April 23, 2017

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Trading on the local bourse has softened, closing off a disappointing week, as a firmer rand pushed down resource stocks and rand hedges.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 4:10 pm
US stocks and the dollar have been little changed as markets struck a cautious tone ahead France’s presidential election.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 2:16 pm
European shares have been little changed, while France’s stock market dropped, in the final trading session before the nation’s presidential election.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 11:28 am
The JSE's Resources index has risen after iron prices jumped sharply, with other indices showing marginal losses and low volumes as the rand strengthened further
Posted: April 21, 2017, 10:57 am
European shares have fallen as France’s stock market extended its decline in the final session before the nation’s presidential election.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 10:42 am
Oil has been headed for its biggest weekly loss since March as signals from OPEC that it will persevere with output cuts failed to offset evidence that US supplies are plentiful.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 9:42 am
The pound has fallen against the dollar, after data showed retail sales recorded their largest decline in seven years in the first quarter.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 9:25 am
A selloff in Chinese stocks is threatening to end the yuan’s calmest period since its devaluation 20 months ago.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 7:50 am
Global equities have climbed as optimism spread for a US tax overhaul, with Tokyo shares rallying on comments from the Bank of Japan chief.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 7:33 am
Chinese shares have been headed for their biggest weekly loss of 2017, with increased regulatory scrutiny and a crackdown on leveraged trading sapping investor sentiment.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 7:13 am
Marine Le Pen may be about to undo the Donald Trump effect, at least when it comes to the yen.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 7:03 am
Trading on the local bourse remained weak as the stronger rand stifled the rand-hedge stocks, whilst supporting interest-rate sensitive banks and retailers.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 4:32 pm
US stocks have rebounded while the dollar and Treasuries slipped, as major assets continued to churn in tight ranges amid corporate results.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 1:50 pm
Resources shares have remained under the whip as the rand continues to firm, and investors in gold shares in particular are beginning to suffer serious losses.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 11:55 am
Eurozone stock markets have risen as investors zoned in on the upcoming French presidential election, while London fell further as the pound rose against the dollar.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 11:28 am
Asian markets have mostly risen following broad losses the previous two days but they struggled to maintain early momentum.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 10:38 am
The euro has risen to its strongest level versus the dollar since March as investors reduced short positions in the spot market before the French presidential elections.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 10:33 am
The rand has firmed more than 10c since opening amid increasing investor appetite for emerging markets.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 9:50 am
The dollar has fallen and stocks have risen as strong corporate results in Europe helped offset investor nerves ahead of the looming start to French elections.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 9:40 am
Chinese shares have closed near their lowest level since early February as energy shares dropped.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 9:24 am

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