Rand recovers from record lows

2015-12-01 09:28

The rand has reversed losses against the dollar after touching a record low in the previous session as the greenback retreated from a 13-year peak.

Dollar rally hits roadblock in Asian trading

2015-12-01 07:56

The dollar has fallen against the yen and other emerging Asian currencies as investors turned cautious and markets increasingly price in a long-awaited US interest rate hike.

Euro weak ahead of hotly-anticipated ECB meet

2015-11-30 09:14

The euro has headed south as traders bet that the European Central Bank will open up the monetary stimulus taps, while key US jobs data were also in focus.

Rand to enter new week at 'worryingly weak levels'

2015-11-27 09:23

The rand has weakened in thin trade with US markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, while stocks are set to edge lower along with emerging market peers.

Rand dips as US data bolsters rate hike case

2015-11-26 10:18

The rand has softened slightly as the dollar rallied on positive US data that lifted the chances of a December rate hike by Federal Reserve.

Rand steadies amid looming US rate hike risk

2015-11-25 10:09

The rand has been largely unchanged against the dollar but analysts say the short-term prognosis is for the currency to weaken as US interest rates look set to rise.

Rand stable ahead of local and US GDP data

2015-11-24 09:59

The rand has been steady against the dollar, with dealers expecting narrow range trading ahead of US data which could shed light on the timing of interest rake hikes.

Pound drops to two-week low, investors await signal

2015-11-23 13:15

The pound has reached its weakest level in almost two weeks against the dollar amid speculation the Bank of England will signal no no rush for a rate hike.

Rand under pressure as market eyes US rate hike

2015-11-23 09:50

The rand has snapped a five-day winning streak against the dollar, reflecting renewed concerns about the impact US rate hikes could have on emerging markets.

Stronger dollar boosts Asian shares but hits commodities

2015-11-23 07:30

Growing confidence the US will hike rates next month has boosted stocks in Asia and helped the dollar cement gains, but piled pressure on commodities prices.


Euro to bear brunt of yuan’s inclusion in IMF basket

2015-12-01 09:19

The euro’s worst year in a decade is looking even grimmer after the Chinese yuan’s inclusion in the International Monetary Fund’s basket of reserve currencies.

Rand stable, could weaken on trade data

2015-11-30 09:24

The rand has been flat against the dollar, but traders and analysts say it could turn weaker if the October trade deficit came in bigger than expected.

Euro has worst-ever run of weekly losses

2015-11-27 13:09

The euro has been set for its longest stretch of weekly declines versus the yen since the shared currency’s 1999 creation.

Euro weak ahead of ECB meeting

2015-11-27 09:22

The euro has hovered around seven-month lows and was also weak against Asian currencies on speculation that the ECB will unleash fresh stimulus measures.

Euro languishes near seven-month low

2015-11-26 09:14

The euro has been near the weakest in seven months against the dollar and yen as investors speculated the European Central Bank will expand stimulus.

Dollar falls on weak US consumer confidence data

2015-11-25 07:39

The dollar has lost ground to most other major currencies, pressured by Turkey's downing of a Russian jet fighter and a drop in US consumer confidence.

Dollar holds euro gains but dips against emerging units

2015-11-24 07:30

The dollar has held its gains against the euro as markets bet on a Fed rate hike, while emerging market currencies were lifted by optimism over the US economy.

Dollar rises in Asia as commodities, euro drop

2015-11-23 11:47

Growing confidence that the US will raise interest rates next month has boosted the dollar in Asia, weighing on commodities, while the euro hit a seven-month low.

Euro drops to April low as Draghi feeds bears

2015-11-23 09:25

The euro has weakened to a seven-month low after futures traders added to bearish bets and the European Central Bank president encouraged policy speculation.

Rand holds on to gains after rate hike move

2015-11-20 11:55

The rand has held on to the previous day's gains against the dollar, after the South African Reserve Bank raised the repo rate.

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