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US stocks extend rally as oil nearly $50/barrel

May 25 2016 15:52

Wall Street stocks have opened higher, extending the prior day's rally, as oil prices climbed near $50 a barrel.

International Markets

Global stocks extend rally

May 25 2016 15:19

European stocks have jumped, mirroring gains in Asia, as investors welcomed Greece's debt relief deal, bright German and US economic data.


Oil nears $50 as US inventories fall

May 25 2016 15:10

Oil prices have edged towards $50 a barrel after hitting the highest levels this year on a larger-than-expected drop in US stockpile.


JSE tracks global markets higher

May 25 2016 13:56

World markets have rallied to the highest level in two weeks and JSE investors were willing participants, with financial shares giving the strongest performance.


Asia stocks surge on global rally as oil rebounds

May 25 2016 12:49

Asia stocks have jumped, building on a strong lead from Wall Street and Europe, and as investors adjusted to the prospect of a US rate hike in the near future.


Rand firmer but vulnerable amid downgrade fears

May 25 2016 10:26

The rand has firmed against the dollar on improved risk appetite, but analysts say the unit looked vulnerable to the possibility of a ratings downgrade.


Global stocks rally with won, oil on US optimism

May 25 2016 10:05

Global equities have risen to a two-week high after US housing data spurred optimism the world’s largest economy can withstand higher interest rates.

International Markets

European stocks rise further on US economic optimism

May 25 2016 09:43

European equities have climbed, extending their biggest advance in six weeks, as optimism grew the US economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates.

International Markets

US stocks follow European markets higher

May 24 2016 16:21

Wall Street stocks have opened higher, joining a rally in Europe as bourses in Frankfurt, Paris and London rose by 1% or more.

International Markets

European stocks rebound

May 24 2016 15:40

European stock markets have rebounded, as traders brushed off more warnings linked to Britain's upcoming referendum on EU membership.


Oil drifts lower on stronger dollar

May 24 2016 14:48

Oil have dipped as a stronger US dollar and progress in controlling wildfires in Canada's crude-producing Alberta province dampened prices.

International Markets

Asian stocks extend global losses on oil price drop

May 24 2016 14:15

Asian stock markets have fallen in thin trading as falling oil prices deflated energy shares, while Singapore said it was kicking out a bank linked to Malaysia's 1MDB.

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