Financial stocks led the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials to record highs on Thursday.
Gold drops to a two-week low as equities gain on the outlook for more central-bank stimulus, curbing demand for the metal as a haven.
Oil prices rebounded in Asia on Thursday thanks to a weak dollar and bargain-hunting.
Asian shares remained near an eight-month high on Thursday as investors bet the Bank of England will cut rates.
American stocks ticked up on Wednesday, just enough for the S&P 500 and Dow industrials to set record highs.
Emerging stocks touch new eight-month peaks and dollar bond yield premia versus Treasuries are just off one-year lows .
Good consumption in India and China is fuelling oil demand, but the International Energy Agency is concerned about the global glut.
South Africa’s rand retreats from 10-week highs against the dollar on Wednesday as growth concerns resurface.
Fresh concerns about a global supply glut weighed on oil prices in Asian trade on Wednesday.
SA has received its largest shipment of white maize for the season so far from Mexico, according to agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.
The dollar eased slightly against the yen on Wednesday.
Asian shares came within reach of testing their 2016 peak on Wednesday as prospects of solid US growth whet investors' risk appetite.
A broad rally lifted the S&P 500 and Dow industrials to record highs on Tuesday.
Surprise jump in South Africa’s manufacturing activity lifts the volatile rand to a two-month high.
OPEC cuts its forecast for world economic growth this yea, citing increased uncertainty following Britain's vote to leave the EU.