ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

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.

Rand holds on to gains on no rate change

2014-11-21 09:48

The rand has held on to the previous day's gains against the dollar, after the Reserve Bank left interest rates unchanged but indicated they would have to rise eventually.

Rand a touch softer, eyes inflation data

2014-11-19 09:15

The rand has retreated slightly against the dollar, although traders did not expect it to break out of current ranges.

Rand, bonds hold steady

2014-11-18 11:10

The rand has held steady against the dollar as it waited for direction from abroad, while lower oil prices and Japan's slip into recession supported government debt.

Rand ends week firmer

2014-11-14 18:47

The rand has gained nearly 0.6% to 11.1445/$ as importers took advantage of the current levels.

Rand firmer as mining output surprises

2014-11-13 19:19

The rand has edged slightly firmer against the dollar after a surprise expansion in mining output provided a rare piece of good news.

Rand softens on expected negative mining data

2014-11-13 09:31

The rand has weakened against the dollar as investors braced for official data expected to show falling output in the mining sector.

Rand slips ahead of retail sales data

2014-11-12 09:48

The rand has edged weaker against the dollar ahead of a retail sales report, giving up the slight gains after manufacturing output beat market expectations.

Rand, bonds pause as dollar stabilises

2014-11-11 09:27

The rand has steadied against the dollar, after opening the week strongly as emerging markets continued to rally in the wake of US jobs data.

Rand, bonds firm after weeks of selling

2014-11-10 17:57

The rand has pulled back from five-week lows against the dollar as softer-than-expected US jobs numbers buoyed risky assets globally.

Dollar dips as rate hike hopes fade

2014-11-10 09:55

The dollar has weakened in Asia after surging to seven-year highs last week, after a US jobs report dampened hopes for a sooner-than-expected US rate hike.

Russian rouble hits new lows

2014-11-07 17:47

The Russian rouble has slipped to new lows, falling to almost 48.5 against the dollar and to below 60 roubles against the euro.

Euro struggles in Asia after ECB measures

2014-11-07 09:33

The euro has struggled to recover against the dollar in Asia after hitting a more than two-year low in New York.

Rand stable ahead of ECB meeting

2014-11-06 10:36

The rand has pulled back from its weakest level in three weeks to edge firmer against the dollar, ahead of a much-anticipated European Central Bank policy meeting.

Rand weakens, focus mainly offshore

2014-11-05 09:40

The rand has weakened against a stronger dollar, although trade was light as investors await the outcome of a European Central Bank policy meeting.

Rand firms after selloff

2014-11-04 09:55

The rand has firmed as currency bears took a breather after selling at the start of the week and as global markets stabilised.

Rand on the retreat as China data weighs

2014-11-03 18:12

The rand has kicked-off the week on the back foot as the currency slipped to its weakest level in two weeks against a bullish dollar.

US dollar trades near seven-year high

2014-11-03 09:14

The US dollar has traded near a seven-year high against the yen after Japan's surprise decision last week to widen its stimulus.

Yen plunges to near seven-year low

2014-10-31 11:05

The yen has plunged to a near seven-year low after the Bank of Japan announced that it would expand its already vast asset-purchasing programme.

Rand bounces back against a firm dollar

2014-10-30 18:14

The rand has firmed against the dollar as the reserve bank defended its inflation targeting policy, saying it was the best approach to reducing price pressures.

Rand firms ahead of US Fed speech

2014-10-29 18:17

The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar as markets await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting on its direction regarding interest rates.

Rand firmer as US data disappoints

2014-10-28 18:45

The rand has firmed to a six-week high against the dollar as durable goods orders in the United States came in below estimates.

Dollar steady in Asia before Fed meeting

2014-10-28 09:02

The dollar has held steady in Asia before the US Federal Reserve starts a two-day policy meeting that is expected to see it wind up its stimulus programme.

Rand eases ahead of busy data week

2014-10-27 09:45

The rand has weakened slightly against a stronger dollar, ahead of a busy data week that should set its short-term course.

Dollar rally fizzles in Asia

2014-10-24 09:56

The dollar has edged down against the yen in Asia after rallying on good economic data, with the first Ebola case in New York City hitting investors' risk appetite.

