Dollar dips as dealers hope for US rate policy clues

2016-08-26 08:18

The dollar has dipped as focus on the Fed speech revives hopes of fresh clues about the central bank's outlook for the US economy and monetary policy plans.

Hawks move on Gordhan unravels all rand’s good work

2016-08-24 08:53

The rand broke through the R14/$-level at the close of business in New York, but has returned to R13.93/$ on news that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has to report to the Hawks.

Oil price drop helps rand get over early week blues

2016-08-23 08:45

While the rand’s early week blues are over, it is still a matter of wait-and-see until Friday, when the US Federal Reserve will announce an interest rate decision.

Rand falls after hawkish US Fed comments

2016-08-22 06:56

The rand has fallen for a second day after hawkish comments from a Federal Reserve official strengthened speculation there will be a US interest-rate increase within the year.

Dollar up in Asia but gains capped by rate-hike doubts

2016-08-19 07:47

The dollar have risen against most Asian currencies ut its gains were capped by doubts about the chances of a US interest rate hike this year.

Rand goes below R13.30/$, but when will the party end?

2016-08-18 08:42

The volatile rand is back to its winning ways, as yield players return to their risky emerging market currencies.

Dollar rallies on higher rate-boost odds

2016-08-17 12:54

The dollar has rebounded from a more than three-month low versus its major peers after Fed Reserve chiefs suggested markets are underestimating the odds a US rate hike.

Dollar halts slide on Fed rate hike talk

2016-08-17 07:44

The dollar has halted its slide in Asian trade after a senior US central banker said overnight that an interest rate raise could come as early as next month.

Dollar's decline reverberates as merging markets rise

2016-08-16 14:43

The dollar’s slide is gathering pace and that’s proving as much a boon for emerging markets and commodities as it is a drag for European equities.

Dollar slumps ahead of Fed meeting minutes

2016-08-16 07:37

The dollar has slumped as dealers awaited the release of minutes from the Fed's last meeting, while an overnight jump in oil prices lifted emerging Asian currencies.


Where next for the rand?

2016-08-24 11:39

While the rand has been recovering after Nenegate, news that finance minister Pravin Gordhan could be arrested by the Hawks sent the currency into a sharp decline again.

Dollar rises as markets await Fed chair speech

2016-08-24 07:35

The dollar has risen with the Fed's policy plans in focus, while the South Korean won fell after the North tested a submarine-launched missile.

Dollar firms on Fed rate hike speculation

2016-08-22 08:10

The dollar has risen on renewed hopes for a possible US rate hike this year following hawkish comments from the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Oil price surge dents rand rally

2016-08-19 08:40

An almost 25% gain in the oil price this week has put a damper on the rand’s rally, but the real concern remains the interest rate outlook for the US Federal Reserve.

Dollar set for 3-month low on Fed rate bets

2016-08-18 16:06

The dollar has fallen toward a three-month low amid speculation interest rates will stay low amid uneven growth in the world’s largest economy.

Dollar drops after Fed minutes dampen hike expectations

2016-08-18 07:51

The dollar has dropped as records from the Federal Reserve's last meeting dampened hopes of an imminent US interest rate hike.

Rand loses steam on signs US Fed might hike rates

2016-08-17 08:37

The rand has lost over 1% to the dollar amid signs the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates, which would further dent the risky emerging market currency.

ANALYSIS: Will rand rally fire on or fizzle out?

2016-08-17 06:58

While the rand has regained the lost ground it incurred during 2015, global events can change the mood of emerging markets rapidly, says Novare's Tumisho Grater

Risky rand resumes rally

2016-08-16 09:20

The rand has resumed its rally as yield players focused their attention on risk currencies.

Dollar extends drop on faltering economy

2016-08-15 15:23

The dollar has extended last week’s decline as investors became less optimistic about a 2016 interest-rate increase before the release of the minutes of the Fed 's July meeting.

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