Asian shares mostly up

2014-07-15 11:28

Asian shares mostly rose, taking their lead from Wall Street, while investors await a string of market-moving news and data in a few days.

Rand largely steady, awaits US data

2013-10-22 09:17

The rand has steadied against the dollar with traders expecting it to hold within its current band ahead of the US non-farm jobs data.

Rand weakens ahead of factory data

2013-10-10 10:07

The rand has been slightly weaker against the dollar and could come under pressure if mining and manufacturing data come in softer than expected.

Rand holds steady at five-week highs

2013-09-17 09:29

The rand has traded within a few cents of the five-week highs it touched previously, and should tread in a narrow range.

Rand holds steady, factory data a boost

2013-09-12 09:20

The rand has hovered near four-week highs, tracking a generally firm tone in emerging markets, while official data indicated recovery in the manufacturing sector.

Rand retreats, eyes current account data

2013-09-09 10:00

The rand has pulled back against the dollar after strong gains and may extend losses if the current account deficit widens more than expected.

Rand firms, sees highest level in a week

2013-09-02 09:40

The rand has extended its rally against the dollar to hit its highest level in more than a week, helped by upbeat Chinese factory data.

Rand steady ahead of CPI data

2013-08-21 09:34

The rand has steadied, recovering from six-week lows as the dollar lost some of its lustre and while investors awaited domestic inflation data.

Rand mostly flat on Marikana anniversary

2013-08-16 11:25

The rand has been mostly flat as worries of labour unrest were raised on the one-year anniversary of when police shot strikers at Lonmin's Marikana mine.

Rand steadies below R10/$

2013-08-14 09:35

The rand has held steady against the dollar, trading just below the psychologically key R10 area after the greenback was bolstered by strong US economic data.

Rand rallies against dollar

2013-08-12 09:13

The rand has firmed against the dollar with local dealers coming in after a long weekend to play catch up with a currency that rallied at the end of last week.

Rand steady vs dollar, eyes on auction

2013-08-06 09:39

The rand has been steady against the dollar, with market participants saying it could benefit from a successful government bond auction.

Rand breaches R10/$ level

2013-08-02 09:27

The rand has fallen through the psychologically important level of R10/$, with upbeat expectations about US jobs data bolstering the greenback.

Rand remains under pressure

2013-07-31 09:08

The rand has dropped against the dollar, on track to extend three days of losses ahead of domestic trade account data and a Federal Reserve policy review.

Rand edges firmer, tracks commodity rally

2013-07-22 09:21

The rand has climbed nearly 1%, taking its cue from commodity-linked currencies but the potential for weakness remains due to the threat of mining strikes.

Rand mostly flat ahead of Fed testimony

2013-07-17 09:52

The rand has hovered near overnight levels ahead of a testimony by US Federal Reserve chairperson Ben Bernanke.

Rand, bonds steady ahead of rate decision

2013-07-15 09:27

The rand has been flat against the dollar and is likely to trade rangebound this week ahead of a central bank interest rate decision.

Rand firms on short-covering

2013-07-10 09:43

The rand has firmed against the dollar with investors covering short positions but dealers expect gains to be curbed.

Rand under pressure, bonds weaker

2013-07-08 09:18

The rand has touched fresh 2-week lows and could lose further ground as the greenback remains supported by jobs data.

Bonds, rand set for more weakness

2013-07-04 09:26

Government bonds have retreated further while the rand drifted near the previous session's four-day lows against the dollar.

Rand steady vs dollar, bonds supported

2013-07-01 09:45

The rand has held steady, trading stronger than the psychologically key R10/$ level as investors' concerns eased about an early withdrawal of US stimulus.

Bonds firmer ahead of US data

2013-06-26 12:31

The bond market has been firmer‚ but trading volumes remain small ahead of the release of US data.

Bonds firmer after good auction

2013-06-25 12:29

The South African bond market has remained firm after a good auction‚ following a stronger rand.

Bonds under pressure, rand weakens

2013-06-24 09:31

Government bonds have weakened sharply and the rand fell against the dollar as investors continued to pull out of emerging markets.

Vulnerable rand stages modest recovery

2013-06-21 11:14

The rand has eked out a slight gain after China quietly added liquidity to its market, but traders say the outlook remains weak for the local unit.


