Dollar up as US jobs data leaves Fed rate hike in play

2016-02-07 10:58

The dollar climbed against the euro after a US jobs report showed that unemployment ticked lower and wage growth rose.

Dollar drops as Fed rate cut bets pared

2016-02-05 08:53

The dollar has headed for its worst week since 2009 as traders strengthened bets that the Federal Reserve will hold interest rates unchanged.

Pound holds gain, investors await BoE rate decision

2016-02-04 11:37

The pound has been little changed against the dollar one day after its biggest jump since October as investors await Bank of England’s latest interest-rate decision.

Dollar sinks on US economic outlook concerns

2016-02-04 07:42

The dollar has fallen sharply, helped by a disappointing report on US services sector growth and comments from a top Fed's concern over rising economic risks.

Pound jumps to 3-week high as service index unexpectedly rises

2016-02-03 14:18

The pound has climbed to a three-week high against the dollar after a report showed UK services unexpectedly expanded in January.

Rand falls as oil retreat rekindles growth worries

2016-02-03 09:25

The rand has weakened as falling oil prices sparked a flight of capital into safer assets, dulling the appeal of the local currency.

Pound declines as market awaits BoE assessment

2016-02-02 12:46

The pound has fallen from a three-week high versus the dollar before the Bank of England releases its latest policy decision and economic assessments.

Yen advances on asian stock losses

2016-02-02 09:24

The yen has strengthened for a second day while the Australian and New Zealand dollars weakened as a regional stock market slump boosted demand for safer assets.

Euro rises against yen on ECB speculation

2016-02-01 12:17

The euro has risen for an eighth day against the yen amid speculation the European Central Bank won’t be as aggressive as the Bank of Japan.

Bank of Japan rate cut sends yen tumbling

2016-01-31 18:51

The Bank of Japan's surprise interest cut has sent the yen tumbling against other major currencies.


Rand flat ahead of US jobs data

2016-02-05 10:58

The rand has weakened slightly, pausing a rally that has seen the unit trade below the crucial R16/$ mark for three straight sessions.

Pound drops as BOE votes to hold rates at record low

2016-02-04 15:05

The pound has fallen after Ian McCafferty, the Bank of England’s only policy dissenter over the past six months, dropped his call for higher interest rates.

Rand stutters as low liquidity pauses rally

2016-02-04 11:28

The rand has weakened slightly but remained below the crucial R16.00 mark while yields on bonds fell sharply with appetite for emerging assets returning.

Dollar bears awaken before jobs report as BOJ-stoked rally fears

2016-02-03 14:33

The dollar is having a rough ride this week, based on the outlook for the world’s largest economy.

Yen extends gains as oil prices collapse

2016-02-03 09:29

The yen has extended its gains in Asia and emerging currencies tumbled as traders fled to safe investments on the back of another collapse in oil prices.

Dollar edges lower amid global growth worries

2016-02-03 07:43

The dollar has edged lower against the euro and yen as another fall in oil prices stirred worries about the weak global economy.

Rand softer as post-MPC rally peters out

2016-02-02 10:14

The rand has looked wobbly against the dollar , with most of the euphoria brought on by the SARB's hiking of interest rates giving way to renewed worries.

Rand weakens on China data, stocks open firmer

2016-02-01 13:14

The rand has edged weaker against the dollar as further signs of economic weakness in China and a fall in oil prices kept investors on guard.

Rand rallies to under R16/$ on trade data, rate hike

2016-01-31 19:45

The rand has dipped below R16/$ for the first time since 6 January on several drivers, including an aggressive interest rate hike and surprisingly positive trade data.

Rand extends post-rate hike rally

2016-01-29 10:32

The rand has extended its post-rate hike rally, gaining another almost 1% against the greenback.

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