Rand recovers from 14yr lows on trade surplus

2015-07-31 18:30

The rand touched a new 14-year low against the dollar but later turned firmer, helped by data showing a surplus in the trade balance for the second month in a row.

Dollar up on Fed rate talk, Asian markets up

2015-07-30 11:45

The dollar has pushed higher after the Federal Reserve upgraded its outlook on the US economy, while Asian shares were mostly up after a Wall Street rally.

Rand pauses ahead of Fed, jobs data

2015-07-29 10:01

The rand has been largely unchanged as investors cautiously await a US Federal Reserve policy statement and unemployment data later in the session.

Rand edges off 14-year low, China risks loom

2015-07-28 09:47

The rand has recovered slightly after touching a fresh 14-year low in the previous session as emerging markets wobble on concerns over China's economy.

Euro gets boost from eurozone growth data

2015-07-28 08:13

A rise in German business confidence and signs of a pickup in lending in Europe have given a boost to the euro.

Dollar edges down ahead of Fed meeting

2015-07-27 08:34

The dollar has been under pressure following weak US housing figures, as traders await the start of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.

Dollar hits new multi-year highs

2015-07-24 11:05

The dollar has hit fresh multi-year highs against some emerging market currencies as investors increasingly bet on a US rate hike this year.

Euro edges up in Asia as concerns ease over Greece

2015-07-24 07:56

The euro has firmed in Asian trade on easing concerns about the Greek debt crisis, while the dollar ticked higher against the yen at the expected US interest rate hike.

Rand weaker despite repo rate hike

2015-07-23 18:01

The rand has given up brief gains to trade weaker against the dollar despite the Sarb lifting interest rates.

Dollar rises as Asian markets tread water

2015-07-23 07:32

The dollar has ticked higher against the yen in Asian trade as investors position for an expected US rate hike, pushing Japanese stocks higher.


Rand edges lower as US data triggers sell-off

2015-07-31 10:42

The rand has edged weaker after tumbling to its weakest in nearly a decade and half as US GDP data bolstered the case for a Federal Reserve rate hike this year.

Rand weakens ahead of US GDP data

2015-07-30 10:05

The rand has been weakened against the dollar ahead of US GDP data that could reinforce expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

Dollar dips ahead of Fed policy statement

2015-07-29 08:58

The dollar has eased as traders remained on edge after a China stock market plunge this week and as the Federal Reserve wound up a two-day meeting.

Dollar under pressure on China equity rout

2015-07-28 09:15

The dollar has recovered slightly against the yen, although gains were limited as investors remain on edge after a sharp plunge in Chinese markets.

Rand recovers, Fed meeting in focus

2015-07-27 09:26

The rand has recovered steep recent losses as the dollar slipped, giving emerging currencies a reprieve as a recent commodity rout eased.

Rand falls to 14-year lows in sell-off

2015-07-24 19:55

The rand has fallen to a 14-year low against the dollar, taking the brunt of a sell-off in commodity currencies triggered by concerns about a slowdown in China.

Rand weakens as China growth woes weigh

2015-07-24 09:03

The rand has fallen to its weakest in more than two weeks against the dollar as concerns about growth in China overrode a boost from a interest rate increase.

Dollar slips in profit taking

2015-07-24 07:49

The dollar has sold off again staying on the defensive after last week's strong gains led to a bout of profit taking.

Rand slips, softer inflation casts rate hike doubt

2015-07-23 10:05

The rand has slipped after lower-than-expected inflation figures cast doubt on whether the South Africa Reserve Bank will lift rates.

Rand weakens after inflation data

2015-07-22 19:36

The rand has weakened against the dollar ahead of the upcoming interest rate decision and after a lower-than-expected inflation number.

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