ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Rand steady, government bonds weak

2015-03-27 10:10

Government bonds have weakened after the Reserve Bank signalled inflationary pressures are narrowing its scope to pause hiking interest rates.

Rand extends losses on dollar strength

2015-03-26 17:05

The rand has extended losses against the dollar, despite a hawkish monetary policy statement, mainly reflecting broad-based strength of the greenback.

Rand slips against dollar, resurgent euro

2015-03-25 18:36

The rand has weakened against the US dollar ahead of an interest rate decision by the central bank, although the currency remained in sight of recent three week highs.

Rand rides on euro gains

2015-03-24 09:37

The rand has steadied against the dollar after pushing firmer than R12.00 overnight, helped by a stronger euro after the Fed signalled a gradual rate hike.

Rand steadies, market awaits rates announcement

2015-03-23 09:08

The rand has been largely steady, with market players anticipating few ripples from the Reserve Bank's upcoming interest rate decision.

Rand firms as dollar bulls take back seat

2015-03-20 18:03

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, shaking off a credit downgrade to Eskom as emerging markets currencies took advantage of a weaker greenback.

Eskom casts shadow as rand steadies

2015-03-20 09:47

The rand has steadied but remains vulnerable after falling sharply on the announcement that Standard & Poor's have downgraded Eskom to junk status.

Rand falls sharply losing post-Fed gains

2015-03-19 18:40

The rand has fallen sharply, surrendering most of the gains made in the previous session when the US Federal Reserve dampened expectations of an imminent interest rate increase.

Rand surrenders some of its strong post-Fed gains

2015-03-19 10:16

The rand has given back some of the strong gains notched overnight after a more dovish than expected statement from the Federal Reserve.

Dovish Fed sinks dollar, gives euro big boost

2015-03-19 05:34

The Federal Reserve has sent the dollar tumbling with a surprisingly dovish forecast for growth and interest rates, even as it moved closer to a midyear rate hike.

 

Yen resumes Yemen crisis rally

2015-03-27 08:56

The yen has resumed its rally after getting a boost in US trade over fears that the Yemen crisis will explode into a wider Middle East conflict.

Rand seen weakening in risk-off trade

2015-03-26 09:13

The rand has been a shade softer against the dollar and was seen weakening further after escalating tensions in the Middle East hit investor appetite.

Rand at 3-week high against dollar

2015-03-24 17:53

The rand is on the upswing, extending gains to a new three-week high to a dollar weighed down on expectations the Federal Reserve will delay an interest rate hike to September.

US multinationals suffer from strong dollar

2015-03-23 12:45

The surging value of the US dollar may be posing a threat to US corporate earnings since the financial crisis, hurting results at most US-based multinationals.

Euro slips ahead of Greek debt talks

2015-03-23 08:16

The euro has dipped ahead of more talks aimed at solving Greece's debt crisis, while investors also eye a slate of speeches by Federal Reserve officials.

Euro up after Greece agreement

2015-03-20 13:36

The euro has pushed higher after Greece's promise to provide new plans to reform its bailout, while Shanghai stocks continue their rally towards a seven-year high.

Euro edges up in Asia after Greece promise

2015-03-20 08:34

The euro has ticked higher after Greece promised to provide its creditors with a new list of reforms to secure crucial bailout cash.

Cees Bruggemans on the state of SA’s economy

2015-03-19 10:49

Independent economist Cees Bruggemans assesses the state of South Africa’s economy in light of the most recent figures coming from quarter four in 2014.

Dollar pressured after Fed interest rate talk

2015-03-19 08:56

The dollar has struggled to recover after diving on comments from the US Federal Reserve that cooled expectations of an early summer interest rate hike.

Rand firms after CPI falls sharply

2015-03-18 18:53

The rand has firmed against the dollar as consumer inflation slowed sharply, drawing buyers into the market before a much awaited policy statement on rates by the US Federal Reserve.

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