Foreign capital can help Zim ease cash crunch - analyst

2016-05-06 11:35

An analyst says Zimbabwe should focus on attracting foreign capital instead of keeping what little capital it has inside the country as it battles a cash crunch.

Yen surge threatens Japanese companies: Abe

2016-05-06 07:37

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says "drastic fluctuations" in the yen's value risk having a major impact on the trade prospects of Japanese companies.

Undervalued rand could recover by end of 2016 – economist

2016-05-05 22:30

There is a real possibility that the rand could strengthen against the US dollar by the end of this year, says economist Colen Garrow.

Rand firms, frail economy poses a risk

2016-05-05 09:23

The rand has firmed against the dollar, recovering from a nearly 4-week low hit, but analysts say concerns about the economy still poses a risk.

Zim enforces usage of rand amid crippling cash shortages

2016-05-04 20:31

Zimbabwe is enforcing the usage of the South African rand and the euro to offset cash shortages that have arisen out of the massive adoption of the US dollar.

Is the rand a commodity currency?

2016-05-04 06:28

Is it really true that the exchange rate of the rand mainly takes its cue from commodity prices, asks Jac Laubscher.

Rand weakens on import demand, stocks fall

2016-05-03 14:48

The rand has fallen as much as 1.4% against the dollar, weighed down by a combination of global risk aversion and a surge in domestic corporate import demand.

Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

2016-05-02 17:09

An Australian man has publicly identified himself as the Bitcoins creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world.

Zuma ruling, weaker dollar boost rand

2016-04-29 18:53

The rand has extended its gains against the dollar to hit a five-month high, lifted by a weaker greenback and a court ruling against scandal-beset President Jacob Zuma.

Emerging currencies gain 3rd led by Rouble on oil rebound

2016-04-29 14:36

Russia’s rouble and the rand have rallied, leading emerging-market currencies toward a third month of gains, as an advance in Brent crude boosted the energy outlook.


Rand slips as markets await US jobs data

2016-05-06 09:45

The rand has weakened against the dollar as investors positioned for a US jobs report that is likely to provide clues about the Federal Reserve's rate hike moves.

Dollar extends rally ahead of US jobs report

2016-05-06 07:27

The dollar has risen for the third straight day on the eve of a US jobs report, a key gauge for the Federal Reserve as it looks to raise interest rates.

Rand tumbles as SA downgrade concerns return

2016-05-05 15:08

The rand weakened below R15/$ to the lowest in almost a month amid increasing expectations among economists that SA’s credit rating will be cut by the end of this year.

Dollar rallies again as US services sector picks up

2016-05-05 07:33

The dollar has risen for a second straight day as data showed stronger growth in US services activity and jobs.

Dollar climbs as Fed officials talk up rate hike

2016-05-04 07:44

The dollar has rallied after comments by two regional Fed officials stoked speculation the US central bank could consider raising interest rates next month.

Rand falls as emerging-market currencies slump

2016-05-03 18:42

The rand has weakened by the most in nine weeks against the dollar to lead losses among global currencies.

Yen advances to 18-month high as dollar drops

2016-05-03 09:26

The yen has climbed to the strongest level in 18 months against the dollar as signs the Federal Reserve will delay rate hikes boosted the currency.

Recent rise in yen 'extremely worrying' - minister

2016-05-01 10:35

Japan's finance minister saus the recent sharp rise in the yen is "extremely worrying", adding Tokyo will take action when necessary.

Rand gains to five-month high versus dollar

2016-04-29 15:34

The rand has gained to its strongest level against the dollar in five months after an unexpected trade surplus in March for the first time this year.

Dollar sinks to 11-month low

2016-04-29 12:58

The dollar has headed for its lowest close in almost a year as signs of slowing growth in the US dimmed prospects for a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase.

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