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Egyptian pound flat at central bank sale

2014-12-21 13:22

The Egyptian pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale, but weakened on the unofficial market.

Rouble crisis sparks run on Belarus currency

2014-12-19 14:36

Belarussians have reacted with panic to the rouble's plunge, rushing to buy foreign notes as they fear a devaluation of their own currency.

Rand affected by rouble - economist

2014-12-18 11:58

The rand is being affected by the rouble's depreciation because they export similar commodities, an economist says.

Rand rallies after Fed soothes sentiment

2014-12-18 09:24

The rand has rallied against the dollar as the US Fed's statement signalling interest rates would remain near zero offered respite to emerging market currencies.

Rouble claws back some losses

2014-12-17 11:40

The embattled rouble has clawed back some losses in Asian trade after crashing to unprecedented lows.

Rouble collapses as oil prices decline

2014-12-16 15:53

Russia's central bank has raised its key interest rate in an emergency move to halt a collapse in the rouble as oil prices decline.

Rand firms after Fitch maintains rating

2014-12-15 11:54

The rand has firmed against the dollar, recouping some recent losses after ratings agency Fitch surprised markets by not downgrading its credit view.

Rand firms from 6-yr low as ratings fears abate

2014-12-12 21:01

The rand has retreated from its lowest level in six years after Standard & Poor's affirmed SA's credit ratings and said the outlook for the country remains stable.

Rand pauses ahead of ratings decision

2014-12-12 09:52

The rand has been unchanged against the US dollar, after falling 1% in the previous session, following chronic power cuts which underline economic frailty.

Rand on shaky ground ahead of ratings reviews

2014-12-11 10:52

The rand has traded sideways against the dollar after falling to fresh six year lows the day before, with the market bracing for a downgrade.

JSE posts biggest daily loss in a year

2014-12-09 19:03

Shares in Johannesburg have plunged more than 2%, the biggest one-day drop in a year, as falling oil and commodity prices depressed sentiment.

Rand weaker as power supply falters again

2014-12-08 10:13

The rand has weakened against the dollar, hit by on-going power constraints and weaker-than-expected Chinese trade data.

Rand on the ropes as economy weighs

2014-12-05 10:21

The rand has traded within reach of the previous day's three-week lows against the dollar, weighed down by concerns over the impact of the power crunch.

Rand dip adds to gloomy economic outlook

2014-12-05 08:00

The rand has given up some of its earlier gains after power utility Eskom said it would implement power cuts, adding to the gloomy outlook for the economy.

Dollar up in Asia after positive Fed report

2014-12-04 10:25

The dollar has edged closer to ¥120 after the Federal Reserve published an upbeat outlook on the US economy.

Rand weakens against dollar

2014-12-03 18:26

The rand has weakened against a rising dollar, tracking a euro under pressure from bets that the European Central Bank will announce stimulus plans.

Rand steadies against dollar after sharp fall

2014-12-03 09:59

The rand has hovered near its previous day's close against the dollar and is expected to continue taking direction from global currency moves.

Rand, bonds weaken as dealers look offshore

2014-12-02 10:03

The rand and government bonds have weakened but stayed within ranges as a thin domestic data calendar caused dealers to look offshore for direction.

Rand extends losses on deficit shocker

2014-12-01 10:04

The rand has extended losses against the dollar, tumbling towards fresh three-week lows after weaker exports underscored the growing fragility of the economy.

Rand outperforms oil-linked units on Brent dive

2014-11-28 10:23

The rand has dipped against the dollar but still outperformed oil-linked developing currencies that suffered as the Brent crude price sank to four-year lows.

Firmer rand eyes producer inflation data

2014-11-27 10:03

The rand has firmed, holding on to gains it made in the previous session when the dollar dipped on data that showed the pace of US economic growth was slowing.

Nigeria's naira touches record low

2014-11-26 20:16

The naira has hit a record low against the dollar, a day after the central bank devalued it by 8%, complicating efforts to contain inflation.

Dollar's yen rally stalls in Asia

2014-11-26 09:02

The yen has risen against the dollar as a recent sell-off in the unit ran out of steam following mixed US economic data.

Rand vulnerable ahead of growth data

2014-11-25 09:44

The rand has been on the back foot against the dollar, weakening as investors treaded cautiously before the release of key GDP data.

Rand weaker ahead of GDP data

2014-11-24 18:40

The rand has inched lower against the dollar as investors held-off bets and took in profits ahead of domestic and overseas GDP data.

