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JSE advances as retailers and financials maintain momentum Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:00:30 +0200

The JSE advanced with blue-chips trading mostly in positive territory as retailers and financials continued to move the local bourse higher.


Rand claws back after rates, GDP thump Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:24:20 +0200

The rand had weakened by more than 2% against the dollar on Thursday due to a combination of dollar gains, emerging market currency weakness, and lower GDP growth projections.


Hong Kong shares close higher Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:31:02 +0200

Hong Kong stocks have closed higher, with Chinese shares ending above water for the first time this week as the weak yuan currency defied US President Trump's attack on a strong dollar.


European stock markets mixed at open Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:26:12 +0200

Europe's main stock markets have diverged at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.1% at 7 687.86 points.


US stocks fall as some company earnings disappoint Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:45:30 +0200

Wall Street stocks have fallen following a mixed round of earnings, with investors battering companies that posted disappointing results.


Asia markets fall after Trump criticises Fed rate hikes Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:33:15 +0200

Asian markets mostly tumbled, tracking a fall on Wall Street after US President Donald Trump criticised the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes amid lingering fears about a global trade war.


Tokyo stocks open lower on stronger yen Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:42:41 +0200

Tokyo stocks opened lower extending falls on Wall Street as the yen firmed against the dollar after the US president's comments on the Fed's rate policy.


Stock markets mostly drop as trade war fears deepen Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:15:03 +0200

Stock markets mostly fell Thursday, as fears intensified over the escalating global trade war, analysts said.


US stocks fall on disappointing earnings Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:22:29 +0200

Wall Street stocks have fallen early, with several companies tumbling after earnings, while Comcast shares surged after the company bowed out of a bidding war with Disney for Fox media assets.


JSE closes firmer as Reserve Bank keeps rates unchanged Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:30:02 +0200

The JSE closed marginally firmer on Thursday after another mixed trading session.


Stock markets mostly drop, pound extends losses Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:45:36 +0200

Stock markets have mostly fallen, as the US Federal Reserve chief's upbeat assessment of the economy failed to allay concerns about a global trade war.


European stock markets steady at open Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:29:47 +0200

Europe's main stock markets have steadied at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.2% at 7 665.14 points.


Oil trades below $69 as investors weigh mixed inventories report Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:24:33 +0200

Oil has traded below $69 a barrel as investors tried to gauge demand growth in the world’s biggest economy following conflicting data on US stockpiles.


Hong Kong shares flat at break Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:43:50 +0200

Hong Kong stocks ended morning session flat, as the US Federal Reserve chief's upbeat assessment of the economy failed to ease fears of a global trade war.


Tokyo stocks open higher after US gains Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:38:03 +0200

Tokyo stocks opened higher, extending a winning streak as risk appetite grows on investor confidence in the US economy.


Asia stocks mostly gain despite trade war fears Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:30:11 +0200

Asian markets largely advanced, with investor confidence rising as the US Federal Reserve chief offered an upbeat assessment of the economy despite concerns about a global trade war.


JSE closes firmer after flat trading session Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:01 +0200

The JSE closed firmer on Wednesday after a relatively muted trading session.


Stock markets rise on US confidence boost Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:55:43 +0200

Stock markets have largely risen, tracking an overnight Wall Street rally after the Federal Reserve chief expressed confidence in the US economy despite global trade war fears.


Asian markets rise after Fed chief boosts US confidence Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:48:32 +0200

Asian markets have largely risen, tracking a Wall Street rally after the Federal Reserve chief expressed confidence in the US economy despite fears of a global trade war.


Rand steady following release of CPI data Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:38:35 +0200

CPI ticked up from 4.4% in May to 4.6% in June, which was slightly under the 4.8% expected by economists.


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