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Opec deal hinged on 2am phone call and it failed

Dec 02 2016 08:53

After months of meetings from Doha to Moscow, it was a morning phone call between two of the most powerful men in the global oil industry that finally broke the impasse.

Currencies

Dollar slips as new angst unseats Trump trades

Dec 02 2016 09:33

The Trump rally is running out of steam as fresh concerns over the outlook for the US and stability in Europe weigh on the dollar and global equities.

Markets

Dollar slips with Asian stocks as new angst unseats Trump trades

Dec 02 2016 08:21

The Trump rally is running out of steam as fresh concerns over the outlook for the US and stability in Europe weigh on the dollar and global equities.

Markets

Tokyo stocks down at break with eyes on US data

Dec 02 2016 07:47

Tokyo stocks have fallen as investors grew cautious ahead of US jobs data and a weekend Italian referendum, with the benchmark index slipping off a 2016 high.

Markets

Asian markets slip as investors take step back

Dec 02 2016 07:40

Asian stocks turned negative Friday and oil prices retreated along with the dollar as investors took a step back from a recent rally, while caution set in ahead of a crunch referendum in Italy at the weekend.

Markets

Oil prices jump as European stocks stumble

Dec 02 2016 07:30

Oil prices have risen, building on a surge triggered by Opec's output-cutting deal, while European stock markets retreated as attention switched to worries over Italy's referendum.

Markets

Dow ends at fresh record, Nasdaq tumbles 1.4%

Dec 02 2016 07:35

Strong gains by banking and industrial equities have propelled the Dow to a fresh record, but an acceleration of the tech sell-off pushed the Nasdaq sharply lower.

 
Currencies

Dollar slips before jobs data as oil trades near $50

Dec 01 2016 12:10

Financial markets have started the month on an uncertain footing after a dramatic November, with the dollar retreating from a nine-month high.

Bonds

R24 trillion lost as global bonds suffer worst monthly meltdown

Dec 01 2016 07:47

The 30-year-old bull market in bonds looks to be ending with a bang in month that also saw world equity markets’ capitalisation climb R8.9trn.

Commodities

Opec confounds skeptics, agrees to first oil cuts in 8 years

Dec 01 2016 06:52

Opec has confounded its doubters and sent crude oil prices soaring by agreeing to its first production cuts in eight years

Equities

Strong gains in industrials boost JSE

Nov 30 2016 12:56

A sharp drop in commodity prices in China has held the big resources shares back, but the JSE's major indices were however supported by strong gains in the Industrial index.

Commodities

Opec decision day rouses new optimism

Nov 30 2016 11:35

After weeks of often tense negotiations, Opec ministers are meeting in Vienna on Wednesday to try and salvage a deal to cut oil production and prop up global prices.

International Markets

Chinese shares pare monthly advance

Nov 30 2016 09:03

Chinese stocks have headed for their biggest drop in more than a month, as a technical indicator suggested the mainland market is overheating.

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