Rand steadies amid looming US rate hike risk

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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.

Dollar under pressure as Fed timetable in focus

2015-11-20 11:36

The dollar has edged down for a second day against emerging market currencies in Asia as dealers focus on the pace of the expected rise in US interest rates.

Dollar up in Asia after sell-off as stocks take breather

2015-11-20 07:27

The dollar has edged up against the yen and euro in Asia after seeing sharp losses on Wall Street while stock traders took a rest from the previous day's rally.

Rand, bonds flat ahead of rates announcement

2015-11-19 11:29

The rand has traded close to its previous closing level against the dollar, with traders and analysts expecting it to stay in a narrow range.

Dollar dips vs euro as Fed minutes point to Dec rate hike

2015-11-19 07:53

The dollar dipped has against the euro after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's October policy meeting reinforced expectations of a rate hike next month.

Rand on the back foot amid rate hike uncertainty

2015-11-18 10:41

The rand has fallen against the dollar amid investor uncertainty over whether the Reserve Bank will raise interest rates this week.


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.

Euro in 'technical' rebound

2015-11-20 07:30

The euro has rebounded against the dollar in what traders called a "technical" move after the dollar's strong climb that also boosted the yen against the greenback.

Pound falls against euro as retail sales drop

2015-11-19 12:15

The pound has weakened against the euro and pared a gain versus the dollar after a report showed UK retail sales fell more than economists predicted.

Euro parity flagged by view for Dec Fed liftoff

2015-11-19 08:49

The Federal Reserve is certain to raise interest rates in December, lifting the dollar towards parity with the euro, according to investment management firm Invesco.

Dollar holds gains in Asia on rate hike talk but stocks tepid

2015-11-18 15:20

Signs of a pick-up in US inflation have reinforced expectations Fed will hike rates next month, supporting the dollar in Asia while regional stocks were subdued.

Dollar holds strength against euro in Asian trade

2015-11-18 08:36

The dollar has sat at seven-month highs against the euro and stood firm against the yen after a pick-up in US inflation, while traders await Fed's minutes on rate hike clues.

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