ARTICLES RELATING TO DOLLAR

Dollar firms in Asia before Fed meeting

2014-09-16 11:15

The dollar has picked up in Asia ahead of a US central bank policy meeting, with investors looking for signs of an earlier-than-expected interest rate hike.

Rand worst performer in emerging market basket

2014-09-12 10:06

The rand has hit fresh seven-month lows against a rallying dollar and has been the worst performer in a basket of emerging market currencies.

Dollar in demand as stimulus talk dogs euro, yen

2014-08-25 09:44

The dollar has marched higher against the euro and yen as investors wagered that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the US, Europe and Japan.

Dollar steady after calls to end Ukraine crisis

2014-08-15 09:00

The dollar has held steady in Asia on easing concerns over the situation in Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an end to the crisis.

Euro at multi-year lows against dollar, yen

2014-07-23 08:45

The euro has touched multi-month lows against the dollar and yen as investors fret about the impact of possible fresh sanctions against Russia.

Dollar creeps up in Asia on US jobs report

2014-07-03 11:04

The dollar has extended its gains against the yen and euro in Asia on hopes for a healthy US jobs report, but was unable to break out of its lows.

Dollar firms in Asia on Japan pension overhaul

2014-06-17 10:30

The dollar and euro have risen against the yen in Asia as investors bet Japan's public pension fund will start to shift some holdings into foreign assets.

Rand weakens to month-low against dollar

2014-06-02 09:55

The rand has fallen to a month-low against the dollar as the currency continues to struggle in the face of a wider-than-expected trade deficit.

Rand softens as credit extension slows

2014-05-30 09:35

The rand was softer against the dollar after central bank data showed a slowdown in private sector credit extension.

China halts dollar deals with Afghan banks

2014-05-23 10:15

Chinese banks have halted dollar transactions with most Afghan commercial banks, making it difficult to pay for imports.

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 gains as commodities lose

2014-09-12 10:46

The US dollar has been riding high in Asia as unceasing speculation about the prospects for rising US interest rates undermined commodity prices.

Dollar touches six-year high against yen

2014-09-10 10:24

The dollar has pushed higher in Asia to hit a fresh six-year high against the yen, while the pound struggled to recover.

Dollar rises in Asia on upbeat US data

2014-08-20 07:37

The dollar has extended its gains in Asia after an encouraging surge in US housing construction boosted optimism over the state of the world's number one economy.

Dollar mixed ahead of central bank meetings

2014-08-07 11:12

The dollar has dropped against the yen and the euro, but gained on the British pound ahead of central bank meetings in Britain, Japan and Europe.

Sterling down against dollar after weak data

2014-07-16 17:25

Sterling has slipped against the dollar as soft British wage data failed to add to signs of growing demand-led pressure on prices after a jump in inflation in June.

Dollar gains in Asia on stocks rally

2014-07-02 09:08

The dollar has risen against the yen and euro in Asia, boosted by upbeat sentiment, but it is still at more than five-and-a-half-year lows against the pound.

Marcus warns on rand as capital flow era ends

2014-06-10 09:29

The rand has eased after Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus said the outlook for emerging markets is fragile due to the end of the "era" of abundant capital flows.

Dollar gains in Asia due to China data

2014-06-02 07:10

The dollar has risen in Asia as upbeat Chinese manufacturing data lifted investor sentiment ahead of key US jobs data.

Dollar sinks deeper in Asia

2014-05-30 07:18

The dollar has fallen further in Asia with investors discouraged by low yields on US bonds and caution ahead of market-moving events set for next week.

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.

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