What's the harm?

2017-02-19 06:02

Contrary to popular belief, the collusive damage wrought by 17 banks may be relatively minor.

Pound drops as retail sales unexpectedly fall

2017-02-17 12:44

The pound has dropped by the most in more than two weeks as a report showed retail sales unexpectedly fell for a third month in January.

Rand strength to ease petrol price hike in March – AA

2017-02-15 11:29

The AA says rising international petroleum prices are being offset by a stronger rand, which has been trading 1% firmer at R13.02 to the dollar.

Dollar pauses as technicals weigh before Yellen testimony

2017-02-13 14:22

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has been little changed and major currencies mostly followed technical signals amid buoyant risk sentiment Monday.

Dollar, Asia markets rally on Trump tax plan promise

2017-02-10 07:33

The dollar has extended a rally after Donald Trump said he would release details of a "phenomenal" tax-cut plan, sending Asian stock markets soaring on hopes it will ramp up the US economy.

4 graphs to show how jittery rand gets ahead of SONA

2017-02-09 15:44

Four graphs of movements in the rand/dollar exchange rate over the past four years reveal how jittery the currency gets ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address.

Euro under pressure, but major Asia markets bounce

2017-02-08 14:09

The euro has struggled on increasing uncertainty about France's political outlook and fears of another debt crisis brewing in Greece.

Dollar strengthens, Europe stocks set for losses

2017-02-07 10:27

The dollar has strengthened and gold halted a three-day rally as investors eased up after political uncertainty sent them toward haven assets.

The world's base currency gets as injection of political risk

2017-02-01 18:31

Currency traders have long been used to analysing political risk - just not so much when it comes to the US dollar.

Yuan's gain surprises Trump, incoming China ambassador says

2017-02-01 10:46

Donald Trump probably hasn’t followed through on campaign pledges to label China a currency manipulator because the yuan’s been stronger than he anticipated.


Competition Commission names 'currency colluders'

2017-02-17 13:41

The affidavit filed by the Competition Commission regarding currency price fixing by banks names the alleged rogue traders implicated.

Strong possibility rand can test R12.80/$ - TreasuryOne

2017-02-15 14:55

The rand has raced to a near 20-month high amid positive sentiment towards emerging market currencies and as the Fed's mildly hawkish stance failed to hold back markets.

Rand eyes R13/$ as EM sentiment turns positive

2017-02-14 16:10

The rand, together with other emerging market currencies, has been firmly on the front foot, with the local unit strengthening 2% against the greenback.

Robust rand brushes off Zuma's SONA

2017-02-10 11:18

The rand was on firmer footing on Friday morning, after showing some jitters earlier on Thursday in anticipation of President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation address.

Rand recovers after SONA chaos, now focus turns to Budget

2017-02-09 19:54

Rand firms to under R13.40/$ following President Jacob Zuma's SONA after reacting sharply on scuffles inside and outside the National Assembly.

Rand treads water as violence threat hangs over SONA

2017-02-09 11:19

Any real violence between political parties ahead of and during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address will have a negative impact on the rand, says an analyst.

Rand jittery ahead of SONA

2017-02-08 11:37

The rand has pierced through the R13.41/$ resistance level and traded significantly weaker as SA prepares for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

Dollar struggles in Asia after Fed, markets tepid

2017-02-02 07:43

The dollar has edged down in Asian trade after an uninspiring statement from the Fed's latest policy meeting while uncertainty over Donald Trump's presidency acted as a drag on markets.

Dollar rises on jobs data as global stocks rally

2017-02-01 15:38

The dollar has strengthened as US companies added more jobs than forecast in January, and an upbeat mood in Europe’s corporate sphere underpinned a rebound in global stocks.

Dollar holds losses after White House trade comments

2017-02-01 07:42

The dollar have struggled in Asia after the previous day's hefty sell-off as Donald Trump and one of his key economic advisers again hit out at other nations using their weaker currencies to gain a trade advantage.

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