US stocks score ahead of January jobs data

2014-02-07 07:32

US stocks have surged amid optimism that the January jobs market report due today will point to firm economic growth.

Rand nears 3-week high as mine strike ends

2013-10-11 09:44

The rand has ticked up to a near three-week high against the dollar as news that striking workers at Anglo Platinum have returned to work lifted sentiment.

Rand weakens, trade data eyed

2013-09-30 09:26

The rand has weakened against the dollar and weaker-than-expected trade data could add further pressure.

Rand hits 5-week high

2013-09-16 09:20

The rand has touched its strongest level in five weeks amid speculation the US Federal Reserve may keep an accommodative policy stance, boosting emerging currencies.

Rand pulls back from rally

2013-09-11 09:14

The rand has weakened, extending losses prompted by worse-than-expected current account data and pulling yields on government debt higher.

Rand steady, may weaken on stimulus pullback

2013-09-05 10:15

The rand has held fairly steady, but may weaken amid rising expectations that the US central bank would soon pull back injecting money into emerging markets.

Rand gains vs dollar, inflation data eyed

2013-08-29 09:40

The rand has edged higher as fears of an imminent US-led military strike on Syria eased, but the currency could suffer if producer inflation data disappoints.

Labour strife fears push rand over R10/$

2013-08-19 09:57

The rand has hit its weakest level in more than five weeks, weighed down by the threat of labour strife in the crucial automobile and mining sectors.

Rand recovers back into range vs dollar

2013-08-15 09:25

The rand has firmed against the dollar, recovering from a fall through R10-to-the-greenback level to trade back in a familiar range.

Rand steady vs dollar, focus on US data

2013-08-13 09:25

The rand has steadied against the dollar, struggling against a bolstered greenback as investors anticipated upbeat data on the world's biggest economy.

Rand firms slightly after reserves data

2013-08-07 10:57

The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar after data showed foreign exchange reserves rose in July.

Rand slips against dollar, bonds firm

2013-08-05 09:43

The rand has edged lower against the dollar and is likely to be range-bound ahead of the release of local mining and manufacturing data.

Rand vulnerable ahead of US jobs data

2013-08-01 09:27

The rand has weakened slightly against the dollar and remained vulnerable ahead of the release of the globally watched US jobs data.

Rand under pressure in data-heavy week

2013-07-30 09:31

The rand has been weaker against the dollar and is likely to remain under pressure this week ahead of the release of local employment and trade data.

Bonds, rand steady ahead of rates call

2013-07-18 09:49

Government bonds have been largely steady and the rand remained in range of its previous levels, ahead of the Reserve Bank's decision on interest rates.

Rand firms to two-week high vs dollar

2013-07-16 09:31

The rand has been steady after hitting a two-week high and had a positive outlook supported by views that the US Federal Reserve will maintain monetary easing.

Rand steadies, bonds weaken

2013-07-12 09:49

The rand has traded close to its overnight levels and looked set to tread a narrow range for the day in the absence of market-moving domestic or global data.

Rand, bonds slightly firmer

2013-07-09 09:57

The rand has firmed against the dollar with investors booking profits on the US currency and with risk sentiment improved.

Rand under pressure

2013-07-05 09:26

The rand has held broadly steady against the dollar although investors remained jittery ahead of US jobs data.

Rand dips on stronger dollar

2013-07-03 09:39

The rand has breached the psychologically important R10/$ level as a stronger greenback weakened global currencies while market liquidity remained thin.

Rand slightly firmer ahead of PPI data

2013-06-27 09:16

The rand has been firmer, supported by the short-term flows ahead of the end of the financial quarter.

Rand rebounds on corporate demand

2013-06-26 09:40

The rand has bounced back as flows of offshore corporate earnings ahead of the end of the financial quarter offset strong demand for the dollar.

Rand firmer on exporter

2013-06-25 09:12

The rand has strengthened, bolstered as domestic firms brought back overseas earning ahead of the end of the financial quarter.

Bonds firm after ILB auction

2013-06-21 12:37

The South African bond market has been consolidated at firmer levels after a decent inflation-linked bond auction.

Rand weakens

2013-06-20 10:10

The rand has weakened, extending an overnight fall in New York after the US Federal Reserve signalled an end to its stimulus programme.

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