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What a difference a year makes - upbeat rand the top-performing emerging market currency Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:47:37 +0000

The rand has been the best performing emerging market currency on a year-on-year basis and since the start of the year, says an economist.


Stock retreat as Covid fears advance Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:23:30 +0000

Stock markets slid Tuesday, with Wall Street continuing to retreat from record highs and Japan fearing a renewed Covid-19 surge.


Wall Street continues sell-off at open, Dow -0.4% Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:26:09 +0000

US stocks opened lower on Tuesday, as traders continued to cash out of the recent rally and worry that the market has hit its peak.


Tokyo's Nikkei closes down nearly 2% Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:44:12 +0000

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index closed down nearly two percent Tuesday, weighed down by falls on Wall Street and concerns about rising virus cases in Japan.


Asian markets fall after overnight Wall Street retreat Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:55:42 +0000

Tokyo led a sell-off in Asian markets on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back from record levels in overnight trade and with Japan fearing a renewed Covid-19 surge.


Hong Kong stocks close slightly higher Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:49:46 +0000

Hong Kong stocks finished slightly higher Tuesday after Wall Street equities pulled back from record levels overnight.


European stocks fall at open Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:46:47 +0000

European stock markets mostly fell at the start of trading on Tuesday following declines on Wall Street and Asia overnight.


Emerging-market bulls brace for Treasury relapse after rally Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:44:38 +0000

Goldman Sachs says the risk that have weighed on EM FX in 2021 are likely to continue to generate volatility and create opportunities.


Asian equities higher on US recovery hopes Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:11:32 +0000

Asian markets rose on Monday after recovery hopes for the coronavirus-battered US economy fuelled another round of record highs on Wall Street to close last week's trade.


European stock markets climb at open Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:07:03 +0000

Europe's main stock markets advanced slightly at the start of trading on Monday following a flat showing in Tokyo, with bitcoin in focus after falling sharply at the weekend.


Tokyo stocks close flat Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:04:51 +0000

Tokyo stocks closed flat on Monday as concerns over the spread of coronavirus variants offset buying sentiment backed by gains in the tech sector.


Hong Kong stocks higher at lunch Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:12:50 +0000

Hong Kong equities were higher in Monday morning trade after new record highs for Wall Street prompted by optimism over US economic growth.


Stocks climb after record China growth Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:34:34 +0000

Stock markets rose around the world on Friday as strong economic data out of China fuelled optimism over the global economic recovery.


Dow ends over 34 000 for 1st time on good bank earnings, data Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:19:50 +0000

Wall Street stocks shot to fresh records on Thursday following blowout earnings from large banks and strong US labor and retail sales data.


Asian markets rise after record China growth, Wall St surge Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:12:17 +0000

Asian markets rose Friday as record Chinese economic growth reaffirmed the country's strong recovery, while traders tracked a Wall Street surge fuelled by blockbuster reports on US consumer spending and jobless claims.


Hong Kong shares close with big gains Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:07:47 +0000

Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai ended the week on a strong note Friday, after data showed China's vast economy expanded at a record pace in the first quarter of the year.


European stock markets climb at open Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:22:53 +0000

European stock markets rose slightly at the open Friday, as strong economic data out of China fuelled optimism over the global economic recovery.


European stock markets climb at open Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:49:41 +0000

European stock markets rose at the start of trading on Thursday with the earnings season in full flow.


Tokyo stocks close higher with eyes on virus cases Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:44:01 +0000

Tokyo stocks closed slightly higher on Thursday in cautious trade as fears mount over rising coronavirus infections in Japan.


Asian markets mixed as traders stuggle to build on rally Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:36:07 +0000

Markets were mixed in Asia on Thursday as investors put the brakes on a recent rally that has some worried valuations may have run a little too high.


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