ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Rand flat, shrugs off govt sale of Vodacom stake

2015-07-01 10:18

The rand has been flat against the dollar, shrugging off news that the government hassold off its stake in Vodacom to raise money for troubled Eskom.

Rand stabilises but Greece still poses risk

2015-06-30 10:26

The rand has been off two-week lows against the dollar helped by short-covering from oversold levels, but remains vulnerable to Greece's debt woes.

Rand weakens sharply in Greece-related sell-off

2015-06-29 09:19

The rand has fallen more than 1% against the dollar as the looming prospect of a default by debt-ridden Greece sent investors scurrying from risky assets.

Rand weaker as inflation pressure weighs

2015-06-26 09:39

The rand has drifted back near one-week lows as inflationary pressures weighed, with rising consumer prices increasing the likelihood of a hike in lending rates.

Rand softer on Greece fears

2015-06-24 10:18

The rand has been slightly on the back foot against the dollar, as investors remain nervous about the global fallout from a possible Greek debt default.

Sterling's rise could see BoE hold rates longer

2015-06-23 19:00

A surge in sterling on robust British economic data and safe-haven demand has raised questions over whether the Bank of England will begin lifting interest rates quickly.

Euro drops as investors wait for Greek deal

2015-06-23 08:32

The euro has slipped with investors adjusting positions as they wait for new developments in Greek debt talks.

Rand gets boost on Greek deal hopes

2015-06-22 09:34

The rand has inched close to a one-month high as hopes of a breakthrough in the Greek debt crisis supported emerging markets assets.

Rand pauses ahead of Greece talks

2015-06-19 10:22

The rand has been largely unchanged as a brief rally on hopes of a delayed US interest rate hike fizzled out and investors await the latest on Greece's debt crisis.

Rand pulls back after hitting two-week high

2015-06-18 10:04

The rand has retreated after touching its strongest level in two weeks when the Fed hinted it would wait to hike interest rates, boosting emerging market currencies.

 

Euro holds steady after Greece defaults

2015-07-01 08:25

The euro has held steady in Asia as traders shrugged off the widely expected default by Greece, with focus now turning to the weekend's referendum.

Euro slips back as Greek default looms

2015-06-30 08:39

The euro has eased in Asian trade, hours before a debt repayment deadline that Greece is expected to miss, fanning fears it will crash out of the eurozone.

Euro drops below $1.1 as Greek exit risks grow

2015-06-29 07:31

The European single currency has briefly dropped below $1.1 as investors grow concerned Greece is headed for a debt default and a possible eurozone exit.

Rand in narrow range as Greece in spotlight

2015-06-25 10:40

The rand has been largely flat against the dollar, while investors tracked ongoing negotiations aimed at averting Greece's debt problems.

Euro pressured as focus returns to US rates

2015-06-24 09:15

The euro has been under pressure as investors' confidence on a Greek debt deal allowed focus to shift to the prospects of higher US interest rates ahead.

Rand dips ahead of Reserve Bank data

2015-06-23 10:54

The rand has been weaker against the dollar ahead of the release of the Reserve Bank's quarterly bulletin, which will provide data on the current account deficit.

Rand firmer in globally risk-on market

2015-06-22 17:42

The rand has climbed to its strongest against the dollar in more than three weeks, helped by cautious optimism that talks aimed at averting a Greek debt default will succeed.

Euro rises on hopes for Greek debt deal

2015-06-22 08:40

The euro has risen against other major currencies as new reform proposals by Greece fuelled optimism that Athens may be able to clinch a bailout deal.

Rand at 3-week high after Fed holds off rate hike

2015-06-18 17:27

The rand has strengthened by more than 1% versus the dollar to a three-week high after the US Federal Reserve postponed hiking interest rates.

Dollar under pressure as Fed chief signals slow rate hike

2015-06-18 08:23

The dollar has weakened as Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen pointed to weakness in the US economy and cautioned that any rises in interest rates would be slow.

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