ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Yen's stop sign at 100 signals Japan may avoid intervention

2016-09-30 09:10

The yen’s strongest rally in eight years is running into a psychological barrier at 100.

Dollar bears say Fed hawks can’t boost rate odds

2016-09-29 09:29

Federal Reserve officials’ rhetoric will need to be more hawkish than recent pronouncements to raise the odds of higher US interest rates this year.

Yen slumps to one-week low

2016-09-29 08:52

The yen has fallen to a one-week low against the dollar as investors favoured higher-yielding assets after OPEC reached a preliminary deal that will cut production.

Yen drops as traders give first round to Clinton

2016-09-27 09:19

The yen has fallen from a one-month high as demand for havens declined after the first US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Rand shows local strife can't derail emerging market gains

2016-09-23 10:01

Despite political goings-on and low growth, the rand has returned 11% for investors selling the dollar to chase higher yields - more than twice as much as its next-best peer.

Pound gets respite as Fed signals subdued policy path

2016-09-22 11:12

The pound has advanced for a second day as the Federal Reserve maintained status quo on interest rates and scaled back the outlook for increases beyond this year.

Rand races to month high amid SABMiller inflows talk

2016-09-21 11:15

The rand has gained 1% to R13.76/$, bringing the advance in the past six days to 4.5%, the longest winning streak since March 2014.

Rand stretches rally, miners lead stocks lower

2016-09-20 19:03

The rand has surged to its highest in nearly two weeks against the dollar as an expected rate hold by the US Federal Reserve kept demand for the local currency alive.

Dollar weakens as energy stocks decline with oil

2016-09-20 10:02

The dollar has slipped versus most of its major peers ahead of the policy decisions by the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve.

Outperforming rand dips under R14/$

2016-09-20 09:00

The rand has broken through the R14/$ ceiling as the emerging market currency made its fourth straight day of gains against the dollar.

 

Rand continues puzzling decline

2016-09-30 08:45

The rand has continued its “puzzling” decline against the dollar, trading 0.24% lower at R13.90 by 08:30 on Friday.

Rand slips, stocks open higher

2016-09-29 09:25

The rand has retreated, surrendering early gains as investors remained cautious on commodity currencies despite Opec's deal to curb crude output.

Dollar halts two-day decline before durable goods

2016-09-28 09:32

A gauge of the dollar has halted a two-day decline as investors awaited a report on durable goods orders to assess the outlook for US rates.

A weaker currency is no longer economic elixir it once was

2016-09-26 08:48

Since the turn of the century, the ability of exchange-rate movements to affect trade and growth in major economies has dropped more than half, according to Goldman Sachs.

Yuan volatility wanes offshore as Hibor eases

2016-09-22 12:22

A gauge of expected price swings in the offshore yuan dropped to the lowest level in a month as a cash squeeze eased and the Fed scaled back its outlook for higher borrowing costs.

Dollar sinks, Asian stocks rally after Fed holds rates

2016-09-22 07:46

The dollar has come under fresh pressure in Asia after the Fed decided against lifting interest rates but the prospect of cheap cash for longer fed another rally in regional equity markets.

Yen drops the most this month after BoJ move

2016-09-21 09:34

The yen has fallen the most against the dollar this month after the Bank of Japan shifted the focus of its monetary policy.

Brexit-battered pound emerges as favoured

2016-09-20 15:51

The pound has fallen to a one-month low as European Union leaders hardened their rhetoric over the consequences for Britain of leaving the trading bloc.

Yen gain seen at greater risk from Fed hawks

2016-09-20 09:20

As bond investors remain glued to their screens for the Bank of Japan’s policy review decision, Tokyo’s foreign-exchange traders may be looking to the Fed Reserve.

Politics, currencies bedevil African central banks’ task

2016-09-19 13:27

Africa’s major economies are taking diverging approaches to monetary policy as they struggle to cope with volatile currencies, slumping growth and political meddling.

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