 

Euro struggles in Asia on ECB comments

2014-11-24 09:05

The euro is struggling in Asian trade after being hammered in response to comments from the European Central Bank chief hinting at further stimulus measures.

Rand investors cautious ahead of rates move

2014-11-20 09:28

The rand and government bonds have traded within recent ranges with investors treading carefully before the announcement of a decision on interest rates.

Rand climbs to 2-week high vs dollar

2014-11-18 18:39

The rand has strengthened 1% against the dollar as woes in Japan's economy fuelled demand for higher-yielding currencies in emerging markets.

Rand steady ahead of rates decision

2014-11-17 09:30

The rand has been largely flat against the dollar, with traders expecting it to take its cue mainly from global market trends ahead of an interest rate decision.

Rand slips as China puts brakes on imports

2014-11-14 10:18

The rand has slipped against the dollar as stronger than expected mining output failed to shield it from fears of a further slump in global commodity prices.

Pound falls as BoE trims forecasts

2014-11-13 10:08

The pound has slumped against other currencies as the Bank of England trimmed Britain's growth and inflation forecasts, indicating a long wait for rate hikes.

Rand gains against the dollar

2014-11-12 18:26

The rand has firmed against a weaker dollar and bonds edged up as investors bet a slump in oil prices could lead to benign inflation and steady interest rates.

Yen struggles in Asia after Japan tax talk

2014-11-12 08:52

The yen has struggled in Asian trading after tumbling to a seven-year low against the dollar.

Dollar edges down in Asia

2014-11-11 08:46

The dollar has slipped in Asia after ratcheting up big gains against the yen this month, while investors look ahead to the release of Japanese economic growth data.

Rand firms as US jobs data disappoints

2014-11-10 10:12

The rand has firmed against the dollar after US jobs data came in weaker than expected, giving it a reprieve at the beginning of a week.

Chinese, Canadian banks to do currency swap

2014-11-09 11:28

The central banks of China and Canada have agreed to a currency swap worth $32.67bn, according to a Canadian government statement.

Rand under pressure after Moody's downgrade

2014-11-07 09:36

The rand has dipped to its weakest level in over four weeks against the US dollar after a Moody's downgrade.

Rand near 3-week lows

2014-11-06 18:57

The rand has traded near a three-week low against the dollar, reflecting lukewarm demand for emerging-market assets as the global economic outlook worsens.

Rand at weakest in 3 weeks

2014-11-05 18:51

The rand has fallen to its weakest level in three weeks against the dollar as sentiment on emerging market assets turned sour.

Rand gets some relief before PMI numbers

2014-11-04 18:40

The rand has edged up against the dollar, arresting a recent slide against a strong dollar before the release of domestic business-activity figures.

Frankfurt to become yuan trading centre

2014-11-04 09:52

China is moving to boost the international strength of its currency by announcing plans to turn Frankfurt into the eurozone centre for trading in the yuan.

Rand, bonds open week under pressure

2014-11-03 10:35

The rand has weakened to a two-week low against the dollar after weak data out of China signalled exports to the Asian giant were likely to come under pressure.

Rand tumbles in emerging market sell-off

2014-10-31 18:46

The rand has dropped to its weakest level against the dollar in over a week as a sell-off of emerging market currencies wiped out earlier gains.

Rand bides time before trade data

2014-10-31 09:33

The rand has weakened but stayed within its recent trading range, marking time before the release of volatile trade numbers that usually hurt the currency.

Rand steady after overnight post-Fed losses

2014-10-30 09:38

The rand has recovered some of its poise against the dollar after retreating sharply overnight when the US Federal Reserve surprised global markets.

Rand hovers near 7-week high

2014-10-29 09:22

The rand has held steady after rallying to its strongest level in seven weeks overnight alongside other emerging currencies.

Rand bids time ahead of risk events

2014-10-27 18:33

The rand has moved little, bidding time ahead of a data-heavy week that will drive direction.

Rand still on firmer ground

2014-10-24 19:30

The rand has hovered near the previous day's five-week highs against the dollar, still anchored by a well-received mini budget.

Rand holds onto gains, seeks direction

2014-10-24 09:46

The rand has held near recent highs against the dollar in early trade, looking for direction after hitting the R10.92 area.

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