ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Treasury warns of virtual currency risk

2014-09-18 19:48

South African consumers should be aware of the risks associated with the use of virtual currencies for either transactions or investments, warns Treasury.

Dollar soars on US diverging path

2014-09-18 10:15

The dollar has vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path of the US.

Rand snaps two-day gains

2014-09-17 17:49

The rand has weakened against the dollar as uncertainty over a key US federal reserve policy statement overshadowed retail sales and inflation data.

Moscow warns against panic as ruble plunges

2014-09-16 20:15

Russian authorities told people not to panic as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West, new sanctions and falling oil prices.

Rand softens ahead of inflation, rates data

2014-09-16 09:40

The rand has weakened against the dollar as investors braced for domestic inflation numbers and a rates decision later this week.

Yen falls, pound higher as Scotland vote looms

2014-09-14 10:45

The yen has fallen again against the dollar and euro, while the pound edged higher amid polls in Scotland showing a small majority against breaking from the UK.

Dollar gains as commodities lose

2014-09-12 10:46

The US dollar has been riding high in Asia as unceasing speculation about the prospects for rising US interest rates undermined commodity prices.

Rand softens as investors brace for data

2014-09-11 09:29

The rand has weakened towards a seven-month low ahead of mining and manufacturing numbers expected to show these key sectors are not growing.

Rand sinks on current account shock

2014-09-10 10:10

The rand has hit its weakest level in seven months against the US dollar, investors continue to dwell on the wider current account deficit.

Rand dips as investors fret over economy

2014-09-09 09:42

The rand has weakened to near a month-low against the dollar in early trade as investors worried about the health of the economy.

Sterling under pressure from Scottish vote

2014-09-08 10:51

Sterling has declined and British shares look set to underperform their peers in Europe after a poll found rising support for Scottish independence.

Current account gap to pile pressure on rand

2014-09-08 09:57

The rand has weakened against the dollar and could extend losses if the current account deficit for the second quarter comes in wider than expected.

Euro under water as ECB opens liquidity spout

2014-09-05 10:06

The euro has been deep under water, having suffered its steepest fall in three years after the European Central Bank stunned markets by cutting interest rates.

Rand weakens versus dollar

2014-09-04 19:19

The rand has fallen against the greenback. tracking a weaker euro after the European Central Bank unexpectedly reduced interest rates.

Kenyan shilling weakens, intervention eyed

2014-09-03 11:52

The Kenyan shilling has weakened, with some traders anticipating the central bank might sell dollars to support the local currency.

Rand fragile against the dollar

2014-09-02 09:23

The rand has fallen to its lowest level in a week against the dollar, as another indicator showing domestic economic weakness pushed the currency lower.

Euro at one-year low against dollar in Asia

2014-09-01 12:03

The euro has struggled at a one-year low against the dollar in Asia, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting where policymakers will consider their next move.

Bridgepoint buys forex provider Moneycorp

2014-08-29 16:21

European private equity firm Bridgepoint has bought British foreign exchange provider Moneycorp, says the fund.

Rand buoyed by emerging market appetite

2014-08-27 18:48

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by increased emerging market risk appetite and after the economy avoided slipping into recession.

Rand firms against the greenback

2014-08-26 18:57

The rand has ended slightly firmer against the dollar on the back of a positive gross domestic product number.

Rand eases ahead of GDP data

2014-08-25 18:17

The rand has remained within range ahead of GDP data in the next session, with the currencu facing pressure on concerns over the eurozone economies.

Rand under pressure, tracking weaker euro

2014-08-25 09:26

The rand has weakened slightly, tracking a weaker euro after dovish comments from the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi knocked the regional currency.

Rand continues downward trend

2014-08-20 17:59

The rand has recorded a fourth straight day of losses against the dollar, pressured by the downgrade of the country's four largest banks and stubbornly high inflation.

Dollar rises in Asia on upbeat US data

2014-08-20 07:37

The dollar has extended its gains in Asia after an encouraging surge in US housing construction boosted optimism over the state of the world's number one economy.

Rand slips as US economy boosts dollar

2014-08-19 09:36

The rand has weakened as encouraging economic reports in the United States pushed the dollar higher.

