Euro under pressure after plunging on ECB move

2015-01-23 10:45

The euro has been close to its lowest levels in more than a decade after the European Central Bank launched a vast bond-buying programme.

Euro under pressure in Asia ahead of ECB meet

2015-01-22 08:35

The euro has struggled against the dollar in Asia as traders await a European Central Bank talk where policymakers are expected to launch a bond-buying programme.

Euro weakens in Asia on ECB stimulus risk

2015-01-19 09:01

The euro has been struggling in Asia on growing expectations that the ECB will announce a massive bond-buying scheme to buoy the eurozone's struggling economy.

Euro falls after latest eurozone data

2015-01-08 15:01

The euro has tumbled to a fresh low and European shares have jumped after data released strengthened the European Central Bank's case for a new stimulus plan .

Euro hits fresh low, bonds boom

2015-01-07 10:18

The euro has hit a nine-year trough as collapsing oil prices and worries about the world economy have driven investors to safe-haven sovereign debt.

Euro hits 9-yr low on ECB stimulus speculation

2015-01-05 09:53

The euro has hit a near nine-year low against the dollar after the European Central Bank's president hinted that policymakers would unleash fresh easing measures.

Euro struggles in Asia on ECB comments

2014-11-24 09:05

The euro is struggling in Asian trade after being hammered in response to comments from the European Central Bank chief hinting at further stimulus measures.

Euro rebounds on ECB easing plan reports

2014-10-22 09:38

The euro has rebounded modestly in Asia after it dropped in New York on reports that the European Central Bank could expand its bond-buying programme.

Sterling under pressure from Scottish vote

2014-09-08 10:51

Sterling has declined and British shares look set to underperform their peers in Europe after a poll found rising support for Scottish independence.

Euro at one-year low against dollar in Asia

2014-09-01 12:03

The euro has struggled at a one-year low against the dollar in Asia, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting where policymakers will consider their next move.

Euro mixed in Asia ahead of eurozone data

2014-08-14 07:20

The euro was mixed in Asia as investors awaited second-quarter eurozone growth figures.

Euro slips on Portugal bank bailout

2014-08-04 11:38

The euro has slipped against the dollar in Asia following news of a bailout for a crisis-hit Portuguese bank, while the dollar held steady after falling on US jobs data.

European markets rebound on China data

2014-07-16 20:00

European stock markets have leapt higher owing to strong economic growth data from China and an improved picture in Portugal.

Euro up on dollar ahead of ECB meeting

2014-06-01 14:45

The euro has rebounded from three-month lows against the dollar, but remained relatively weak ahead of a key meeting of the European Central Bank.

Euro boosted by Yellen, yen sinks

2014-04-02 10:27

The euro gained against the dollar after a dovish speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, while the yen fell on a disappointingly small rise

Euro flat, downside risk remains

2014-03-25 09:41

The euro was flat in Asia after enjoying a rally in New York, but analysts have warned of downside risks if Western leaders tighten economic sanctions on Russia.

Euro hits 17-month high vs dollar

2014-03-13 08:15

The euro has jumped to its highest level against the dollar in 17 months, topping the $1.39 level as traders voted more confidence in the eurozone.

Latvia becomes 18th EU member

2014-01-02 10:11

Latvia has become the 18th member of the eurozone on January 1, which also marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of the single currency in 1999.

Euro strikes eight-month peak

2013-10-17 15:32

The euro has rallied to reach its highest level against the dollar in 8.5 months, following a deal struck to raise the US debt ceiling and avert a default.

Euro mixed in Asia after fresh GDP data

2013-08-15 08:13

The euro was mixed in Asia after fresh data showed the troubled eurozone had exited a recession in the second quarter.

Dollar, euro under pressure in Asia

2013-07-04 09:03

The dollar and euro have come under pressure in Asia as political turmoil in Portugal and Egypt sent investors to the safe-haven yen.

European stocks hit by Asia strains

2013-06-03 13:53

Analysts say European stock markets have fallen after a renewed slide in Tokyo on poorly-received Chinese economic data.

