Dollar slips on long easy-money prospects

2014-04-08 09:03

The dollar has fallen modestly against most major currencies as analysts saw little immediate prospect for tighter US monetary policy.

Rand firms against dollar after credit growth

2014-03-31 09:37

The rand has edged up to its firmest level this year against the dollar, after stronger than expected credit growth data backed the case for more rate hikes.

Dollar eases in Asian trade

2014-03-21 16:11

The dollar eased in Asian trade, but maintained most of its gains after Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen indicated US interest rates could rise early in 2015.

Zambian kwacha hits record low against dollar

2014-03-18 12:29

Zambia's kwacha tumbled to a new record low against the dollar, extending its recent slide on demand for the green back and concerns about lower copper prices.

Rand holds steady before data

2014-03-13 09:41

The rand firmed slightly against the dollar in early trade as investor sentiment towards emerging markets improved.

Dollar edges up in Asia after Fed report

2014-03-06 07:31

The dollar firmed in Asia after a Federal Reserve report boosted optimism over the US economy, while investors await a European Central Bank policy meeting.

Rand weakens ahead of GDP data

2014-02-25 10:02

The rand weakened against the dollar as political tensions in emerging markets such as Ukraine and Turkey remain, and due to depressed risk appetite.

Turks hoard dollars amid lira rout

2014-01-31 16:00

Turkish households and firms are hoarding dollars, suggesting they have little faith the lira will be spared a further emerging markets sell-off.

Dollar trade near five-year high against yen

2014-01-02 09:30

The US dollar is trading near a five-year high against the yen in thin Asian trade, as investors began the new year with renewed optimism about the US economy.

Dollar mixed in Asia after US jobs data

2013-11-11 07:53

The dollar has been mixed in Asia after the unit surged on upbeat US jobs data which stoked speculation of an early pullback on the Fed's monetary easing.

Dollar falls in Asia on US govt shutdown

2013-10-02 09:48

The dollar has slipped in Asian trade due to uncertainty caused by the US government shutdown but losses were limited by hopes for a quick resolution to the crisis.

Dollar dips on looming govt shutdown

2013-10-01 07:54

The dollar has slipped ahead of the looming shutdown of the US government, as a political stalemate over funding the government persisted.

Dollar holds steady in Asia

2013-09-24 15:28

The dollar held steady against the yen in Asian amid uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's plans for its huge stimulus programme.

Emerging market currencies under pressure

2013-08-20 09:46

The dollar has climbed, with emerging market currencies have been threatened as dealers bet the US Federal Reserve will soon wind down its stimulus programme.

Dollar gains in Asia after fresh data

2013-08-16 08:06

The dollar strengthened in Asian trade as investors reacted to fresh US data that pointed to a brightening jobs picture but little pickup in factory output.

Dollar gains ahead of major US data

2013-08-13 08:01

The dollar has advanced against other major currencies, ahead of a busy week of USata that could speed a shift towards more restrictive monetary policy.

Euro gains helped by German trade data

2013-08-09 13:07

The dollar has dropped slightly against the euro after Germany reported a bounce in its trade surplus in June, a good sign for the eurozone's largest economy.

Dollar weak in Asia after tepid jobs data

2013-08-05 09:49

The dollar has been under pressure in Asia after lacklustre US jobs data and exporter selling weighed on the unit.

Dollar falls further against yen in Asia

2013-07-11 13:06

The dollar has eased further against the yen in Asia after Japan's central bank left its vast monetary easing programme unchanged.

Dollar strides to fresh high

2013-07-08 12:19

The dollar has climbed to a three-year high while gold hovered near a three-year low, as US jobs data fed expectations of a stimulus cut by the central bank.

Dollar, euro under pressure in Asia

2013-07-04 09:03

The dollar and euro have come under pressure in Asia as political turmoil in Portugal and Egypt sent investors to the safe-haven yen.

Oil extends losses in Asian trade

2013-06-24 08:55

Oil prices were lower in Asian trade on the stronger US dollar and as investors await latest economic growth estimates from the United States.

Dollar under pressure in Asian trade

2013-06-14 10:37

The dollar has faced selling pressure in Asian currency markets with traders eyeing the safe-haven Japanese yen.

Dollar slumps to 10-wk low vs yen

2013-06-13 09:30

The dollar has slumped to a 10-week low against the yen in Asia as investors ran for cover in the face of tumbling stock markets.


