Pound rallies as UK jobs data add support amid dollar weakness

5 minutes ago

The pound has rallied to a fresh post-Brexit high as UK labour-market data came in stronger than economists estimated, with employment rising and wage growth edging up.

Rand breaks below R12/$ for the first time since 2015

2018-01-24 11:38

The rand has strengthened to R11.94 to the greenback, mainly driven by dollar weakness.

Hong Kong shares retreat in morning on profit-taking

2018-01-24 09:18

Hong Kong stocks have ended the morning slightly lower after hitting a series of records over the past week, with investors cashing in profits.

Davos bank CEOs worried markets are complacent like 2006

2018-01-23 20:14

Global finance executives have warned of parallels between today’s soaring stock markets and the froth of the pre-crisis years as they say investors could be wrong-footed by central banks raising interest rates.

Bonds climb as stock rally loses steam, oil rises

2018-01-23 14:05

Government bonds have advanced as the Bank of Japan signalled it will maintain its current stimulus, while European stocks erased a gain.

Asia markets rally extends as earnings season approaches

2018-01-23 09:15

Tokyo and Hong Kong have led another rally across Asian markets, extending a global advance at the start of 2018 with traders optimistic heading into the earnings season.

Global stock markets diverge amid US government shutdown

2018-01-22 17:56

Global stock markets have diverged as investors stuck to the sidelines in face of the US government shutdown.

Hong Kong rally drives share sale boom in best week since 2015

2018-01-22 11:28

Hong Kong’s market rally is benefiting developers to drugmakers, which rushed to sell stock in the biggest week for follow-on equity offerings in more than two years.

Stocks mixed, dollar steady as shutdown continues

2018-01-22 11:13

Asian equities have traded mixed, while the dollar and Treasuries halted a recent selloff as investors assessed the impact of the US federal government shutdown.

Oil halts rally as IEA warns US production surge looming

2018-01-19 13:06

Oil has slipped as the International Energy Agency became the latest to warn of a jump in US production.


Iron ore tumbles back toward $60s as bears sharpen their claws

48 minutes ago

Iron ore’s in the firing line. Futures have sunk by the most this year as steelmakers in China face a decline in profitability switch back to using more lower-grade material.

Stocks mixed, dollar drops as yen rises past ¥110/$

2018-01-24 09:26

Asia’s blazing stock rally has taken a pause as investors took stock of the best start to a year for the region since 2006.

Most Asian markets suffer losses as rally peters out

2018-01-24 09:15

Most Asian markets have suffered rare losses as investors took a breather from a rally that has sent Hong Kong to record highs and Tokyo to levels not seen in more 25 years.

JSE climbs along with positive global markets

2018-01-23 18:58

The JSE continued its climb on Tuesday, aligned with positive global markets.

Hong Kong shares jump to new record in morning

2018-01-23 09:17

Shares have surged more than 1% in Hong Kong, ending the morning at fresh records, as global traders press on with a rally fuelled by optimism about corporate earnings.

Bullish financial sector continues to drive market

2018-01-22 19:08

The JSE closed firmer on Monday as a bullish financial sector continues to drive the market.

Rand flirts with R12/$ on new Eskom board, Zuma exit talk

2018-01-22 12:07

The rand has strengthened more than 1% as the market digested news of the new Eskom board and reports that the ANC’s Top 6 are discussing the exit of President Jacob Zuma.

Oil rebounds as output-cut leaders pledge continuation of deal

2018-01-22 11:21

Brent oil has advanced after its first weekly slump since mid-December as Saudi Arabia and Russia pledged supply cuts will continue.

JSE flat as listed property stocks remain under pressure

2018-01-19 18:10

The JSE closed flat on Friday after a mixed session where the index failed to get a clear direction.

US stocks, dollar drop amid worries over government shutdown

2018-01-19 07:22

Wall Street stocks have pulled back from records and the dollar fell as anxiety over a possible US government shutdown weighed on investor sentiment.

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