World Live Updates COVID-19 cases
  • USA 4,999,017
    Total: 4,999,017
    Active: 2,285,476
    Recovered: 2,551,453
    Death: 162,088
  • Brazil 2,873,304
    Total: 2,873,304
    Active: 754,975
    Recovered: 2,020,637
    Death: 97,692
  • India 1,964,536
    Total: 1,964,536
    Active: 595,501
    Recovered: 1,328,336
    Death: 40,699
  • Russia 871,894
    Total: 871,894
    Active: 180,931
    Recovered: 676,357
    Death: 14,606
  • South Africa 529,877
    South Africa
    Total: 529,877
    Active: 143,313
    Recovered: 377,266
    Death: 9,298
  • Mexico 456,100
    Total: 456,100
    Active: 101,694
    Recovered: 304,708
    Death: 49,698
  • Peru 447,624
    Total: 447,624
    Active: 120,966
    Recovered: 306,430
    Death: 20,228
  • Chile 366,671
    Total: 366,671
    Active: 16,614
    Recovered: 340,168
    Death: 9,889
  • Spain 354,530
    Total: 354,530
    Active: 326,030
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 28,500
  • UK 308,134
    Total: 308,134
    Active: 261,721
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 46,413

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’s breaking news wire service brings you the latest South African, African and international news reports and press updates from newsrooms across the country. | Markets rise as investors eye US stimulus talks, gold hits record

Asian markets tracked another record on Wall Street Wednesday as traders monitored talks on a key US stimulus package. | Gold surges to record on stimulus hopes

Spot gold rose to a record as speculation increased that US lawmakers would move forward on a stimulus bill. | Emerging-market rebound hangs in balance as economies struggle

Emerging-market stocks and currencies are within touching distance of erasing their pandemic-fueled losses of 2020. | Rand slips to a three-week low in the wake of poor US growth

The local currency opened trade at R16.75 on Friday and ended the day 1.5% weaker at R17.01. | Asia markets sink as dour US data reinforces worries over virus

Asian markets struggled and the dollar extended losses as data showing the US suffered its worst quarter on record highlighted the impact of the virus on the global economy. | Markets struggle as coronavirus hammers economies worldwide

Asian and European stocks struggled on news of rapidly-shrinking economic activity, highlighting the "devastating impact" of coronavirus on the global economy, analysts said. | Markets mixed ahead of Fed decision as US lawmakers haggle

Markets fluctuated as investors kept a nervous eye on Washington this week, hoping the Federal Reserve will pledge to extend its dovish monetary policy. | Gold’s frenzy pauses after record as volatility roils silver

Gold’s record-breaking rally showed signs of losing steam after futures touched $2 000 an ounce for the first time. | Gold’s surge rips up the record book with test of $2 000 looming

Spot gold blasted past its longstanding record as the dollar plunged and concerns about the global economy boosted demand for havens | Stock markets retreat as US-China tensions rise

Global equities took a beating Friday as China-US tensions intensified, while stalled stimulus talks in Washington fueled fears for the economy as the dollar fell further. | Stock markets take beating in 'sour end' to trading week

Global equities took a beating on intensifying China-US tensions while a worse-than-forecast US jobs report fuelled fears about the economic recovery. | Gold skyrockets due to economic growth fears

Gold heads for seventh weekly gain as it benefits from weak dollar and inflation expectations globally. | SA markets slump in risk-off mood, upbeat MTN surges

South Africa's main stock index retreated 1.2% to its lowest level in more than a week as of 9:30 a.m. in Johannesburg, after the government closed schools for a second time. | Gold nears all-time high as growth concerns buoy haven demand

Signs that the prolonged coronavirus pandemic is stalling an economic recovery and the recent surge in tensions between the US and China are underpinning demand for the metal. | Equities mixed as US-China tensions offset stimulus, vaccine hope

Stocks were mixed as investors juggled hopes for a new stimulus deal in Washington with coronavirus concerns and another flare-up between China and the United States. | Stocks mostly slide on Trump's coronavirus warning

Global stocks sank Wednesday after US President Donald Trump warned that the coronavirus crisis in the US was likely to "get worse before it gets better". | Oil eases from four-month high on signs of swelling stockpiles

Crude was stuck in a tight range near $40 a barrel as investors weigh surging coronavirus cases. | US stocks open higher on EU stimulus deal, earnings

Wall Street stocks opened higher following an agreement by European leaders on a giant stimulus plan and gains by IBM and other companies that reported earnings. | Europe stocks rise on vaccine hopes, EU stimulus deal

Europe's stock markets advanced at the open on coronavirus vaccine hopes and after EU leaders finally clinched a landmark €750bn stimulus deal. | Oil extends losses with virus concerns clouding recovery outlook

Oil extended losses toward $40 a barrel as concerns about demand linger with the coronavirus raging unabated across many regions.

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