 

Rand hits 7-month low as Marcus signals exit

2014-09-18 18:48

The rand has weakened against the dollar after reserve bank governor Gill Marcus confirmed she will step down when her five year term ends in November.

Rand firms before interest rate decision

2014-09-18 09:41

The rand has firmed before the SA Reserve Bank's interest rate decision as some market players anticipate a rate hike.

Rand weaker before key inflation data

2014-09-17 10:56

The rand has weakened against the dollar before the release of expected lower inflation data, with investors keen to see the interest rate decision.

Dollar firms in Asia before Fed meeting

2014-09-16 11:15

The dollar has picked up in Asia ahead of a US central bank policy meeting, with investors looking for signs of an earlier-than-expected interest rate hike.

Rand under pressure ahead of CPI, rates news

2014-09-15 09:33

The rand has extended recent losses to a fresh seven month low against the dollar and is expected to remain under pressure ahead of inflation data.

Rand weakens to 7-month lows

2014-09-12 18:41

The rand has fallen to seven-month lows against the dollar, largely reflecting a stronger greenback as recent data backs the case for monetary tightening.

Rand worst performer in emerging market basket

2014-09-12 10:06

The rand has hit fresh seven-month lows against a rallying dollar and has been the worst performer in a basket of emerging market currencies.

Dollar touches six-year high against yen

2014-09-10 10:24

The dollar has pushed higher in Asia to hit a fresh six-year high against the yen, while the pound struggled to recover.

Rand tumbles on wider current account gap

2014-09-09 18:10

The rand has fallen more than 1% against the dollar to its weakest in nearly six months, as confidence in the economy wanes.

Rand takes a knock

2014-09-08 18:51

The rand has extended losses to a one-month low as analysts bet that key indicators will show the economy is being hammered.

Pound at 10-month low on Scot poll worries

2014-09-08 10:14

The pound has hit a 10-month low after a poll suggested Scotland could vote for independence in next week's referendum.

Rand ticks up against weaker dollar

2014-09-05 18:09

The rand has edged up against a globally weaker dollar, but market watchers say it would likely come under pressure on an expected current account shortfall.

Rand flat as investors await US jobs data

2014-09-05 09:22

The rand has barely moved against the dollar, taking direction from the euro, which took a breather following a plunge the previous session.

Business confidence lifts weak rand

2014-09-04 09:50

Improved business confidence has helped the rand strengthen against the dollar, while comments from the European Central Bank should provide direction later.

Rand bounces back from 3-week low

2014-09-03 10:07

The rand has recovered from a three-week low against the dollar, pinning its hopes on international market events for further support.

Rand treads narrow path

2014-09-01 19:13

The rand has traded largely flat against the dollar in a lacklustre session, with weak domestic economic fundamentals likely to keep the currency under pressure.

Rand opens week on back foot

2014-09-01 09:47

The rand has opened the week on the back foot as investors worry about Ukraine/Russia tensions and weakness in the local economy

Rand down on Ukraine tensions

2014-08-29 10:42

The rand has weakened against the dollar as tensions in Ukraine soured global risk sentiment and as investors looked ahead to new trade deficit data.

Euro hits fresh lows, Asia shares at highs

2014-08-27 09:45

The euro has been cracking under pressure as feverish speculation of further policy stimulus in the eurozone drove bond yields to all-time lows.

Rand holds steady before key GDP data

2014-08-26 09:27

The rand has held steady against the dollar, as local investors braced for the release of domestic economic growth data later in the day.

Dollar in demand as stimulus talk dogs euro, yen

2014-08-25 09:44

The dollar has marched higher against the euro and yen as investors wagered that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the US, Europe and Japan.

Rand pauses after four-session slide

2014-08-21 10:06

The rand has been largely unchanged, recovering after four sessions of losses but still unable to shake off the negative economic outfall of a banking downgrade.

Rand hits week low after bank downgrades

2014-08-20 09:48

The rand has fallen to its weakest level in a week as a ratings downgrade of four top banks hit local sentiment.

Rand steady on interest rate expectations

2014-08-19 18:03

The rand has gleaned support from expectations that interest rates are going to continue higher, keeping the currency holding steady against a stronger dollar.

Rand steady to dollar, bond yields mixed

2014-08-18 09:25

The rand has held steady against the dollar ahead of major economic data releases locally and abroad.

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