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Stocks extend slump, bonds rise on trade worries

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Stock declines have deepened globally, with European equities sliding and gauges tumbling across Asia as the negative news cycle for risk assets continued.

International Markets

Asia stocks slump, bonds rise, yen climbs past 105

Mar 23 2018 07:29

Asian stocks have followed their US counterparts lower after President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on China heightened concern a trade war could hurt global growth.

International Markets

Dow ends 2.9% lower as Trump China tariffs spur selloff

Mar 23 2018 07:00

Wall Street stocks have plunged more than 700 points after President Donald Trump hit China with tariffs on up to $60bn of goods, reviving fears of a trade war.

International Markets

US stocks fall about one percent on trade war worries

Mar 22 2018 16:36

US stocks have tumbled early ahead of an expected announcement of harsh import sanctions on China by President Donald Trump that has revived fears of a trade war.

International Markets

Bonds rise, stocks drop on trade fear; pound jumps

Mar 22 2018 14:28

Government bonds have advanced and European stocks declined alongside US equity futures as investors switched their focus from the Federal Reserve to the uncertain outlook for global trade.


Naspers plans to sell up to 190 million Tencent shares

Mar 22 2018 12:02

This will be the first time that Naspers has sold shares in the Chinese internet giant, the company said in a shareholder announcement.


Oil holds above $65 with US inventories below 5-year average

Mar 22 2018 10:17

Oil has held above $65 a barrel after US crude inventories unexpectedly dropped, falling below the five-year average in a sign that OPEC-led supply cuts aimed at shrinking a glut are bearing fruit.


Dollar down, stocks swing as Fed sticks at three

Mar 22 2018 07:15

The dollar has extended losses, Treasuries rose and Asian stocks fluctuated as traders assessed the implications of higher borrowing costs in the US and China alongside global trade tensions.

International Markets

US stocks end volatile day lower as Fed lifts rates

Mar 22 2018 06:50

Wall Street stocks have finished a volatile session modestly lower after the Federal Reserve lifted interest rates and pointed to a stronger US growth outlook following tax cuts.


Rand firms for second day as markets consider downgrade unlikely

Mar 22 2018 10:41

Global ratings agency Moody’s is set to announce on Friday whether it will downgrade SA’s sovereign credit rating to junk status.

International Markets

US stocks dip ahead of Fed announcement

Mar 21 2018 17:09

Wall Street stocks have dipped ahead of a Fed policy decision that will signal whether the US central bank plans to accelerate its pace of interest rate hikes.

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