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Tokyo stocks close higher, tracking US rallies Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:51:14 +0200

Tokyo stocks have closed higher for a third straight session, taking a positive lead from bullish trade on Wall Street.


Asian markets mostly rise on optimism for trade, stimulus Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:42:31 +0200

Most Asian markets have risen on the back of hopes for central bank and government stimulus measures around the world, while investors were also cheered by further signs of easing tensions in the China-US trade war.


European stocks steady at open Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:36:45 +0200

European stock markets have steadied at the open after recent volatility, with London slightly higher and eurozone indices edging lower.


Markets LIVE: Stocks edge up as trade, economic momentum mulled Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:25:44 +0200

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced after fluctuating earlier. Contracts on three main American equity indexes all struggled for traction after the underlying benchmarks rose on Monday, when the US commerce secretary said the nation will delay restrictions on some operations of China’s Huawei Technologies.


Stocks rise as US says it is making progress with trade talks Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:46:40 +0200

The JSE has gotten off to a firmer start this week as it tracked other global stocks higher, after the US signalled progress in the trade talks with China.


US stocks rise amid stimulus talk, steadying bond yields Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:50:26 +0200

The steadying of the US Treasury market and talk of economic stimulus in Germany and China helped lift Wall Street stocks on Monday.


Stock markets rally on fresh trade talk hopes Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:34:58 +0200

Stock markets have rallied after US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser hailed "positive" trade talks with Chinese negotiators.


Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R15.39/$ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:12:52 +0200

The rand started the day on the backfoot at R15.29. The day's range was expected to be between R15.25 and R15.38.


Oil rises after drone attack on Saudi Arabia disrupts Gulf calm Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:56:57 +0200

Oil rose for a second day after a drone attack on a Saudi Arabian oil field brought geopolitical risks back into focus, and as the prospect of more US-China trade meetings spurred some investor optimism.


Suffering emerging markets look to Fed's Powell to calm frayed nerves Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:47:59 +0200

Investors will be hanging on Jerome Powell's every word this week for clues as to whether the current nervousness gripping emerging markets is justified.


JSE closes flat as it fails to catch rebound wave Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:37:43 +0200

The JSE closed off a difficult trading week by closing flat on Friday as sentiment remains mostly bearish for local stocks


London stock market opens higher after delay Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:01:55 +0200

London's FTSE 100 shares index have rebounded when it finally opened on Friday after a delay caused by an unspecified trading issue.


Asia stocks choppy as trade war fears dominate markets Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:08:52 +0200

Asian markets were jittery Friday as a modest rebound in US equities failed to ease fears over the US-China trade war and its impact on the world economy.


Eurozone stocks rebound; London open delayed Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:50:24 +0200

Eurozone stock markets have recovered at the start of trading, but the opening of London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was delayed owing to a "trading" issue according to its operator.


Tokyo stocks end marginally higher Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:47:36 +0200

Tokyo stocks have closed slightly higher, supported by gains of Chinese shares, but trade was sluggish with investors in a wait-and-see mode ahead of the weekend.


Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R15.23/$ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:08:42 +0200

TreasuryONE said in a note earlier that EM currencies had recovered from their weaker levels.


JSE quickly erases earlier gains to close weaker Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:48:37 +0200

The JSE gave up earlier gains to close softer on Thursday as local sentiment remained largely bearish given weaker local and global economic fundamentals


US stocks open higher, Dow up 0.2% after worst session of year Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:19:09 +0200

Wall Street stocks have opened higher following mixed US economic data, bouncing modestly after the Dow suffered its worst session of the year.


Stocks, dollar slide after Wall Street rout Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:12:48 +0200

Stock markets and the dollar have slid after Wall Street suffered its worst showing this year, as mounting fears of a possible global recession saw investors flee equities for havens such as bonds, the yen and gold.


Tokyo shares close down after Wall Street rout Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:33:04 +0200

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index was down sharply on Thursday after Wall Street shares nosedived on fears for the global economy.


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