Emerging-market stocks rise for a fourth day as a surge in commodities boosts the outlook for exporting nations.
European shares advanced on Tuesday after overnight comments by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
The Hang Seng Index rose 1.4% on Tuesday, while the China Enterprises Index gained 1.6%.
South Africa’s rand dips against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday as the markets look ahead to Fitch’s review tomorrow.
The dollar wallowed close to four-week lows against a basket of currencies on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's latest remarks.
Asian stocks hit a five-week high on Tuesday, while the dollar declined on diminishing expectations of interest rate increases in coming months.
The S&P 500 closed at a seven-month high on Monday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy.
Government bonds firm after S&P Global Ratings affirmed SA’s investment-grade credit rating, but the rand fails to extend gains.
South Africa’s rand dips in early trade on Monday as the dollar regains ground.
South African assets may gain as they move back in line with investment-grade countries after getting a reprieve from S&P.
Emerging currencies surge against the dollar as last week's dismal US jobs data reignited worries about the world's top economy.
Oil prices push higher, but the gains are limited as producers increased their rig count as the commodity held around the key $50 level.
US and European shares, the dollar, oil and bond yields all dived after data showed the slowest pace of US job growth in more than five years.
Oil-price rally helps commodities to rebound from the lowest level in at least 25 years.
The euro weakened on Friday after the European Central Bank failed to lift its long-term forecasts.