ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Rand under pressure ahead of US jobs data

2015-09-04 09:32

The rand has ploughed 11-day lows against the dollar and is likely to remain under pressure ahead of much-awaited United States jobs data.

Rand volatile as markets await US payrolls data

2015-09-03 11:31

The rand has weakened in early trade as investors await the all-important payrolls data which will give clues on whether the US Federal Reserve will hike rates.

Dollar firms as investors eye US jobs data

2015-09-02 11:34

The dollar has firmed against the euro and yen in Asia on building optimism over the health of the US economy.

Yen flips to rout from rally as volatility surges

2015-09-02 09:15

The yen has fallen for the first time in three days against the dollar as Japanese stocks rallied and investors turned their attention to US jobs data.

Dollar weakens further in Asia

2015-09-01 08:41

The dollar has lost ground in line with a fall in Asian shares, as concerns about the global economy clouded the outlook for a US Fed Reserve rate hike.

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 strengthens ahead of US jobs report

2015-09-04 08:52

The yen has strengthened as nervous investors pushed into safer assets ahead of a closely watched US jobs report.

Dollar gets a lift from upbeat Fed report

2015-09-03 08:45

The dollar has risen against the yen, extending its recovery from losses, as confidence in global markets returned owing to solid US economic data.

Rand recovers footing but weak economy a risk

2015-09-02 10:06

Government bonds have edged higher and the rand has been on a slightly firmer footing after a flare-up in risk aversion pushed it to a week's low.

Rand gains but still vulnerable to hawkish Fed

2015-09-01 09:57

The rand has recovered after the greenback sagged ahead of data due this week, but remains in sell-off territory as US rate hike concerns weakened risk appetite.

Rand slips as US Fed hike bets return

2015-08-31 09:48

The rand has traded weaker against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve's vice-chair suggested at the weekend that rates could be raised in September.

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.

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