Pound set for decline as markets brace for BoE cut

2016-07-29 13:00

The pound is on course for a third monthly decline as investors anticipate monetary-policy easing from the Bank of England.

Yen soars, Asia stocks hit as Bank of Japan frustrates

2016-07-29 07:44

The yen has soared and Asian stock markets slipped as the Bank of Japan's small adjustments to its stimulus programme disappointed traders who expected a big boost.

Dollar down after Fed as Tokyo leads Asia sell-off

2016-07-28 07:51

The dollar has sank after the Federal Reserve indicated it would take a slow, measured approach to any interest rate hikes, while Tokyo led Asian markets lower.

Yen set for best days since Brexit result

2016-07-26 12:27

The yen has headed for its biggest gain since the Brexit result as traders scaled back expectations for a boost to fiscal stimulus.

Steady rand eyes US rates move for direction

2016-07-25 10:50

The rand is currently range-bound between R14.20 and R14.40 to the dollar, ahead of the US Federal Reserve announcement, which could affect its levels.

Rand steady after Sarb keeps rates on hold

2016-07-22 09:40

The rand has held its ground against the dollar as expectations that domestic interest rates would remain high this year attracted investors seeking higher yield.

Yen edges down after 'helicopter money' rally

2016-07-22 08:48

The yen has edged lower after a rally in New York sparked by Japan's central bank chief dashing hopes for so-called 'helicopter money' stimulus.

Pound drops to lowest level ahead of labour data

2016-07-20 09:29

The pound has touched a one-week low versus the dollar before a report that economists say will show claims for unemployment benefits increased in June.

Dollar climbs ahead of data showing housing sector resilient

2016-07-19 14:23

Goldman Sachs Group has posted a 74% increase in second-quarter profit as legal costs fell and fixed-income revenue surpassed analysts’ estimates.

Yen loses post-Brexit gains

2016-07-19 08:49

The yen has briefly wiped out all of the gains in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with central bank stimulus speculation holding back the unit.


Burgernomics: Big Mac Index shows rand should be R5.85/$

2016-07-29 07:54

There’s little dispute that the rand is undervalued against other currencies, however, there is disagreement about the true extent thereof.

Dollar declines on Fed outlook as S&P 500 futures, Facebook gain

2016-07-28 13:46

European and Asian currency markets have reacted to signals from the Federal Reserve that it will maintain a gradual approach to raising interest rates.

Pound falls as traders look beyond growth data

2016-07-27 15:08

The pound has fallen as traders looked beyond stronger-than-forecast UK growth data and turned their attention to the Fed Reserve's decision.

Pound slides on reports BOE favours immediate stimulus

2016-07-26 12:11

The pound has dropped against its 16 major peers after Bank of England policy maker Martin Weale said he’s begun to favour immediate stimulus for the UK economy.

Dollar maintains 2-wk gain versus Yen ahead of Fed, BOJ meet

2016-07-25 08:52

The dollar has added to a two-week gain against the yen amid speculation the Fed will signal policy makers are on course to raise interest rates.

Pound set for weekly gain

2016-07-22 09:11

The pound is heading for a weekly gain before the release of data that will show the UK services sector contracted in July for the first time since records began in 2013.

Yen climbs on Kuroda as European stocks fall

2016-07-21 12:30

The yen has extended gains after Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda dismissed the use of so-called helicopter money as stimulus.

Dollar higher amid talk of more easing from ECB, BOE

2016-07-20 07:52

The dollar has pushed higher against the pound and euro, amid more speculation of further easing from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.

Pound falls as traders await UK inflation data

2016-07-19 09:02

The pound has fallen before a report economists say will show that the UK’s annual inflation rate rose in June.

Rand at strongest level against pound in over a year

2016-07-19 08:42

The rand is trading at its highest level in over a year against the pound, as Turkey’s failed coup saw global markets bounce back from their risk-induced levels.

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