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Shares soar on China rate cut, ECB stimulus hopes

World stock markets and oil prices rallied following a surprise rate cut by China and as the European Central Bank indicated it would step up its asset purchase... Read Story

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US futures rise on China rate cut

US stock index futures rose on Friday, setting major indexes up for a fifth week of gains.

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European shares extend rally

European stocks extended an early rally on Friday morning, led by mining shares after China's cut interest rates.

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Hong Kong shares fall again
November 18 2014 at 12:45

Hong Kong shares fell again, as investors took profits from the landmark Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect scheme.

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Asia stocks sag while Japan rebounds
November 18 2014 at 12:51

Asian stocks sagged amid profit taking in Hong Kong and Chinese markets, while Tokyo shares rebounded on expectations that Japan will opt for a snap election that may lead to fresh stimulus measures.

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Most emerging stocks rise
November 18 2014 at 13:04

Most emerging-market stocks rose, as a rally in Indian phone companies countered declines in Chinese shares after data showed China’s home prices fell.

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Nigeria’s naira drops to record low
November 18 2014 at 14:21

Nigeria’s naira weakened to a record low against the dollar as promises by the central bank to defend the currency and government plans to cut spending failed to stabilise the market hit by a fall in oil prices.

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Rouble, rand, lire strengthen
November 18 2014 at 15:37

The rouble jumped 0.8 percent and Russian shares rose after the European Union held off imposing new sanctions though broader emerging equities slipped for the fourth day, their mood soured by weak Chinese housing data. Read Story
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Rand strengthens to 2-week high
November 18 2014 at 16:51

The rand climbed 1 percent to 11.0230, its strongest in two weeks against the US dollar.

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US stocks edge higher
November 18 2014 at 17:44

Dow member Home Depot dipped in opening trade as it warned of higher costs from a recent data hacking episode, while the broader market opened slightly higher.

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Argentina boosts reserves with China swap
November 18 2014 at 17:54

Cash-strapped Argentina has added more than $500 million (R5.5 billion) to its foreign currency reserves by activating a currency swap agreement with China, the government said.

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S&P 500 hits record again
November 18 2014 at 18:35

US stocks rose, lifting the S&P 500 to a record high, boosted by healthcare after Actavis' acquisition of Allergan triggered bullish analyst notes.

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JSE stocks fall, PPC fails to impress
November 18 2014 at 18:40

South African stocks fell for a second straight session as cement maker PPC slid the most in more than a year after it reported flat full-year profit and cut its dividend.

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