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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.


JSE rises despite emerging market downtrend

May 24 2016 13:01

Most major indices on the local market have moved higher again, despite various factors which should have forced share prices lower.


Dollar rally gathers pace, commodities drop on Fed

May 24 2016 12:24

The dollar has rallied and crude oil fell with gold as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as early as next month.

International Markets

Chinese stocks fall for first time in three days

May 24 2016 10:23

China’s stocks have fallen for the first time in three days, led by commodity producers, amid speculation raw-material prices will extend declines.

International Markets

European shares drop as Fed hike chances weigh

May 24 2016 10:16

European shares have declined for a second day as investors assessed further indications that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates as early as June.


Rand retreats as US rate hike expectation weighs

May 24 2016 09:50

The rand has weakened against the dollar as a bout of risk aversion triggered by lower commodity prices and expectations of a US rate hike cooled investor appetite.


Gold in longest slump since November

May 24 2016 09:00

Gold has fallen for a fifth day, heading for the longest slump in six months, as the dollar has advanced

International Markets

Monsanto jumps on Bayer bid, US stocks edge up

May 23 2016 16:29

Monsanto shares have jumped after German chemicals giant Bayer said it had bid $62bn for the US agricultural giant as US stocks opened slightly higher.


JSE slips as dollar puts commodities under pressure

May 23 2016 13:40

The JSE has been moderately lower as the strong dollar continued to put pressure on commodity prices, with the resources sector the big loser.

International Markets

Emerging stocks advance as Apple suppliers rally

May 23 2016 12:20

Emerging-market stocks have climbed as a rally in technology companies drove Taiwanese equities to the biggest gain in eight months.

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