ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Rand slips as US inflation points to Fed rate hike

2015-05-22 17:43

The rand has slipped against the dollar as US consumer inflation edged up, boosting the likelihood of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve later this year.

Rand softer, bonds flat ahead of rate decision

2015-05-21 09:59

The rand has been a touch softer while government bonds were flat in cautious trading ahead of the South African Reserve Bank's decision on interest rates.

Dollar extends gains, boosted by strong data

2015-05-20 09:17

The dollar has extended its gains after getting a boost from strong housing data and expectations for more European central bank stimulus.

Rand flat, market eyes public sector wages

2015-05-19 10:41

The rand has been largely stable against the dollar in early trade, with sentiment likely to be driven mainly by the outcome of public sector wage talks.

Rand weaker against globally firmer dollar

2015-05-18 18:30

The rand has weakened against the dollar as the greenback made broad-based gains, recovering from almost four-month lows reached last week on another bad round of US economic data.

Dollar gains after four day loss streak

2015-05-18 10:02

The dollar has climbed against most peers, snapping a four day losing streak, while US equity-index futures signalled a retreat.

Rand retreats, fails to break technical barrier

2015-05-15 11:34

The rand has reversed recent gains against the dollar after failing to break technical barriers beyond a 2-week high.

Rand, bonds extend gains as US economy stutters

2015-05-14 17:51

The rand has extended gains as the dollar slipped, hit by growing concerns over the US economy.

Euro strengthens as eurozone growth picks up

2015-05-14 08:49

The euro has ticked up on the back of an improving eurozone economy, while a disappointing US retail sales report put pressure on the dollar.

Rand gains after US jobs underwhelms

2015-05-08 17:51

The rand has gained over 1% against the dollar as jobs gains in the US underwhelmed, helping to boost emerging market assets.

 

Rand gains after Sarb rates announcement

2015-05-22 09:56

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by a hawkish policy by the SA Reserve Bank, which has signalled a rate hike in the coming months.

Rand on backfoot in risk-averse trade

2015-05-20 09:31

The rand has weakened for the third day against the dollar, with the greenbank still buoyed by stronger than expected US housing data.

Rand softens as dollar rises on US housing data

2015-05-19 18:49

The rand has weakened as the dollar was buoyed by strong US housing data that revived bets of a rate hike in the world's strongest economy by year-end.

Euro stays weak on Greece worries

2015-05-19 09:00

The euro has been under pressure after tumbling in US trade on worries about the long-running talks between cash-strapped Greece and its creditors.

Rand weakens ahead of slew of data

2015-05-18 10:33

The rand has softened following a week of solid gains as the dollar bounced back ahead of a data-filled week locally and abroad.

Rand erases early losses against dollar

2015-05-15 18:07

The rand has erased early losses against the greenback and was on track for a fourth straight daily gain after weak US data knocked the dollar back.

Dollar ticks up in Asia after days of losses

2015-05-15 08:43

The dollar has ticked up against the yen and euro after days of losses linked to weak US data that have weighed on hopes for an imminent Federal Reserve rate hike.

Rand holds ground after weak US data

2015-05-14 10:33

The has rand held its ground against the dollar as investors moved back into high-yielding assets following the release of weak US retail data.

Rand backtracks on China rate cut

2015-05-11 11:34

The rand has slipped after China cut interest rates for the third time in six months, putting emerging market currencies back under pressure.

Rand steady, US jobs data in focus

2015-05-08 12:58

The rand has been steady against the dollar, with investors cautious ahead of US jobs data which may support expectations of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

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