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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.

International Markets

US stocks down 2% as global rout accelerates

Feb 08 2016 18:27

Losses in Wall Street stocks have accelerated, with the Dow and S&P 500 dropping more than 2% as global equities retreated after another drop in oil prices.


Oil prices slide as output cut hopes fade

Feb 08 2016 15:21

Oil prices have sunk, matching a fierce selloff on stock markets, as hopes of a cut to crude output faded.

International Markets

Asian stocks slip, Japan rebounds in trade

Feb 08 2016 11:13

Asian shares have pared losses as a weaker yen helped Japan's Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed.

International Markets

European stock markets rebound at open

Feb 08 2016 10:37

Europe's main stock markets have rebounded slightly at the start of trading following heavy losses caused by persistent concerns over global economic strains.


Rand holds on to gains, stocks seen flat

Feb 08 2016 09:53

The rand has strengthened along with other emerging-market currencies after softer-than-expected employment data from the United States.


Dollar up as US jobs data leaves Fed rate hike in play

Feb 07 2016 10:58

The dollar climbed against the euro after a US jobs report showed that unemployment ticked lower and wage growth rose.


Oil ends lower on supply glut concerns

Feb 07 2016 11:35

Oil prices have dropped, leaving the market lower for the week, as a prolonged supply glut weighed on sentiment.

International Markets

Wall St. lower as US jobless rate falls to 4.9%

Feb 05 2016 19:15

Wall Street stocks have opened lower as fresh data on the US jobs market added some support for another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

International Markets

European shares fall as investors assess earnings

Feb 05 2016 11:23

European shares have headed for a fifth day of losses as investors assessed earnings reports, while awaiting data on US payrolls.


Rand flat ahead of US jobs data

Feb 05 2016 10:58

The rand has weakened slightly, pausing a rally that has seen the unit trade below the crucial R16/$ mark for three straight sessions.

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