Concerns over global slowdown sees investors shun risky assets

Markets are generally gloomy about economic growth, fueled by the US-China impasse and poor European corporate results

WATCH: Stock pick — Amplats

Imtiaz Suliman from Sentio Capital talks to Business Day TV about Anglo American Platinum

Rand slips a little on inflation data

CPI inflation eased to 4.5% in line with expectations but global risks remain elevated

JSE lower on trade worries but general retailers recover

Global markets are still digesting disappointing data from Monday as attention turns to the World Economic Forum in Davos

Gold benefits as risk-averse investors search for safety

Metal is steady due to demand for safe-haven assets amid concern over the slowing global economy and the US-China trade dispute

Oil stable amid optimism that Chinese spending will stem slowdown

Brent is steady after Chinese officials say the government will step up fiscal spending to support its economy

Asian shares hardly changed as growth worries spook investors

Equities take a breather, with mounting signs of slowing global growth and concerns over trade war spoiling investor appetite for risk assets

Market data - January 22 2019

Market data including bonds, unit trusts and fuel prices

MARKET WRAP: Retailer woes weigh on JSE

Massmart crashes 20% after a disappointing update, while risk-off sentiment permeates global markets due to global growth fears

Gold bounces back as global growth worries weigh on stocks

Spot gold is up 0.3% as platinum recover from its lowest rate in nearly three weeks, and palladium slips 1.4%

Rand weaker in risk-off trade

Investors shy away from risk assets due to ongoing concern about decelerating global growth

Investors take refuge in dollar as global markets slump

European shares followed Asia into the red as poor earnings from UBS compound what was a catastrophic 2018 for Europe's banking sector

Oil prices drop as China slowdown bites

China’s 2018 GDP expansion is at its weakest in nearly 30 years with its oil demand expected to slow, as the IMF downgrades its 2019 global growth forecast

WATCH: Stock pick — JSE banks index

Robert Towell from Sasfin Securities chose JSE banks index, he says banks have had a good run since December

WATCH: What the JSE’s small caps have to offer local investors

Keith Mclachlan from Alpha Wealth talks to Business Day TV about investing in small- and mid-cap stocks

Stronger dollar and trade worries dent JSE

Reports the US will push to extradite the Huawei CEO has weighed on sentiment, with local miners and Naspers under the most pressure

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