Virus-struck Chinese stocks lead global markets weaker

Markets are under pressure as the spread of a deadly virus in China sends traders in search of safety

Will iron ore and steel markets be infected by the China virus?

If the virus spreads far enough to affect China’s construction season, the answer may be yes, writes Clyde Russell

JSE follows weaker Asian markets amid worry about virus

Traders are focused on a coronavirus outbreak in China, which has put pressure on global markets this week

Market data — January 22 2020

Market data including bonds, unit trusts and fuel prices

WATCH: Stock picks — NextEra Energy and Sasol

David Shapiro from Sasfin Securities chose NextEra Energy and Wayne McCurrie from FNB Wealth & Investments talk to Business Day TV

WATCH: Stock pick — US tech stocks

Robert Towell from Sasfin Securities talks to Business Day TV about his stock pick of the day

Rand firms as market eyes China’s attempts to contain virus

The local currency rallied for a third day after closing at its best level in six weeks on Wednesday

China virus dents oil prices amid worries about falling fuel demand

Airlines and rail operators have started cancelling connections to Wuhan city

Global markets slip on fears around China virus

Oil tumbles amid concerns the illness will hit air travel

Gold dips as market awaits European Central Bank decision

The virus outbreak in China has yet to have an effect on the metal

MARKET WRAP: JSE drops for third day despite China allaying virus fears

Consumer inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, increased to 4% in December, in line with market expectations

Gold remains steady in anticipation of dovish central banks’ stance

Spot gold was 0.1% firmer; silver edged up 0.4%; platinum was up 0.2%; and palladium slipped 0.1%

World markets almost back to full strength on response to virus

Global stocks have arrested a slide as Chinese and world authorities tackle the spread of the virus, with the dollar looking to test December highs

Oil slips amid expectations of surplus supply

Brent loses ground as likely surplus in the first half of 2020 outweighs the concern about disruptions that have slashed Libya’s output

WATCH: Stock pick — Standard Bank

Nick Crail from Ashburton Investments talks to Business Day TV about his stock pick of the day

WATCH: Stock pick — FirstRand

Steven Schultz from Momentum talks to Business Day TV about his stock pick of the day

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