ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Sterling dips after GDP numbers miss forecast

2015-01-27 11:55

Sterling has dipped but British stock markets inched higher after gross domestic product numbers came in marginally weaker than expected.

Power woes weigh on rand, market awaits rate call

2015-01-27 10:08

The rand has been in danger of losing ground against the dollar for the third consecutive day as nagging electricity woes keep investor sentiment depressed.

Rand weakens amid Eskom power cuts

2015-01-26 18:51

The rand has weakened against the dollar, largely weighed down by Eskom's warning of deeper power cuts likely to dampen investor sentiment.

Euro set to drop on ECB stimulus - experts

2015-01-26 13:41

The European Central Bank's decision to buy bonds worth €60bn per month will likely push the euro down to parity with the dollar or even below, predict analysts.

Euro under pressure after plunging on ECB move

2015-01-23 10:45

The euro has been close to its lowest levels in more than a decade after the European Central Bank launched a vast bond-buying programme.

Rand largely steady, market awaits ECB

2015-01-22 09:52

The rand has traded in a narrow range with scope to gain against the dollar if the European Central Bank signals the start of an asset purchasing programme.

Sterling falls, gilts erase losses

2015-01-21 12:10

Sterling has fallen and gilt futures have erased losses after two Bank of England members dropped their call for a hike in interest rates.

Dollar firms vs euro

2015-01-21 09:25

The dollar has gained ground against the euro and yen as the market expects the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.

Rand stable, pressure from rate expectations

2015-01-20 18:23

The rand is mostly flat against the dollar, clawing back most of its earlier losses, although it is likely to stay under pressure with the chance of an interest rate cut this month.

Rand weakens against dollar, tracking euro

2015-01-19 09:24

The rand has weakened against the dollar, tracking a weaker euro after the Swiss National Bank's move to scrap the cap on the value of its currency.

Euro slips against franc after shock Swiss move

2015-01-16 10:18

The euro has dipped against the Swiss franc and as traders were left stunned by Switzerland's decision to remove its currency peg to the euro.

Swiss franc soars after currency cap dropped

2015-01-16 07:29

The Swiss franc has jumped nearly 28% after Switzerland dumped a cap on the franc's value against the euro, sending shockwaves through currency markets.

Swiss Bank scraps cap against euro

2015-01-15 16:30

The Swiss National Bank has unexpectedly scrapped its cap on the franc, sending the safe-haven currency crashing through the 1.20 per euro limit.

Yen rally fizzles in Asia

2015-01-15 08:42

The yen has dipped in Asian trade, with a recent rally running out of steam as a surprise uptick in oil prices boosted sentiment.

Yen up in Asia on oil fears

2015-01-14 09:18

The yen has risen in Asia as plunging oil prices sent jittery investors into safer assets, while the euro was hit by expectations of more stimulus from the ECB.

Yen loses early gains in Asia

2015-01-13 08:43

The yen has lost its early gains after a short-lived rally driven by concerns over tumbling oil prices.

Rand, bonds boosted by renewed risk appetite

2015-01-12 09:55

The rand has firmed to near its firmest level this year as expectations that the US will hold off hiking interest rates supported emerging market currencies.

Rand, bonds firmer ahead of US jobs data

2015-01-09 10:16

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, while bond yields continued to fall as some investors pushed back the timing of an interest rate hike in the US

Shouting erupts about Zim's 'bond coins'

2015-01-08 12:55

It seems consumers in Zimbabwe are not so keen on the "bond coins" the Reserve Bank has put in circulation.

Euro hits fresh low, bonds boom

2015-01-07 10:18

The euro has hit a nine-year trough as collapsing oil prices and worries about the world economy have driven investors to safe-haven sovereign debt.

Rand firmer as eurozone woes ease pressure

2015-01-06 09:57

The rand has halted its slide against the dollar and bonds traded close to fresh one-month highs as chances of further policy easing by the ECB boosted the local unit.

Euro hits 9-yr low on ECB stimulus speculation

2015-01-05 09:53

The euro has hit a near nine-year low against the dollar after the European Central Bank's president hinted that policymakers would unleash fresh easing measures.

Greece exit from eurozone OK - Germany

2015-01-04 12:25

Germany says it believes that the eurozone will now be able to cope with a Greece exit if that proved to be necessary.

Weaker rand set to end 2014 on back foot

2014-12-31 10:29

The rand has edged weaker, remaining on track to end 2014 on the back foot as the South African economy fails to shake fundamental weaknesses.

Russia keeping a close eye on currency trading

2014-12-23 17:51

The central bank has sent supervisors to monitor currency trading at major Russian banks amid a plunging rouble, sources say.

