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Pound slides as UK rate hike prospect dims, US stocks fall

Apr 22 2018 11:39

US stocks have ended decisively lower as the yield on the 10-year US Treasury rose ever closer to 3%, reigniting fears that Federal Reserve interest rate increases will dent the economy.


Strong earnings give JSE a boost

Apr 20 2018 18:49

This week’s performance on the JSE can only be described as a rollercoaster ride, with gains in Steinhoff, Pick n Pay and Mediclinic among others mainly triggered by strong earnings released this week.

International Markets

Dollar gains as treasuries steady, stocks struggle

Apr 20 2018 12:38

The dollar has extended its weekly gain as US Treasury yields steadied, though they remained on track for the biggest one-week surge since February.

International Markets

US stocks retreat on mixed earnings

Apr 20 2018 09:27

US stock markets have finished lower on worries about Apple following a weak outlook from supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.

International Markets

Hong Kong stocks down after morning session

Apr 20 2018 09:22

Hong Kong stocks have ended the morning down as investors cashed in profits ahead of the weekend while technology firms tracked a sharp sell-off in Apple.

International Markets

Asian markets fall in line with Wall St as tech firms take a hit

Apr 20 2018 09:19

While worries about the Syrian crisis and a potential China-US trade war keep dealers on edge, focus has moved to the corporate arena as the earnings season gets into full swing.


JSE volatile as geopolitics, economic data swing pendulum

Apr 19 2018 19:10

The JSE has experienced another topsy-turvy day as the market opened firmer on the back of stronger earnings numbers, only to wither away in the latter half of the trading session.


Resilient rand trades firmly under R12/$ on upbeat local data

Apr 19 2018 11:10

The rand continued to trade under the R12/$ level, in the wake of healthy local retail sales data, better than expected local inflation data and broad emerging market strength.

International Markets

European stock markets rise modestly at open

Apr 19 2018 10:21

Europe's main stock markets have climbed modestly at the start of trading, with dealers awaiting key retail sales data in Britain.

International Markets

Hong Kong stocks surge by break

Apr 19 2018 09:26

Hong Kong shares have soared more than 1% in the morning session with energy firms boosted by a rally in oil prices.

International Markets

US stocks end mostly up but IBM hits Dow

Apr 19 2018 09:17

Wall Street stocks have finished mostly higher on largely upbeat corporate earnings reports and a surge in petroleum-linked equities.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks close higher after Abe-Trump meeting

Apr 19 2018 09:11

Tokyo stocks have closed marginally higher after a joint post-summit press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump delivered few surprises to the market.

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