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Global stock rally lives on amid earnings optimism

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Asian stocks have extended a global rally after corporate results and hopes of US tax reform boosted optimism for global growth.


Naspers rally lifts JSE

Apr 25 2017 18:14

Trading on the local bourse remained positive as the rand weakened 0.65% to R13.9 by the close of the JSE.

International Markets

Nasdaq hits 6 000 for 1st time as US stocks continue rally

Apr 25 2017 16:25

The Nasdaq has climbed above 6 000 points for the first time and the Dow surged following a series of mostly strong earnings from blue-chip companies.

International Markets

US stocks near records, Canadian dollar weakens

Apr 25 2017 16:25

US stocks have risen toward all-time highs as earnings from Caterpillar to McDonald’s bolstered optimism in the economy.


Naspers reaches new all-time high on JSE

Apr 25 2017 13:28

Naspers, by far the biggest share on the JSE, has reached a new all-time high of R2 558.44, lifting the Industrial index to a 0.60% gain by mid-morning.

International Markets

Asian shares gain as global relief offsets China risks

Apr 25 2017 12:19

Asian shares have climbed for a fourth straight day, keeping a global equities rally intact, as investors shrugged off concerns over China’s financial risks.

International Markets

China markets reel as $1.7trn in shadow funds unwind

Apr 25 2017 11:19

A $1.7trn source of inflows into Chinese markets has suddenly switched into reverse, sending stocks to their biggest losses of the year.

International Markets

Global stocks extend rally while yen, gold weaken

Apr 25 2017 09:31

A global rally has picked up speed as Chinese shares steadied after a selloff and North Korean artillery drills did little to ruffle financial markets.

International Markets

Nasdaq hits record close as French vote boosts stocks

Apr 25 2017 06:54

The Nasdaq has surged to a record close as US stocks joined a global rally on French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's strong performance in the first round of voting.


International markets positive following French election

Apr 24 2017 18:19

The JSE caught the wave of positive movements extending across international markets after the French election outcome followed the predicted polls.


Top iron ore forecaster says prices will sink back below $50

Apr 24 2017 17:15

Iron ore is destined to retreat back below $50 a metric tonne next year, according to a top forecaster who warned that weakening prices will encourage the sale of inventories.


SHARE WATCH: Focus on newsworthy JSE-listed firms

Apr 24 2017 17:03

Overberg Asset Management share analyst Kirk Swart looks at notable companies following recent results in this week's five shares to watch.

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