 

Power woes weigh on rand, market awaits rate call

2015-01-27 10:35

The rand has been in danger of losing ground against the dollar for the third consecutive day as nagging electricity woes keep investor sentiment depressed.

Euro ticks up after Greek poll plunge

2015-01-27 08:48

The euro has inched higher after plunging in the wake of the leftist Syriza party's victory in Greek elections, while the rouble dropped.

Euro rocked by Greek election result

2015-01-26 14:33

The euro has struck an 11-year low against the dollar after anti-austerity party Syriza won Greece's elections, sparking fears of possible exit from the eurozone.

Rand stable, bonds up ahead of rates decision

2015-01-26 09:48

The rand has been stable against the dollar, while bond yields hovered near 20-month lows as emerging markets continued to benefit from the ECB's stimulus package.

Rand hovers near 7-week high on ECB move

2015-01-23 09:59

The rand has traded within easy sight of 7-week highs after the ECB unveiled its bond-buying programme, but some analysts feel its rally might have been overdone.

Euro under pressure in Asia ahead of ECB meet

2015-01-22 08:35

The euro has struggled against the dollar in Asia as traders await a European Central Bank talk where policymakers are expected to launch a bond-buying programme.

Rand stable as market awaits CPI data

2015-01-21 09:34

The rand has been stable ahead of inflation data likely to give the market a steer on next week's interest rate decision.

Romanians struggling with Swiss franc mortgages

2015-01-20 21:30

Romania is looking at ways to help thousands of homeowners who took out mortgages in Swiss francs and are facing crippling exchange rate losses after the franc surged last week.

Rand softer, market eyes mining data

2015-01-20 09:35

The rand has extended losses against the dollar and could stay under pressure in a market now seeing a slim chance of a domestic interest rate cut this month.

Euro weakens in Asia on ECB stimulus risk

2015-01-19 09:01

The euro has been struggling in Asia on growing expectations that the ECB will announce a massive bond-buying scheme to buoy the eurozone's struggling economy.

Rand firms as Swiss surprise stokes volatility

2015-01-16 10:15

The rand has firmed against the dollar as financial markets reeled in the wake of the Swiss National Bank's surprise decision to abandon its currency cap.

Market furore wipes $100bn off Swiss stocks

2015-01-15 18:58

Frantic foreign exchange trading after the Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc has taken $100bn off the value of Switzerland's blue-chips.

Rand weaker as US rate hike bets fluctuate

2015-01-15 09:50

The rand has surrendered early gains against the dollar amid uncertainty about the timing of a US interest rate hike.

Rand slips on renewed global growth concerns

2015-01-14 09:33

The rand has weakened against the dollar while bond yields rose on renewed economic concerns after the World Bank lowered its global growth forecast.

Oil price slide shields rand after weak data

2015-01-13 10:35

The rand has been a touch firmer against the dollar as global oil prices continued to fall, helping the currency fend off disappointing manufacturing data.

Foreign currency reserves in Ukraine plunge

2015-01-12 20:06

Ukraine's foreign currency reserves are down to just over $7.5bn, the lowest level for 10 years and barely enough to cover five weeks of imports.

Dollar down in Asian trade

2015-01-12 09:02

The dollar has fallen in Asia after a report revealed a decline in US wages that could dampen consumer spending and delay an interest rate increase.

Euro falls after latest eurozone data

2015-01-08 15:01

The euro has tumbled to a fresh low and European shares have jumped after data released strengthened the European Central Bank's case for a new stimulus plan .

Rand dips but bonds buoyed by eurozone woes

2015-01-08 10:06

The rand has weakened slightly but local bonds continued to draw buyers as investors' aversion for riskier yet higher-yielding assets eased.

Rand weakens as oil tumble fuels jitters

2015-01-07 09:48

The rand has softened against the dollar as falling global oil prices and worries over global growth prospects soured confidence in emerging market assets.

Euro under pressure in Asia ahead of Greek vote

2015-01-06 09:19

The euro has struggled in Asia after hitting its lowest level in nearly nine years as traders fret about a Greek exit from the eurozone and falling oil prices.

Rand dips on strained emerging market sentiment

2015-01-05 09:43

The rand has weakened to a two-and-a-half week low as investor bets on eurozone quantitative easing and weak global prospects strained emerging market sentiment.

Emerging market sentiment weakens rand

2015-01-02 10:30

The rand has stumbled more than half a percent weaker against the dollar, driven lower by increasingly negative sentiment towards riskier emerging market assets.

Rand wavers in wake of strong US GDP

2014-12-24 10:26

The rand has weakened against the dollar in what could be a negative trend for the currency going into 2015.

Rand pulls back against the dollar

2014-12-23 17:26

The rand has retreated against the dollar after spending the session in a holding pattern in holiday-thinned trade.

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