Asian stocks stepped back early on Wednesday after a record run on Wall Street showed signs of petering out.
The S&P 500 retreated from record highs on Tuesday, while the Dow edged up for an eighth straight day of gains.
South Africa’s sky-high maize prices could normalise next year as crops recover from a devastating drought this season.
European shares slipped in early trading on Tuesday, with weaker metals prices weighing on miners.
Oil prices extended their decline in Asia on Tuesday as the global glut returned to focus.
Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a downturn in crude oil curbed the enthusiasm from fresh record highs on Wall Street.
Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday to mint new record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials.
European shares rose on Monday, boosted by a surge in ARM after Japan's SoftBank agreed to buy the chip designer.
Britain’s sterling rose on Monday amid better risk appetite in global markets.
Oil prices extended their rise in Asia on Monday after robust economic data from the United States and China.
The dollar rallied on Monday after US retail sales data bolstered expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this year.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat on Monday, having reached its highest in almost nine months last week.
Kenya, Africa’s third-biggest arabica- coffee producer, may get a bumper harvest later this year as rains in key growing areas boost yields.
Expectations of a period of relative domestic political and economic calm keep sterling on course for its best week since 2009 on Friday.
Emerging stocks are set to end Friday with the biggest weekly gains since March, buoyed by policy-easing prospects at home and abroad.