Rand under pressure as risk appetite wanes

2014-04-24 09:24

The rand is still under pressure after breaching the key R10.6000 mark to two-and-a-half week lows, with Ukraine fears seen keeping risk appetite in check.

Rand softer, could get boost from higher CPI

2014-04-23 10:40

The rand has lost ground against the dollar, although traders expect it to recover later, if inflation comes in higher than expected.

Strike, Ukraine put pressure on rand

2014-04-22 09:34

The rand has been largely flat as trading resumes after the Easter break, with Amcu's strike and turmoil in Ukraine posing downward risks for the currency.

Putin speeds up Crimea's switch to rouble

2014-04-17 12:26

Russian president Vladimir Putin says the country would speed up the process of switching Crimea's banking system to the rouble.

Rand set to snap losing streak

2014-04-16 19:12

The rand looks set to to tick up as investor sentiment towards emerging markets received a boost from solid Chinese growth data.

Rand recoups losses after China data

2014-04-16 10:07

The rand has firmed after Chinese growth came in above expectations, but failed to take big strides as this was not enough to quell fears of a China slowdown.

Rand slips as global factors weigh

2014-04-15 09:51

The rand has weakened slightly as the dollar regained some strength after upbeat US retail sales data buoyed the greenback.

Rand retreats to week low

2014-04-14 11:01

The rand has weakened against the dollar, extending its retreat from a recent rally as it tracked a lower euro amid broad investor aversion to risky assets.

Rand rally loses steam after biotech sell-off

2014-04-11 09:59

The rand weakened slightly, losing some of its recent momentum after a major sell-off of US biotech shares reduced investors' broader appetite for risky assets.

Rand hits new highs after Fed comments

2014-04-10 10:14

The rand scaled new 2014 peaks, extending gains from the previous session after the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve.

Rand holds near 2014 high

2014-04-09 09:33

The rand looks unlikely to make any major moves until the afternoon as investors await minutes of the latest US Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.

Rand scales fresh 2014 high

2014-04-08 18:38

The rand has extended gains as emerging markets continued to take advantage of a weaker US currency.

Dollar slips on long easy-money prospects

2014-04-08 09:03

The dollar has fallen modestly against most major currencies as analysts saw little immediate prospect for tighter US monetary policy.

Rand, bonds steady against the dollar

2014-04-07 11:11

The rand has held steady after a sharp rally at the end of last week took the currency and benchmark bonds to multi-month highs.

Bitcoin boss flees Cyprus - reports

2014-04-04 10:30

The boss of a Bitcoin company in Cyprus has fled abroad days after it suddenly stopped operations, in a blow to the virtual currency's once vaunted prospects.

Rand softer as emerging market appetite wilts

2014-04-03 09:38

The rand has touched its weakest level in a week and government bonds fell as sentiment towards emerging currencies turned negative ahead of an ECB statement.

Euro boosted by Yellen, yen sinks

2014-04-02 10:27

The euro gained against the dollar after a dovish speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, while the yen fell on a disappointingly small rise

Rand stuck near three-month high

2014-04-01 18:26

The rand has weakened against the dollar, pulling back slightly from a three-month high as momentum slowed as the unit tracked the euro currency.


Neither the government nor the Reserve Bank can do a great deal to help the rand, says Edward Ingram, a retired financial adviser and founder of the macro-economic design group IngramSure.

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European stocks rise ahead of packed week

2014-03-31 13:44

Europe's main stock markets mostly fell, awaiting monetary policy decisions from the European Central Bank and US jobs data towards the end of the week.

Euro-dollar stable ahead of inflation data

2014-03-30 15:32

The euro-dollar rate was little changed ahead of crucial data on eurozone inflation, while the yen slipped against the dollar.

Zambia's Kwacha hits new record low

2014-03-28 16:04

Zambia's kwacha hit a new record low against the dollar as exporters held off on selling the dollar on speculation the local currency would weaken further.

Rand firms recent high against dollar

2014-03-27 10:38

The rand has edged towards its highest in a week, as global risk sentiment remains supportive and investors priced in tighter monetary policy later in the year.

UK to sign yuan clearing deal with China

2014-03-26 15:43

Britain and China will sign an agreement to set up the first clearing service for renminbi trading outside Asia, putting London in a prime position.