Asian shares rise on firm US earnings

2013-04-24 08:13

Asian shares advanced tracking global equities higher on the back of solid US earnings, but the euro was pressured by soft German data.

Rand strengthens on US fiscal hopes

2012-12-07 16:34

The rand strengthened after renewed hopes that the biggest economy in the world will avert the fiscal cliff.


ECB bond purchases boost equities

2015-01-23 09:03

European and US stocks have rallied after the ECB said it will inject over €1trn into the stagnant eurozone economy.

ECB faces crucial test of 'whatever it takes'

2015-01-20 09:00

The European Central Bank faces a crucial test of its resolve to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the euro when it decides this week on buying government bonds.

Euro slips against franc after shock Swiss move

2015-01-16 10:18

The euro has dipped against the Swiss franc and as traders were left stunned by Switzerland's decision to remove its currency peg to the euro.

Cees Bruggemans: Grexit fallout hits South Africa

2015-01-07 14:30

There were early signs late last year, but the storm only broke in the opening moments of January 2015: Europe hitting new and old multiple potholes. It didn’t hit the rand, but certainly the JSE.

Euro under pressure in Asia ahead of Greek vote

2015-01-06 09:19

The euro has struggled in Asia after hitting its lowest level in nearly nine years as traders fret about a Greek exit from the eurozone and falling oil prices.

Euro holds up afer rallying on ECB decision

2014-12-05 08:04

The euro has held up against other major currencies in Asia after rallying on the European Central Bank's decision not to expand stimulus for now.

Euro slips in Asia on ECB official's comments

2014-11-27 09:04

The euro has lost more ground in Asia after a European Central Bank official's dovish comments boosted speculation about further easing measures.

Euro struggles in Asia after ECB measures

2014-11-07 09:33

The euro has struggled to recover against the dollar in Asia after hitting a more than two-year low in New York.

Euro's demise exaggerated, old lessons show

2014-10-13 16:45

Currency watchers anticipates the euro to fall sharply against the dollar, but history suggests the currency's drop may not be quite so smooth or rapid.

Euro under water as ECB opens liquidity spout

2014-09-05 10:06

The euro has been deep under water, having suffered its steepest fall in three years after the European Central Bank stunned markets by cutting interest rates.

Euro hits fresh lows, Asia shares at highs

2014-08-27 09:45

The euro has been cracking under pressure as feverish speculation of further policy stimulus in the eurozone drove bond yields to all-time lows.

Euro up in Asia ahead of ECB meetings

2014-08-07 07:42

The euro has edged up in Asia ahead of central bank meetings as investors focus on whether European policymakers will hint at further monetary easing.

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.

Want euros in London? Don't ask your bank

2014-07-08 11:45

Surveys show consumers tend to seek travel money from bureau de change booths in preference to banks because the rates are better.

Global shares extend rally, euro firm

2014-04-02 14:20

World stocks extended their recent rally and the yen sagged to a 10-week low as investors focused on the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data.

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.

Court confirms legality of euro bailout

2014-03-18 12:40

Germany's Constitutional Court confirmed the legality of the euro zone's bailout fund, upholding a preliminary ruling.

Euro in demand among criminals

2014-01-13 13:08

The number of counterfeit euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation in the second half of last year have risen, says the European Central Bank.

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.

Euro higher after Merkel election victory

2013-09-23 07:37

The euro rose in Asian trade as German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched her third term in a convincing election victory.

Euro gains helped by German trade data

2013-08-09 13:07

The dollar has dropped slightly against the euro after Germany reported a bounce in its trade surplus in June, a good sign for the eurozone's largest economy.

European stocks stable ahead of US data

2013-06-07 15:19

European stock markets have steadied and the euro slipped against the dollar ahead of an announcement on US jobs data.

German and French stocks open firm

2013-05-27 11:34

The German and French stock markets are showing strong gains, while the markets in the US and UK are closed for a holiday.

Rand weakens‚ eyes inflation data

2012-12-11 20:19

The rand weakened as traders eyed local inflation data for direction.

Rand strengthens on Chinese optimism

2012-12-05 16:45

The rand strengthened after comments from China spurred optimism of potentially higher economic growth in the world’s second-biggest economy.

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