ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Rand on the ropes over trade, budget deficits

2014-10-01 10:26

The rand has remained on the back foot against the US dollar, still spooked by data showing yawning trade and budget deficits.

Rand ends 3-day slide as dollar slows down

2014-09-30 10:47

The rand has firmed for the first session in three days against the dollar, as the greenback took a breather after a strong run.

Russian ruble hits record low against dollar

2014-09-26 17:15

The ruble has fallen to a record low against the dollar, breaking through the level of 39 to the dollar for the first time ever.

Rand tumbles to weakest in 8 months

2014-09-25 18:22

The rand has fallen to lows last seen nearly eight months ago, mainly reflecting the dollar's relentless push against major currencies.

Rand weakens near 7-month low

2014-09-25 09:52

The rand has weakened to near a seven- month trough, tracking a weaker euro and struggling for clear direction after the Heritage Day holiday.

Rand perks up on upbeat China data

2014-09-23 10:44

The rand has firmed against the dollar, supported by better-than-expected manufacturing data out of China and as the dollar took a breather after a recent rally.

High-flying dollar slips in Asia

2014-09-22 09:58

The dollar has retreated in Asia after surging last week on hints by the Fed of higher than expected interest rates and Scotland's decision to stay in the UK.

Rand near seven-month lows on Marcus news

2014-09-19 10:08

The rand has held near a seven-month low against the dollar, looking set to end the week with a loss as markets took in the end of governor Gill Marcus' term.

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

 

Dollar on six-year high against yen

2014-10-01 08:17

The dollar has broken the ¥110 barrier for the first time in more than six years, following upbeat US data and expectations of more Bank of Japan monetary easing.

Rand struggles at fresh 8-month low

2014-09-29 11:11

The rand has touched a fresh 8-month low against the dollar, as the greenback extended last week's gains after stronger than expected US GDP data.

Rand languishes near 8-month low

2014-09-26 10:23

The rand has hovered near the previous day's eight-month lows, with scope to lose further ground as data suggests an early rise in US interest rates.

Euro tumbles on economic worries

2014-09-25 13:52

The euro has stumbled to near a two-year low on concerns about the eurozone's economic outlook and expectations of new monetary action from the central bank.

Rand recoups losses over Russia deal

2014-09-23 17:57

The rand has pulled back from the previous day's 8-month lows as calm returned to a market spooked by news of a major nuclear power deal with Russia.

Rand hit as commodity currencies suffer

2014-09-22 18:15

The rand has fallen to seven-month lows against the dollar as commodity-linked currencies bore the brunt of expected weak growth in China.

Rand seen stable in data-dry week

2014-09-22 09:51

The rand has steadied and is expected to drift in a narrow range in a week bereft of market moving data and interrupted by a public holiday.

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.

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