Euro firm despite hints of deflation

2014-03-26 09:10

The euro has held up against the US dollar, despite hints from the European Central Bank that it is preparing moves to fight deflation.


Rand remains under pressure

2014-04-23 19:15

The rand has extended losses against the dollar, keeping in step with its emerging market peers.

Rand at week low vs dollar

2014-04-22 19:06

The rand has fallen against the greenback as renewed concerns over Ukraine put pressure on emerging markets.

Rand halts five straight losses

2014-04-17 17:56

The rand has been firmer against the dollar after five prior straight losses as dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve weighed on the greenback.

Rand holds steady before long weekend

2014-04-17 09:20

The rand has firmed within a recent range, trading sideways for a second session as investors avoid taking big positions ahead of the long weekend.

Naira falls on dollar demand

2014-04-16 17:16

The naira has weakened against the dollar on the interbank market, with the dollar in demand as importers sought to meet their foreign exchange needs.

Rand softer on Ukraine, China fears

2014-04-15 18:11

The rand has weakened against the dollar as the market fretted about what is expected to be weaker Chinese growth data and escalating tensions in Ukraine.

Weak rand SA's bitter remedy for recovery

2014-04-14 14:56

Rand weakness is the bitter medicine necessary to help repair the South African economy over time, an analyst has told Fin24.

Rand holds steady after highs

2014-04-11 18:35

The rand has been firm against the dollar as a global emerging market sell-off halted rand bulls.

Rand eyes 10.25 against greenback

2014-04-10 18:53

The rand has touched fresh three-month highs as investors flocked into emerging markets, while the dollar struggled against a basket of major currencies.

Rand slightly firmer against dollar

2014-04-09 18:32

The rand has tested fresh highs for the year against the dollar ahead of the release of minutes for the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.

Marcus: Rand volatility to continue

2014-04-08 20:24

The SA Reserve Bank expects volatility in the rand to continue although it does not believe intervening in the market would be effective, says governor Gill Marcus.

Rand hits strongest level in 2014

2014-04-08 09:43

The rand has hit its strongest level against the dollar in early trading as positive momentum continued for riskier emerging market currencies.

Rand firms against easing dollar

2014-04-07 18:18

The rand has firmed slightly against a dollar weakened by non-farm US payroll data, but it remained within recent ranges.

Rand hits three-month high

2014-04-04 18:34

The rand hit a three-month high against the dollar on Friday, gaining in a knee-jerk reaction to a US jobs report that slightly missed market expectations.

Rand trending weaker

2014-04-03 20:02

The rand has slipped against the dollar and looks vulnerable ahead of a US jobs report that may leave it lower against the US currency.

Rand edges lower ahead of data

2014-04-02 18:42

The rand has weakened as mining strike concerns lingered but investors remained wary ahead of a US jobs report.

Rand steady, sees risk appetite boost

2014-04-02 10:19

The rand has been stable against the dollar in early trade, backed by global risk appetite, despite a fair amount of demand for the dollar.


Talk of the economy needing more foreign investments to balance the shortfall in exports is nonsense, according to Fin24 columnist Edward Ingram.

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Rand: Fed comments boost emerging markets

2014-04-01 10:28

The rand hovered around a three month high against the dollar as emerging markets were supported by comments from the U.S. central bank.

Rand firms against dollar after credit growth

2014-03-31 09:37

The rand has edged up to its firmest level this year against the dollar, after stronger than expected credit growth data backed the case for more rate hikes.

Renminbi hub in Frankfurt will boost trade

2014-03-30 14:43

A decision to make Frankfurt a European hub for financial transactions in the Chinese currency will give new momentum to trade between the two economic powers.

Rand backtracks but still buoyant

2014-03-28 09:36

The rand has backtracked slightly from an almost three-month high but still looks solid as other emerging market currencies firmed amid renewed investor appetite.

Rand firms against dollar

2014-03-26 18:40

The rand has edged up against the dollar as global risk appetite improved, but market analysts said it could end the week on the back foot.

Rand at week high against dollar

2014-03-26 09:37

The rand has touched its strongest in a week against the dollar, as a recovery in global sentiment boosts riskier, high-yielding assets.

Rand steady against weakened dollar

2014-03-25 09:52

The rand has held within a recent range against the dollar as concerns about economic growth in the United States knocked the greenback off its recent highs.

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