Dollar builds on gains but Asia markets struggle to track Wall St

2017-09-18 09:11

The dollar has pressed on with its recovery against the yen on renewed hopes for Trump's tax plan, lifting Japanese stocks for a fourth day but most other Asian markets struggled to build on the week's gains.

Massive boost for rand on poor US jobs data

2017-09-01 14:44

The rand has gained over 1% against the dollar, after the US announced it added fewer employees than expected in August.

Dollar, equity markets up as focus turns to banker gathering

2017-08-25 07:37

The dollar has edged up ahead of a much-anticipated central bankers' meeting later in the day, while equity markets also advanced at the end of a broadly upbeat week.

Dollar buoyed by positioning for possible Jackson Hole rebound

2017-08-22 12:08

The dollar has risen against most Group-of-10 peers as fresh long exposure was added before the Federal Reserve’s annual economic symposium.

Dollar recovers, stocks rise after US jobs report

2017-08-06 15:22

The dollar got a shot in the arm from strong US jobs data, with equities also pushing ahead as investors welcome the signs of American economic strength.

Dollar slips after US growth data, stocks fall

2017-07-28 15:42

The dollar has weakened, the euro extended gains and gold climbed after data showed the US economy expanding at a slower-than-expected pace.

Dollar stays weak on US politics, Aussie falls

2017-07-21 07:49

Stocks in Asia pared a back-to-back weekly advance while the dollar returned to its lowest in almost a year as investors assess an investigation into the US president that may stall his economic agenda.

Dollar down as Trump health care blow fuels tax reform fears

2017-07-18 11:20

The dollar has sunk as two Republican senators rejected their party's bill to repeal Obamacare, throwing Donald Trump's economic agenda into doubt.

Dollar tumbles to lowest since Sept after Yellen's comments

2017-07-13 10:45

The dollar has fallen after comments from Fed Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on inflation spurred investors to lower their expectations on the pace of US rate increases.

Dollar reverses drop before Fed minutes, data as risk-off fades

2017-07-05 12:23

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has reversed early losses on a move fuelled by the greenback’s rally versus the yen as risk sentiment improved across markets.


Dollar builds on gains but Asia markets struggle to track Wall St

2017-09-14 07:39

The dollar has pressed on with its recovery against the yen, lifting Japanese stocks for a fourth day but most other Asian markets struggled to build on the week's gains.

Dollar, most Asia markets rise as US data pip N. Korea concerns

2017-08-31 07:38

The dollar has extended gains and most Asian equities advanced as strong US growth and jobs data helped traders move past North Korea's missile test, while oil was battered by storm Harvey.

Long-term view of the rand

2017-08-23 20:54

Given that investors wish to preserve and grow their investments in rand and dollar terms, South Africans are rightly asking where the rand is going.

Stocks fall on Korea tensions as haven assets rise

2017-08-09 07:58

Stocks in Asia have declined with US equity-index futures and the South Korean currency tumbled as investors took a risk-off approach after the US and North Korea exchanged threats.

Dollar falls for third day as traders await payrolls report

2017-08-04 12:07

The dollar has fallen for a third day versus the euro as investors await July payrolls data due later, with traders bracing for the pair to hit the 1.20 mark.

Dollar faces fresh pressure while most Asia markets turn down

2017-07-24 07:53

The dollar has suffered fresh losses, while most Asian markets turned negative as investors await a Federal Reserve policy meeting and the release of big-name earnings results.

Dollar struggles in Asia as Hong Kong gains for eighth day

2017-07-20 07:34

The dollar's travails have extended as Trump faces a battle to push through his economic agenda, while Hong Kong was the stand-out Asian equity market.

Dollar holds near 10-month low after disappointing data

2017-07-17 09:00

The US dollar has held near a 10-month low following dismal inflation and retail sales data.

Pressure off rand after markets overreact to Reserve Bank hype

2017-07-10 08:51

Pressure on the rand seems to have eased after the market overreacted to an ANC policy motion last week that could see the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank.

Yen the big winner as central banks trim dollar, pound

2017-07-04 10:57

Central banks may be a substantial part of the reason why the dollar has come crashing down so rapidly this year, and for the surprising rallies in the yen and the Aussie.

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