ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Rand firms slightly on better risk sentiment

2015-08-28 09:50

The rand has inched up against the dollar in early trade as global markets continued their recovery.

Euro as new haven moves opposite to stocks

2015-08-27 09:32

The tumble in equity markets in the past week has boosted the euro, confirming its new-found status as a haven asset.

Yen under pressure after Wall Street rally

2015-08-27 08:58

The yen has faced selling pressure as investors' fears over China's economy began to ease, and as equity markets rebounded.

What’s different about rand plunge this time?

2015-08-26 21:15

When the rand fell to its previous record in 2001, it fuelled export-led growth that lasted until the global financial crisis. That isn’t happening this time.

Dollar ticks up after China moves to calm market turmoil

2015-08-26 08:42

The dollar has ticked up against the yen as Chinese authorities moved to shore up the world's number two economy and reverse a global stock market bloodbath.

Yen falls, official calls rally abrupt

2015-08-25 10:36

The yen has fallen against the dollar for the first time in five days after a Ministry of Finance official said the currency’s rally had been 'abrupt.'

5 reasons why the rand is battling

2015-08-24 16:35

There's blood in the markets and emerging markets are the worst affected, say the analysts at Overberg Asset Management.

Market slump may persist until US rates rise, SA bank says - as it happened

2015-08-24 10:00

The dollar has slumped against the euro while the Dow plummeted as Chinese equities fell the most since 2007, sending shockwaves from the US to South Africa.

Currency devaluations put Africa on backfoot

2015-08-21 13:39

Currency devaluations from Kazakhstan to China are heaping pressure on African central banks to relinquish control of their exchange rates as they run down reserves.

Weak rand a boon for battling Zim consumers

2015-08-21 10:21

The falling rand is a blessing in disguise for struggling Zimbabweans, as dollars now buy more in goods and services and travel to SA has become more affordable.

 

Dollar ticks up after upbeat US growth figures

2015-08-28 09:00

The dollar has stayed firm against the yen after upbeat US growth data suggested the world's top economy was weathering a slowdown in China.

Rand firmer as risk appetite returns

2015-08-27 09:27

The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar, as recently battered emerging markets continue to benefit from China's moves to support its economy.

Dollar gains as Wall St rebounds from 6-day rout

2015-08-27 07:55

The dollar broadly has strengthened as a strong US equities rally snapped a six-day rout, signaling resilience in the face of China's woes that have roiled markets.

Rand stretches recovery after China cuts rates

2015-08-26 10:08

The rand has extended its recovery along with fellow emerging markets after Chinese authorities cut interest rates to support the country's wavering economy.

Why Zim firms prefer the rand

2015-08-25 17:31

The dollar is a double-edged sword for Zimbabwe and businesses should consider quoting for goods in rands as it may ease liquidity, says a prominent Zim businessman.

Rand firms on Sarb talk of curbing volatility

2015-08-25 10:31

The rand has pulled back from record lows against the dollar after the Reserve Bank said it would consider intervening to ease excessive volatility.

Rand plunge creates inflation fear factor for Sarb

2015-08-24 13:23

The SA Reserve Bank will be keeping a careful eye on the rand, while analysts speculate on a further interest rate hike following the currency's dramatic plunge.

Euro, yen rally telling about Fed rate hike

2015-08-24 09:15

The euro and yen are rallying as if currency traders don’t believe the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month.

Rand on the ropes as China fuels risk aversion

2015-08-21 12:37

The rand has traded within striking distance of the previous day's 14-year low against the dollar, weighed down by signs of slowing growth in China.

Dollar takes a hit on global growth jitters

2015-08-21 07:59

Currency traders have sold the dollar in Asian trading as confidence in the global economy headed south and hopes for a September US interest rate hike faded.

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