ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENCIES

Rand near five-week low ahead of trade data

2015-05-29 10:14

The rand has been a tad weaker against the dollar, hovering near a five-week low ahead of trade numbers due out later in the day.

Rand turns to global markets for direction

2015-05-28 09:37

The rand has been flat against the dollar, with traders and analysts expecting it to turn to global markets for direction after touching five-week lows.

Rand gains, eyes on Greece debt talks

2015-05-27 09:39

The rand has strengthened against the dollar but is still hovering at two-week lows after weak local growth data and as US durable goods data buoyed the greenback.

Rand buckles as weak data, strong dollar weigh

2015-05-26 17:51

The rand has slipped to a two-week low, weighed down by poor domestic data while the dollar stretched recent gains.

Rand weakens on US rate hike hopes

2015-05-25 17:35

The rand has extended its losses against a surging dollar after the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled the central bank was poised to raise rates this year.

Rand slips as US inflation points to Fed rate hike

2015-05-22 17:43

The rand has slipped against the dollar as US consumer inflation edged up, boosting the likelihood of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve later this year.

Rand softer, bonds flat ahead of rate decision

2015-05-21 09:59

The rand has been a touch softer while government bonds were flat in cautious trading ahead of the South African Reserve Bank's decision on interest rates.

Dollar extends gains, boosted by strong data

2015-05-20 09:17

The dollar has extended its gains after getting a boost from strong housing data and expectations for more European central bank stimulus.

Rand flat, market eyes public sector wages

2015-05-19 10:41

The rand has been largely stable against the dollar in early trade, with sentiment likely to be driven mainly by the outcome of public sector wage talks.

Rand weaker against globally firmer dollar

2015-05-18 18:30

The rand has weakened against the dollar as the greenback made broad-based gains, recovering from almost four-month lows reached last week on another bad round of US economic data.

 

Rand at 5-week low, tracks emerging market

2015-05-28 18:03

The rand has fallen to a five-week low against the dollar, tracking emerging market peers after an influential report said capital flows were projected to fall.

Rand steady despite dollar rally

2015-05-27 17:41

The rand has steadied in the face of a global dollar rally after poor domestic data knocked it to two-week lows in the previous session.

Dollar near eight-year high against yen

2015-05-27 08:45

The dollar has been sitting around eight-year highs against the yen following upbeat US data, while the euro came under further selling pressure.

Rand weakens ahead of GDP, unemployment data

2015-05-26 09:21

The rand has slipped to a two-week low against the dollar, with traders cautious ahead of local growth and unemployment data.

Rand slips as Fed remarks boost dollar

2015-05-25 09:24

The rand has weakened along with fellow emerging markets' currencies as the dollar has rallied after the Federal Reserve had signalled a rate hike by year-end.

Rand gains after Sarb rates announcement

2015-05-22 09:56

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by a hawkish policy by the SA Reserve Bank, which has signalled a rate hike in the coming months.

Rand on backfoot in risk-averse trade

2015-05-20 09:31

The rand has weakened for the third day against the dollar, with the greenbank still buoyed by stronger than expected US housing data.

Rand softens as dollar rises on US housing data

2015-05-19 18:49

The rand has weakened as the dollar was buoyed by strong US housing data that revived bets of a rate hike in the world's strongest economy by year-end.

Euro stays weak on Greece worries

2015-05-19 09:00

The euro has been under pressure after tumbling in US trade on worries about the long-running talks between cash-strapped Greece and its creditors.

Rand weakens ahead of slew of data

2015-05-18 10:33

The rand has softened following a week of solid gains as the dollar bounced back ahead of a data-filled week locally and abroad.

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