

Stocks rise as trade optimism adds fuel to rally

2019-01-18 09:45

Stocks in Asia gained Friday, building on the recent rally in risk assets, amid optimism for progress in US-China trade talks.

 

Markets LIVE: Rand holds steady on December inflation

2019-01-23 07:57

The rand held steady at R13.92/$ following the release of December inflation figures, which was at 4.5% - in line with market expectations.

Gloomy IMF global outlook dampens the JSE

2019-01-22 19:34

The JSE has closed softer along with other major global indices as pessimism engulfed the markets after the IMF trimmed its global growth forecasts.

Asia stocks flavour of the day: Davos with hint of growth worries

2019-01-22 11:58

Tuesday marked the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where global leaders meet to discuss issues ranging from growth concerns to politics – subjects that have been of particular interest to investors lately.

Asia stocks, US futures slip; treasuries climb

2019-01-22 09:03

Asian stocks and US futures dropped Tuesday as investors mulled the latest batch of headlines on global growth and trade.

Rand hedges lift the JSE

2019-01-21 19:09

The JSE has managed to close firmer mainly on the back of rand hedge stocks which advanced due to a softer rand.

Stocks mixed as investors digest latest on trade

2019-01-21 11:08

European stocks and US equity futures dipped Monday while Asian markets posted modest gains as investors assessed a mixed bag of headlines on the economy and trade.

Markets WRAP: Rand ends day level at R13.85/$

2019-01-21 08:00

The local currency traded within a fairly tight band on Monday.

Volatility hedge funds hit by market woes in all directions

2019-01-18 11:51

Some of the nimblest hedge-funds that trade volatility are hoping history doesn’t repeat after suffering their worst year in over a decade.

European stocks rebound at open

2019-01-18 10:31

European stocks have rebounded at the open, buoyed by hopes of a breakthrough in the US-China trade war, which already lifted markets overnight in Asia and on Wall Street.

Tokyo stocks open higher on US-China trade rumours

2019-01-18 09:19

Tokyo stocks have opened higher, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors took heart from a report the US could lift trade tariffs on China.

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