Rand edges higher on weak US data

2015-04-24 18:08

The rand has been a touch firmer against the dollar, propped up, as it has been for most of the week, by soft US economic data.

Weak US data offers rand reprieve

2015-04-23 18:55

The rand has recouped earlier losses against the dollar, turning slightly firmer after weak US home sales and manufacturing activity data pointed to sluggish growth.

Rand eases on strong US housing resale data

2015-04-22 18:59

The rand has weakened against the dollar as the greenback widened its gains on strong US housing data, adding pressure on emerging market currencies.

Rand firms as Greece anxiety dampens euro

2015-04-21 18:35

The rand has firmed as worries over Greece pushed Europe's common currency lower while emerging market assets recovered earlier losses.

Rand on back foot as Greece fears hit markets

2015-04-21 08:58

The rand has slipped to near a one-week low as the US dollar recovered recent losses, boosted by market fears that Greece may default on its debt.

Rand gains but hamstrung by Eskom moves

2015-04-20 09:44

The rand has been a tad stronger against the dollar as China's move to cut reserve requirements lifted sentiment, but traders say load shedding could limit gains.

Dollar weakens after long rally

2015-04-19 10:59

The dollar has retreated as uninspiring US economic data have left investors pushing back the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase.

Rand prospects are Fed-linked

2015-04-17 15:30

We tend to link rand prospects to SA events but the current main driver is speculation about US Federal Reserve moves, says Cees Bruggemans.

Dollar dented by more weak US data

2015-04-17 08:55

The dollar has sunk further in Asia as another round of disappointing US data cast further doubt on the chances of a mid-year Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

Rand recovers vs dollar, Eskom in focus

2015-04-16 10:34

The rand has recovered against the dollar as the greenback fell on weak US economic data, but widespread power cuts could put pressure on the local unit.


Rand flat, NUM wage demands in focus

2015-04-24 10:19

The rand has been flat against the dollar and could come under pressure ahead of wage negotiations in the gold mining sector.

Rand, bonds extend losses, US data in focus

2015-04-23 09:38

The rand has extended recent losses against the dollar and the yield on the benchmark government bond rose to a four-month high.

Euro drifts lower on Greek default worries

2015-04-22 09:30

The euro has drifted lower on fears about a Greek debt default as mayors lashed out at a government decree ordering them to hand over their cash reserves.

Dollar ticks up despite US rate hike uncertainty

2015-04-21 09:08

The dollar has ticked higher despite comments from a Federal Reserve official that cast doubt on a mid-year interest rate hike.

Euro dips on Greek default worries

2015-04-20 10:00

The euro has dipped on fears about a Greek default, as tense talks between Athens and its international creditors lumber along with no breakthrough in sight.

Euro at good level now - minister

2015-04-19 11:02

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin says Europeans seek stability over the long term with the euro at its current level.

Rand falls on US inflation data, power cuts

2015-04-17 17:22

The rand has fallen to a one-week low against the dollar as the greenback was bolstered by US inflation data that raised hopes of a rate hike.

Rand softens, US inflation in focus

2015-04-17 10:59

The rand has softened marginally against the dollar ahead of US inflation data likely to put pressure on the currency if it comes in stronger than expected.

Rand recovers as soft US data weighs on dollar

2015-04-16 19:10

The rand has strengthened against the dollar as soft US housing and jobs data weighed on the dollar, adding uncertainty over the timing of a rate rise from the Federal Reserve.

Dollar battles, US data clouds rate hike outlook

2015-04-16 08:50

The dollar has faced selling pressure as a batch of weak US data raised the possibility that the Fed will push back an interest rate hike beyond mid-year.

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