Dollar faces test on path to biggest advance

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The dollar’s best month in more than a year faces one last hurdle: Janet Yellen's speech and any hint of dovishness could spur a reversal for the greenback.

Dollar pares best monthly gain since January 2015

2016-05-26 09:07

A gauge of the dollar has pared its best monthly performance since January 2015 as traders weighed the timing of Federal Reserve policy tightening.

Dollar holds gains against yen as markets turn risk-on

2016-05-25 07:42

The dollar has held gains against the yen after risk appetite among Asian investors jumped on the back of rising expectations of a rise in US borrowing costs.

Currency market shrinks as survivors turn electronic - Aite

2016-05-24 14:41

The global currency market is shrinking, and there’s a place to look for survivors - in electronic markets, according to Aite Group, a consulting firm.

Rand retreats as US rate hike expectation weighs

2016-05-24 09:50

The rand has weakened against the dollar as a bout of risk aversion triggered by lower commodity prices and expectations of a US rate hike cooled investor appetite.

Rand gains on news of no Gordhan arrest

2016-05-23 10:31

The rand has firmed after police said they have no plans to arrest Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, but traders say the unit will benefit if tensions around him eased.

Rand rallies, stocks boosted by commodity demand

2016-05-20 18:57

The rand has strengthened, shrugging off renewed dollar strength as technical factors and a recovery in risk appetite globally helped the unit recoup recent losses.

Rand steady after Sarb holds rates

2016-05-19 19:01

The rand has retreated after the rentral bank kept interest rates on hold, while stocks fell as the prices of commodities have fallen on bets of a US rate hike.

Dollar surges on bullish Fed minutes

2016-05-19 07:32

The dollar has jumped after the minutes to the Fed meeting showed the central bank far more bullish about a possible June rate hike than markets had understood.

Rand weakens to below R15.70/$

2016-05-18 08:36

The rand has backtracked after firming to R15.50 to the greenback after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan spoke out about reports of his imminent arrest.


Rand steady on rising risk appetite

2016-05-26 10:01

The rand has steadied against the dollar supported by investor appetite for riskier assets that was nonethless tempered by the possibility of a US rate hike.

Rand firmer but vulnerable amid downgrade fears

2016-05-25 10:26

The rand has firmed against the dollar on improved risk appetite, but analysts say the unit looked vulnerable to the possibility of a ratings downgrade.

Rand vulnerable beyond Sarb’s forecasts

2016-05-24 22:30

The rand provides the greatest risk to the inflation outlook and interest rate trajectory, cautions Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview notice.

Dollar rally gathers pace, commodities drop on Fed

2016-05-24 12:24

The dollar has rallied and crude oil fell with gold as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as early as next month.

Dollar holds steady vs euro, yen climbs

2016-05-24 07:40

The dollar has held steady against the euro in a market focused on Fed rate hike plans, while the yen gained after the G7 warned Japan against currency intervention.

Yen picks up after G7 currency clash

2016-05-23 07:38

The yen has picked up after the G7 wagged its finger at Japan over threats to weaken its currency, reminding Tokyo of previous commitments not to intervene in forex markets.

Dollar firm against euro, yen

2016-05-20 09:05

The dollar has little changed, holding gains against the euro while rising against the yen as a G7 finance meeting kicked off in northern Japan.

Rand steadies, focus on interest rate decision

2016-05-19 10:00

The rand has been steady but looked vulnerable to a strengthening dollar and a interest-rate decision due later in the day.

Rand regains ground after slipping on slowing CPI

2016-05-18 18:45

The rand has clawed back some gains after tumbling more than 2% to within a whisker of the 16.00 mark given the declining chance of a rate hike.

Dollar rallies on US rate hike talks

2016-05-18 07:38

The dollar has rallied broadly in Asia as a string of US economic data and bullish commentary from two Federal Reserve policymakers spurred talk of a US rate hike.

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