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Markets LIVE: Asian stocks fluctuate; dollar edges higher

16 minutes ago

Stocks in Asia fluctuated Tuesday as investors look to a deluge of earnings for reasons to carry an equity rally further.

International Markets

Emerging markets at mercy of US growth as investors weigh bets

Apr 22 2019 21:45

Emerging-market investors will be looking for more evidence that the US economic turnaround is gaining traction if the lackluster end to last week hasn't already burst their balloon.

International Markets

US stocks mixed as oil rallies to 6-month high

Apr 22 2019 16:42

US equities were mixed as investors prepared for a deluge of earnings news. Oil jumped after the White House said it will scrap waivers that allow the purchase of some Iranian crude.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks edge up ahead of long holiday

Apr 22 2019 14:22

Tokyo stocks inched up in sluggish trade amid a lack of fresh market-moving events as most foreign markets were closed.

Commodities

Oil jumps to highest level in almost 6 months

Apr 22 2019 13:53

Oil rose to the highest level in almost six months as the US government was said to eliminate sanction waivers that allowed buyers to import Iranian crude.

Equities

JSE edges higher as resources rebound

Apr 18 2019 18:37

The JSE closed firmer led by a rebound in resources which slumped in the prior session, while Asian markets dipped as they took a leaf from the overnight weakness that was recorded in the US markets

International Markets

Hong Kong stocks end week on a low note

Apr 18 2019 11:22

Hong Kong stocks have ended the week down, in line with an Asia-wide retreat and following losses on Wall Street, as investors wound down for a long Easter weekend.

 
Opinion

The dollar looks poised to wreak some havoc

Apr 17 2019 14:07

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the global currency market has become stuck in a tight range, with volatility collapsing and no clear trends emerging. Judging by the performance of the dollar, this is no time to be complacent.

Equities

Activists push SA pension funds to tally climate costs

Apr 15 2019 08:17

Pension funds in South Africa have a legal obligation to account for the financial effects of climate change on their investments, according to two groups lobbying money managers to pay closer attention to the issue.

Currencies

Currency chaos that toppled Sudan's al-Bashir holds lesson for autocrats

Apr 12 2019 12:00

One of the root causes of the 75-year-old’s downfall was his inability to manage a shortage of foreign exchange that sent inflation soaring and hammered living standards.

International Markets

Tokyo's Nikkei index close higher

Apr 12 2019 09:42

Tokyo's main Nikkei index has closed higher as the dollar's rebound encouraged buying, but the broader Topix was down, with little fresh news to guide investors.

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