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International Markets

US stocks rise as Yellen warns on US economy

Feb 10 2016 20:13

Wall Street stocks have risen as congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen highlighted the risks to US growth from economic turmoil overseas.


Stronger rand supports bank stocks on JSE

Feb 10 2016 15:56

Stock prices in South African banks have followed their European counterparts higher as concerns about the health of banks hammered shares globally.


Gold hits a wall with first slide in a month

Feb 10 2016 14:03

Gold’s rally is stumbling as demand slows during China’s Lunar New Year and analysts say prices have run up too quickly.

International Markets

Banks lead European stock gains as oil rises

Feb 10 2016 13:50

Concern over the creditworthiness of European banks and oil’s decline have sent equities reeling, ensuring investors will focus on Fed Reserve chair’s testimony.

International Markets

European stocks attempt recovery after sell-off

Feb 10 2016 11:56

European stock markets have rebounded slightly at the start of trading, one day after a fierce sell-off on fears of another global recession.


Dollar bulls await Yellen, Citigroup sees pessimism

Feb 10 2016 10:14

The dollar, the darling of currency investors last year, has been caught up in the turmoil sweeping across financial markets.


Rand claws back some lost ground

Feb 10 2016 09:25

The rand has recovered, with the dollar weakening as the global panic weighing on markets at the start of the week eased slightly.


Yen surges as global market rout extends

Feb 10 2016 09:05

The Japanese yen has extended gains against the dollar and the euro as nervous investors fled to safe investments with equity markets plunging.


Oil price gains capped by IEA gloom

Feb 09 2016 15:29

Oil has rebounded slightly from the previous day's sharp selloff, but gains were capped by a gloomy market assessment from the IEA energy watchdog.


China worries spook JSE investors

Feb 09 2016 14:24

Concern about the global economy, and particularly the Chinese economy, has been the main theme on world markets and the JSE.

International Markets

European stock markets steady at open after rout

Feb 09 2016 10:46

European stock markets have steadied at the start of trading after sharp falls the previous session on banking sector worries.


Rand weakens as investors flee risk

Feb 09 2016 10:19

The rand has weakened, caught in the global sell-off with investors rushing to safe-haven assets as fears of a global economic slowdown weighed.

International Markets

Global stock rout extends to Japan, credit risk climbs

Feb 09 2016 09:29

The global stocks rout has intensified with equities in Tokyo sliding the most since August and index futures indicating US stocks will add to declines.


Yen jumps to 2014 high as Japan 10-year yield drop

Feb 09 2016 09:15

The yen has strengthened past ¥115/$ for the first time in more than a year and Japan’s benchmark 10-year yield fell in an unprecedented decline below zero.

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