 

Defending rouble costs Russia $400bn

2014-12-19 15:15

Defending the rouble has cost Russia $80bn this year and while the slide has only been slowed, it looks all right by any yardstick of whether reserves are adequate.

Rand consolidates post-Fed gains

2014-12-19 11:13

The rand has consolidated recent gains against the dollar as positive sentiment towards emerging markets continued to favour local assets.

New Zim coins now in circulation

2014-12-18 10:23

Zimbabwean banks have already started circulating the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s imported bond coins, expected to ease the country's small change problem.

Rouble rises as Russia acts to halt collapse

2014-12-18 09:15

The rouble has made gains against the dollar and the euro after the Russian government pledged to defend the currency after it plunged to record lows.

Rouble crisis could shake Putin's grip

2014-12-17 09:28

Russia's failure to halt the collapse of the rouble has left President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power.

Sterling hits 3-week low to euro

2014-12-16 11:55

Sterling has hit a three-week low against the euro, while gilt yields have dipped, after data showed British inflation had fallen to a 12-year low in November.

Safe-heaven yen firms in Asia

2014-12-15 08:20

The yen has firmed against the dollar and the euro in Asian trade as sliding oil prices provoked growth concerns.

Rouble hits new record lows despite rate hike

2014-12-12 10:45

The rouble has fallen to record lows as oil prices also sank, despite Russia's central bank hiking its interest rate in an attempt to halt the currency's plunge.

Dollar rises as confidence in US economy grows

2014-12-12 08:36

The dollar has risen against other currencies in Asia as a strong US retail sales report reinforced investor confidence.

Rand pulls back from 6-year low

2014-12-10 09:21

The rand has firmed against the dollar, pulling away from a six-year low, although market watchers expected pressure to resume depending on inflation data.

Rand/dollar at 6-year low on deficit news

2014-12-08 12:21

The rand has fallen to its worst level against the dollar in six years after SA's third-quarter deficit widened more than market expectations.

Dollar, oil spread at 5-year high

2014-12-08 10:12

The gap between crude oil prices and the dollar has grown to its widest since the global crisis five years ago.

Euro holds up afer rallying on ECB decision

2014-12-05 08:04

The euro has held up against other major currencies in Asia after rallying on the European Central Bank's decision not to expand stimulus for now.

Rand under pressure as euro weakens

2014-12-04 09:11

The rand has weakened almost 1% against a rising dollar, tracking a euro under pressure from bets that the ECB will announce more monetary stimulus.

Rouble hits record low

2014-12-03 12:23

The rouble has turned back down, reaching new record lows against the dollar and the euro as trading began, before recovering slightly.

Dollar creeps towards fresh seven-year yen high

2014-12-03 08:45

The dollar has crept towards ¥120 yen and a new seven-year high as a batch of encouraging US data showed further improvement.

Dollar holds up, rouble rebounds

2014-12-02 08:53

The dollar has held steady in Asia after sliding on a rebound in oil prices, while the rouble bounced back after its biggest one-day fall in 16 years.

Dollar up in Asia on weak oil prices

2014-12-01 09:19

The dollar has notched up further gains against the yen in Asia as investors embraced lower oil prices as a plus for the US economy.

Russian rouble hits historic lows on Opec move

2014-11-28 09:19

The rouble has slumped to historic lows against both the dollar and euro in the wake of the Opec oil cartel's decision to leave its output ceiling unchanged.

Euro slips in Asia on ECB official's comments

2014-11-27 09:04

The euro has lost more ground in Asia after a European Central Bank official's dovish comments boosted speculation about further easing measures.

Rand firmer but vulnerable to US data

2014-11-26 09:45

The has firmed slightly against the dollar, although it was likely to come under renewed pressure as signs of a US economic recovery boosted the dollar.

Rand firmer as economy improves in Q3

2014-11-25 18:26

The rand has strengthened against the dollar after the latest GDP data showed the strongest quarterly growth since late last year.

Yen edges up in Asia on BoJ chief comments

2014-11-25 08:58

The yen has risen in Asia after the head of the Bank of Japan indicated concern about the negative impact of its recent weakness on the country's economy.

Rand slightly firmer but GDP data poses risk

2014-11-24 09:55

The rand has traded close to last week's three-week high, although market watchers expected pressure as load shedding rekindled concerns about an ailing economy.

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