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Markets play 'Omicron tennis', rand back below R16/$ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:45:47 +0000

Asian markets were mixed Thursday and oil edged up with traders still trying to claw back their latest Omicron-induced losses but still full of uncertainty after Wall Street suffered a late plunge in response to the United States reporting its first


Rand rallies, markets rebound after Omicron turmoil Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:26:07 +0000

Global stock markets rebounded Wednesday and oil prices surged following Omicron-driven losses and on the eve of a key output meeting of OPEC and its allies.


Rand back below R16/$, but global markets and oil slump on Omicron vaccine warning Tue, 30 Nov 2021 19:37:47 +0000

World stocks and oil prices slid Tuesday after Moderna warned current vaccines might be less effective at fending off the Omicron variant, and eurozone inflation spiked to a record high.


Markets hit by Moderna vaccine warning over Omicron Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:43:27 +0000

Equities and oil sank again Tuesday after the head of Moderna warned current coronavirus vaccines might be less effective at fending off the Omicron variant, fuelling fears that countries could be forced back into economically painful lockdowns.


Stocks, oil prices rebound from Omicron rout Mon, 29 Nov 2021 14:23:50 +0000

The JSE's All Share index gained 1.4% in early afternoon, while the rand strengthened to R16.18/$, from R16.33 on Friday.


Markets face weeks of uncertainty in wait for Omicron answers Sun, 28 Nov 2021 16:09:01 +0000

The fate of global markets now depends at least in part on laboratories around the world probing the omicron Covid-19 strain, potentially leaving investors with weeks of uncertainty in the wait for answers.


Rand, global markets tank as new virus variant sparks panic Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:06:43 +0000

"The one bull in the china shop that could truly derail the global recovery has always been a new strain of Covid-19 that swept the world," a trader said.


Global stocks mostly rise after strong US data Thu, 25 Nov 2021 20:06:54 +0000

Leading stock markets mostly rose on Thursday following data confirming a strong US economic recovery.


Stocks diverge on Powell nomination, Europe Covid fears Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:19:56 +0000

US equities rose Monday as Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell was renominated for another term, but other stock markets wobbled as investors fretted over inflation and possible new pandemic lockdowns in Europe.


Oil price slumps amid concerns over new Covid lockdowns Fri, 19 Nov 2021 17:43:54 +0000

US and European stock markets fell Friday and the euro slumped as Austria announced a new strict lockdown to try to curb surging Covid cases, triggering heavy losses for oil prices.


Rand slumps to new low this year after central bank’s dovish hike Thu, 18 Nov 2021 17:26:18 +0000

An interest-rate increase by South Africa’s central bank provided little support for the rand, which fell to its weakest levels this year.


Eurozone stocks scale record peaks as ECB sits tight on rates Thu, 18 Nov 2021 14:54:29 +0000

French and German stock markets hit record peaks Thursday with the euro weakened by dimmed expectations of an ECB rate hike despite soaring inflation, while London extended losses.


Global stocks rise in week dominated by inflation fears Sun, 14 Nov 2021 13:01:22 +0000

Global stock markets mostly climbed on Friday - a positive end to a week in which the threat of inflation spooked investors, but not enough to scuttle the rally.


Cracks appear in world's biggest bond market as Fed pulls back Mon, 15 Nov 2021 07:51:05 +0000

Regulators of the US Treasury market will meet this week to consider ways to improve market functioning and resilience.


Kremlin vows no cut in gas supplies to EU despite Belarus threat Fri, 12 Nov 2021 18:00:10 +0000

Russia said Friday it will continue supplying gas to Europe after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to cut off deliveries in response to possible sanctions over a migrant crisis on the Belarus-Poland border.


From Squid coin to memes, the 'Wild West' of crypto Wed, 10 Nov 2021 08:00:24 +0000

From a dodgy digital currency inspired by Netflix hit "Squid Game" to highly-volatile dog-themed coins, the cryptocurrency sector has become riskier than ever as it soars in value.


Elon Musk’s brother sold R1.6 billion in Tesla stock ahead of poll Tue, 09 Nov 2021 20:30:11 +0000

Kimbal Musk sold Tesla shares a day before his brother, CEO Elon Musk, launched his now infamous Twitter poll.


Crypto market value tops R45 trillion for the first time Mon, 08 Nov 2021 17:00:37 +0000

The world cryptocurrency market is worth more than $3 trillion (R45 trillion) for the first time, according to calculations on Monday, as mainstream investors increasingly jump on board.


Saudi stock exchange to make trading debut in December Sun, 07 Nov 2021 15:01:11 +0000

Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is due to make its trading debut next month after starting the process to sell a 30% stake in an initial public offering, according to its chief executive officer.


Dubai wants private and family-owned businesses to list on its stock market Sun, 07 Nov 2021 09:08:35 +0000

In the past week, Dubai has made a series of moves designed to attract listings to the city and catch up with regional rivals that have drawn billions of dollars over the past year.


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