Oil extends slide on worries about impact of Brexit

2016-06-27 07:38

Oil prices have suffered fresh losses in Asian trade as the fallout from the Brexit vote batters confidence and ushers in a period of uncertainty.

Dollar ticks up ahead of Fed meeting outcome

2016-06-15 09:36

The dollar has edged higher as the US central bank winds up its two-day policy meeting, but anxiety over UK's vote on its future in the EU hung over the market.

Weak bank shares lead US stocks lower

2016-06-10 07:44

Shares of large banks have retreated on dimming expectations of a hike in US interest rates as Wall Street stocks finished modestly lower.

Dollar rises vs yen as Yellen dampens rate hike signal

2016-06-07 07:19

The dollar has risen against the yen, as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signalled caution about raising interest rates following the disappointing May jobs report.

Dollar edges down ahead of US jobs report

2016-06-03 07:39

The dollar has edged lower as traders focus on US jobs data later in the day that will help the Federal Reserve decide on when to lift interest rates.

Dollar extends gains on Yellen rate hike talk

2016-05-30 07:53

The dollar has powered higher after Fed chair Janet Yellen said the US economy was improving enough to support an increase in interest rates in coming months.

Dollar pares best monthly gain since January 2015

2016-05-26 09:07

A gauge of the dollar has pared its best monthly performance since January 2015 as traders weighed the timing of Federal Reserve policy tightening.

Just how local is JSE? Collocott examines foreign earnings as % of total earnings.

2016-05-25 05:30

An industry expert presents an in-depth analysis of just how local the companies listed on the Johannesburg securities exchange are.

Dollar holds steady vs euro, yen climbs

2016-05-24 07:40

The dollar has held steady against the euro in a market focused on Fed rate hike plans, while the yen gained after the G7 warned Japan against currency intervention.

Dollar surges on bullish Fed minutes

2016-05-19 07:32

The dollar has jumped after the minutes to the Fed meeting showed the central bank far more bullish about a possible June rate hike than markets had understood.


Dollar falls as Fed holds rates steady and pares forecasts

2016-06-16 09:23

The dollar has weakened after the Federal Reserve left interest rates on hold and pared back its growth and rate hike forecasts.

Dollar surges vs pound as 'Brexit' fears rise

2016-06-12 12:48

The pound has sunk and the euro has fallen with it as investors seek shelter in the US dollar amid fears that Britain will vote to exit the EU this month.

Zim's black market, where the dollar trades against itself

2016-06-08 11:12

In Zimbabwe - the country that once suffered 500 billion percent inflation - one dollar may now cost you as much as $1.07.

Dollar rises after worst drop in 4 months

2016-06-06 12:03

A gauge of the dollar has risen, recovering some of its biggest loss since February, when weaker-than-forecast payrolls data doused speculation on rate hike prospects.

Rand set for worst month since 2013 as downgrade threat looms

2016-05-31 15:13

The rand has weakened almost 10% this month as expectations the Fed will raise rates boost the dollar and the threat of a downgrade of SA's credit rating weighs on the currency.

Dollar faces test on path to biggest advance

2016-05-27 08:49

The dollar’s best month in more than a year faces one last hurdle: Janet Yellen's speech and any hint of dovishness could spur a reversal for the greenback.

Dollar holds gains against yen as markets turn risk-on

2016-05-25 07:42

The dollar has held gains against the yen after risk appetite among Asian investors jumped on the back of rising expectations of a rise in US borrowing costs.

Dollar rally gathers pace, commodities drop on Fed

2016-05-24 12:24

The dollar has rallied and crude oil fell with gold as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as early as next month.

Dollar firm against euro, yen

2016-05-20 09:05

The dollar has little changed, holding gains against the euro while rising against the yen as a G7 finance meeting kicked off in northern Japan.

Dollar rallies on US rate hike talks

2016-05-18 07:38

The dollar has rallied broadly in Asia as a string of US economic data and bullish commentary from two Federal Reserve policymakers spurred talk of a US rate hike.

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