Dollar firms vs euro

2015-01-21 09:25

The dollar has gained ground against the euro and yen as the market expects the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.

Dollar down in Asian trade

2015-01-12 09:02

The dollar has fallen in Asia after a report revealed a decline in US wages that could dampen consumer spending and delay an interest rate increase.

European stocks drop at start of new year

2015-01-02 17:00

European stock markets fell on the first trading day of the year, hit by poorly-received manufacturing data from across the region, while the euro slid to four-year lows.

Dollar rises as confidence in US economy grows

2014-12-12 08:36

The dollar has risen against other currencies in Asia as a strong US retail sales report reinforced investor confidence.

Cees Bruggemans: Don’t bet against oil falling to $50; Rand at 12:$

2014-12-10 09:51

Independent economist Cees Bruggemans is bearish on both the Rand and the oil price – but not surprised at the aggressive moves of the past month.

Dollar creeps towards fresh seven-year yen high

2014-12-03 08:45

The dollar has crept towards ¥120 yen and a new seven-year high as a batch of encouraging US data showed further improvement.

Dollar up in Asia on weak oil prices

2014-12-01 09:19

The dollar has notched up further gains against the yen in Asia as investors embraced lower oil prices as a plus for the US economy.

Dollar dips as rate hike hopes fade

2014-11-10 09:55

The dollar has weakened in Asia after surging to seven-year highs last week, after a US jobs report dampened hopes for a sooner-than-expected US rate hike.

US dollar trades near seven-year high

2014-11-03 09:14

The US dollar has traded near a seven-year high against the yen after Japan's surprise decision last week to widen its stimulus.

Dollar rally fizzles in Asia

2014-10-24 09:56

The dollar has edged down against the yen in Asia after rallying on good economic data, with the first Ebola case in New York City hitting investors' risk appetite.

Global markets: Fears weigh on major shares

2014-10-14 10:56

Deepening worries over the health of the global economy have dragged shares in Europe and Japan lower, while the dollar has rebounded against the euro and yen.

Dollar rally wanes as BoJ stays pat on easing

2014-10-07 09:34

The dollar's rally against the yen has fizzled in Asian trading as the Bank of Japan held off launching fresh monetary easing measures.

Dollar edges up ahead of US jobs data

2014-10-03 09:59

The dollar has rebounded against the yen in Asian trade after tumbling from a six-year high, as investors await the release of a key US jobs report.

Dollar on six-year high against yen

2014-10-01 08:17

The dollar has broken the ¥110 barrier for the first time in more than six years, following upbeat US data and expectations of more Bank of Japan monetary easing.

Rand near seven-month lows on Marcus news

2014-09-19 10:08

The rand has held near a seven-month low against the dollar, looking set to end the week with a loss as markets took in the end of governor Gill Marcus' term.

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 firms as Swiss surprise stokes volatility

2015-01-16 10:15

The rand has firmed against the dollar as financial markets reeled in the wake of the Swiss National Bank's surprise decision to abandon its currency cap.

Time to buy rand debt, say money managers

2015-01-07 14:21

While foreign investors have been selling their holdings of South African bonds, some domestic money managers say now is the time to be buying rand debt.

US dollar holds steady in Asian trade

2014-12-23 08:38

The greenback has held steady in thin Asian trade, supported by hopes for fresh upbeat figures on the US economy.

Rand on shaky ground ahead of ratings reviews

2014-12-11 10:52

The rand has traded sideways against the dollar after falling to fresh six year lows the day before, with the market bracing for a downgrade.

Dollar up in Asia after positive Fed report

2014-12-04 10:25

The dollar has edged closer to ¥120 after the Federal Reserve published an upbeat outlook on the US economy.

Dollar holds up, rouble rebounds

2014-12-02 08:53

The dollar has held steady in Asia after sliding on a rebound in oil prices, while the rouble bounced back after its biggest one-day fall in 16 years.

Dollar edges down in Asia

2014-11-11 08:46

The dollar has slipped in Asia after ratcheting up big gains against the yen this month, while investors look ahead to the release of Japanese economic growth data.

Gold and silver rout far from over- poll

2014-11-09 14:30

Gold's rout may be far from over, with many analysts and traders surveyed by Reuters predicting prices could fall to $1 000 per ounce by the end of the year.

Dollar steady in Asia before Fed meeting

2014-10-28 09:02

The dollar has held steady in Asia before the US Federal Reserve starts a two-day policy meeting that is expected to see it wind up its stimulus programme.

Dollar eases in Asia after weak China data

2014-10-21 09:54

The dollar has slipped in Asia as weak Chinese growth data rekindled concerns about the global economy.

Dollar climbs as global growth worries mount

2014-10-12 13:14

The dollar has gained against other major currencies except the yen, amid rising worries about global growth, particularly the eurozone's stuttering economy.

Surging dollar poses triple threat

2014-10-05 14:22

The unstoppable US dollar is posing a triple threat to American companies' profits: driving up the costs of doing business overseas, suppressing the value of non-US sales.

Rand up as dollar dips on disappointing data

2014-10-02 10:39

The rand has strengthened against the US dollar, extending its gains into a second session as the greenback slid on weaker-than-expected manufacturing activity.

High-flying dollar slips in Asia

2014-09-22 09:58

The dollar has retreated in Asia after surging last week on hints by the Fed of higher than expected interest rates and Scotland's decision to stay in the UK.

Dollar soars on US diverging path

2014-09-18 10:15

The dollar has vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path of the US.

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.

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