Dollar climbs as Fed officials talk up rate hike

18 minutes ago

The dollar has rallied after comments by two regional Fed officials stoked speculation the US central bank could consider raising interest rates next month.

Oil extends losses on supply concerns, stronger dollar

22 minutes ago

Oil prices have extended losses, with the US benchmark below $44 a barrel owing to a pick-up in the dollar and as Iran ramps up production.

Rand falls as emerging-market currencies slump

2016-05-03 18:42

The rand has weakened by the most in nine weeks against the dollar to lead losses among global currencies.

Rand weakens on import demand, stocks fall

2016-05-03 14:48

The rand has fallen as much as 1.4% against the dollar, weighed down by a combination of global risk aversion and a surge in domestic corporate import demand.

Yen advances to 18-month high as dollar drops

2016-05-03 09:26

The yen has climbed to the strongest level in 18 months against the dollar as signs the Federal Reserve will delay rate hikes boosted the currency.

Oil prices rebound in Asia but gains limited by glut fears

2016-05-03 07:21

Oil prices have rebounded in Asia but nagging worries about excess supplies kept them below 2016 highs after data showed Iran and Iraq increasing output.

Oil prices edge back from 2016 highs

2016-05-01 11:09

Oil prices have pulled back a tick from 2016 peaks, capping a fourth straight week of gains as the market pushed higher supported in part by a weaker dollar.

Recent rise in yen 'extremely worrying' - minister

2016-05-01 10:35

Japan's finance minister saus the recent sharp rise in the yen is "extremely worrying", adding Tokyo will take action when necessary.

Europe stocks slide toward first weekly drop in three

2016-04-29 16:21

European stocks have fallen as investors assessed the biggest monthly advance since November on the final trading day of April.

Oil prices reach 2016 highs

2016-04-29 15:37

World oil prices have struck 2016 high points this week as a weaker dollar attracted buyers to a market struggling to overcome a global supply glut.


Asian markets chase Wall St down as global fears return

20 minutes ago

Asia has extended a global stock market sell-off following sharp losses in New York and Europe as fresh fears over the global economy sparked a flight to safe investments.

Is the rand a commodity currency?

2016-05-04 06:28

Is it really true that the exchange rate of the rand mainly takes its cue from commodity prices, asks Jac Laubscher.

Gold shares shine on gloomy JSE

2016-05-03 15:01

Gold shares have been the biggest JSE benefactors from the dollar''s slide to a new 18-month low against the yen.

European stocks slide

2016-05-03 14:16

European stock markets have slumped, dragged down by disappointing bank results, as the EU cut its forecast for eurozone growth.

US stocks push higher as dollar retreats

2016-05-03 07:25

US stocks have ended a two-day losing streak, rising ahead of the April jobs report and other key American data releases as the dollar pulled back further against the euro.

Carmakers drive Europe higher, ignore Asia losses

2016-05-02 16:27

European shares have pushed higher in holiday-thinned trading with shares in car manufacturers leading the way.

US growth worries cloud global stock markets

2016-05-01 11:04

Traders have dumped retail US stocks after a weak report on American consumer spending added to worries about the strength of the economy.

Zuma ruling, weaker dollar boost rand

2016-04-29 18:53

The rand has extended its gains against the dollar to hit a five-month high, lifted by a weaker greenback and a court ruling against scandal-beset President Jacob Zuma.

US stocks open lower

2016-04-29 16:10

US stocks have opened in the red, extending the previous day's sharp losses despite better-than-expected quarterly earnings from ExxonMobil and Amazon.

Rand gains to five-month high versus dollar

2016-04-29 15:34

The rand has gained to its strongest level against the dollar in five months after an unexpected trade surplus in March for the first time this year.

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