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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.89/$

Jan 22 2019 08:00

Emerging currencies are expected to take strain this week; Investec bumps Sibanye shareholding above 5%.


Gloomy IMF global outlook dampens the JSE

Jan 22 2019 19:34

The JSE has closed softer along with other major global indices as pessimism engulfed the markets after the IMF trimmed its global growth forecasts.

International Markets

Stocks turn lower as trade worries seep back

Jan 22 2019 14:30

Stock markets have fallen as profit-takers stepped in following a recent run higher, while a report fuelled worries about the progress of China-US trade talks.


Oil declines on concerns over China, global economic growth

Jan 22 2019 14:09

Oil fell amid mounting concerns that slowing growth in China, and the global economy in general, will undermine demand for crude.

International Markets

Asia stocks flavour of the day: Davos with hint of growth worries

Jan 22 2019 11:58

Tuesday marked the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where global leaders meet to discuss issues ranging from growth concerns to politics – subjects that have been of particular interest to investors lately.

International Markets

Asia stocks, US futures slip; treasuries climb

Jan 22 2019 09:03

Asian stocks and US futures dropped Tuesday as investors mulled the latest batch of headlines on global growth and trade.

International Markets

London stocks rise, pound lower before Brexit 'Plan B'

Jan 21 2019 14:50

London's stock market climbed Monday, aided by a falling pound, with traders awaiting the UK government's Brexit 'Plan B'l.

International Markets

Poor earnings season may not stop a market rally, JPMorgan says

Jan 21 2019 13:35

The coming earnings season is likely to be ugly, but that may not be taken badly by an equity market that’s already anticipating negative news, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

International Markets

Stocks mixed as investors digest latest on trade

Jan 21 2019 11:08

European stocks and US equity futures dipped Monday while Asian markets posted modest gains as investors assessed a mixed bag of headlines on the economy and trade.


Currency ghosts fade as emerging-market central banks stand pat

Jan 21 2019 08:25

South Korea and Malaysia may provide further evidence this week that emerging-market central banks have successfully vanquished the currency crises of 2018.

International Markets

Asian markets post fresh gains, China growth slows to 28-year low

Jan 21 2019 07:08

Asian markets on Monday built on last week's rally as investors cheered a report that China had offered to eliminate its massive trade surplus with the US.


Emerging-market equities post longest rally in a year

Jan 21 2019 06:51

Emerging-market equities rose for a fourth week last week as signs of easing trade tensions supported the appetite for riskier assets. Currencies dropped amid a stronger dollar.

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