Rand: Fed comments boost emerging markets

2014-04-01 10:28

The rand hovered around a three month high against the dollar as emerging markets were supported by comments from the U.S. central bank.

Euro-dollar stable ahead of inflation data

2014-03-30 15:32

The euro-dollar rate was little changed ahead of crucial data on eurozone inflation, while the yen slipped against the dollar.

Dollar, bond yields jolted higher

2014-03-20 11:37

The US dollar was hanging onto hefty gains in Asia as investors wrestled with the risk that US interest rates could rise sooner and faster.

Egypt catching up on dollar backlog

2014-03-14 08:52

Egypt's central bank has covered half of a backlog of dollars owed to foreign investors seeking to repatriate funds from the country.

Ukraine tensions dent rand

2014-03-12 09:24

The rand has been trading at its lowest level against the dollar in more than a week, amid heightened risk aversion due to political tensions in Ukraine.

Stable eurozone inflation boosts euro

2014-03-02 15:37

A low but stable inflation number for the eurozone gave the euro a boost against the dollar Friday.

Dollar rangebound amid lack of fresh clues

2014-02-24 07:29

The dollar remained locked in a narrow range in Asia trade as players searched for fresh clues ahead of this week's release of key economic indicators.

Dollar pressured after US jobs data

2014-01-13 10:40

The dollar has faced fresh pressure in Asia as US jobs data fuelled speculation about the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down its stimulus programme.

Euro gains vs dollar on upbeat German sentiment

2013-11-24 14:40

The euro firmed against the dollar, bolstered by an encouraging sign of confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

US paralysis sends dollar to 8-month low

2013-10-03 07:57

Washington's budget paralysis and worries it will lock up talks on increasing the US debt ceiling have sent the dollar to an eight-month low.

Dollar firm in Asia as US govt shutdown looms

2013-10-01 09:24

The dollar has risen in Asia as investors focused on a budget standoff in Washington that could shut down the federal government.

Dollar weakens on US budget fears

2013-09-25 09:41

The dollar has faced pressure against the yen as investors fretted about an impasse over the US budget that could lead to a shutdown of parts of the economy.

Rand stalls at R10.40/$

2013-08-28 11:15

Following a steady decline of the rand against the dollar since August 12, the local unit has now shown further weakness.

Euro-dollar rate tops $1.34

2013-08-21 08:35

The euro-dollar rate has pushed past $1.34 for the first time since February, as US Treasury bond yields reversed course and fell for the first time since August 9.

Dollar ends lower after US jobs data jump

2013-08-16 08:31

The dollar traded lower against the euro, erasing an early jump from a solid improvement in jobless claims data suggesting an employment market boost.

Dollar under pressure in Asia

2013-08-14 07:34

The dollar was under pressure after a weaker-than-expected US retail sales report, while euro trading focused on eurozone growth data due later in the day.

Dollar rallies ahead of economic data

2013-08-11 12:05

The dollar advanced against some major currencies, recovering somewhat from recent declines ahead of a busier week of US economic data.

Yen weakens as BoJ keeps easing policy

2013-08-08 12:24

The yen has weakened in Asia as the Bank of Japan opted to keep its huge monetary easing scheme in place.

How weaker dollar may impact SA

2013-07-29 07:44

An expert outlines what will happen to the financial position of South Africans if the dollar collapses.

Dollar slips against yen in Asia

2013-07-10 10:37

The dollar has slipped against the Japanese yen in Asia as markets looked for fresh insights on the Federal Reserve's stimulus tapering plans, analysts say.

Monetary divide to drive dollar surge

2013-07-05 19:57

The world should brace for a protracted dollar surge, more strains for developing economies and volatility in global markets, according to a report.

Dollar extends gains in Asian trade

2013-07-01 08:00

The dollar strengthened against the yen in Asia after a US Federal Reserve official said a winding down of the bank's massive asset purchases could start.

Asian shares slide on China worries

2013-06-24 08:46

Chinese shares dragged Asian bourses to a fresh nine and a half month low as investors worried about Beijing's economic and financial stability.

Global market rout gathers pace

2013-06-13 10:34

World stocks were pummelled and the dollar slumped as a sell-off on global financial markets in thrall to central bank stimulus accelerated.

European stocks stable ahead of US data

2013-06-07 15:19

European stock markets have steadied and the euro slipped against the dollar ahead of an announcement on US jobs data.

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