Muted trading session on JSE as rand firms

2017-10-11 18:54

Financials and retailers led the way while mining stocks came under pressure during Wednesday's relatively muted trading session on the JSE

JSE takes a breather from hot streak

2017-10-10 18:28

The JSE was softer in Tuesday's session, as it took a break from its recent rally that saw the All-Share index hit record highs over the past few trading sessions.

Two more rate cuts could be on cards before April - economist

2017-10-04 07:30

Economists expect the Reserve Bank to announce two more interest rate cuts before the end of the first quarter in 2018.

War talk knocks rand over R13.40/$

2017-09-26 19:16

The rand was on the back foot on Tuesday, weakening to over R13.40/$, as the continued war of words between North Korea and the US triggered a flight to safety among investors.

London tube terrorist attack spooks rand

2017-09-15 13:23

The rand has instantly lost 5c to the US dollar following the news of a terror attack in London.

Rand on back foot after dollar strengthens

2017-09-13 17:44

The rand weakened more than 1% on Wednesday as the US dollar gained for a third straight day ahead of crucial US consumer inflation data due on Thursday.

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.

Rand recovers after spiking to R13.10/$ on US GDP data

2017-08-30 16:01

The rand spiked to R13.10 to the US dollar, giving up all the gains of the previous session as the dollar rebounded on strong US growth data.

Pressure set to pile on the rand

2017-08-27 20:30

Although the rand is showing some strength, it will continue to devalue as South Africa is not attracting long-term "sticky" capital, according to a forex expert.

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.


Rand will rebound against dollar by end of 2017 - analysts

2017-10-11 09:02

Analysts predict the rand will rebound against the dollar by year-end as the pull of improving fundamentals and the hunt for yield support buyers amid lingering political and fiscal risks.

Why the rand is weakening

2017-10-09 14:00

As the rand continues its decline against the dollar, financial experts give their views on what could be behind its current weaker performance.

US rate rhetoric spooks rand, dives 1.5%

2017-09-27 12:15

The rand lost more than 1.5% against the US dollar, breaking through R13.50/$ for the first time in almost three months as the greenback rallied on rate hike hopes.

Competition Commission refuses to release rand probe records

2017-09-18 15:56

The Competition Commission has declined the Standard Bank Group's request to release details of its investigation into currency manipulation.

Rand spikes above R13.20/$ on US CPI

2017-09-14 15:56

The rand spiked through the R13.20 resistance level to a high of R13.27 to the dollar after US CPI came in better than expected.

Rand stable under R13/$ as SA exits recession

2017-09-05 12:32

The rand remained stable under R13 to the US dollar following the news that South Africa has exited a technical recession.

Kganyago: Why not just nationalise SARB?

2017-08-30 20:18

Governor of the SA Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago speaks at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership on role and mandate of the SARB.

Rand surprises market with strong push to below R13/$

2017-08-29 16:56

The rand has surprised the market with a strong push to below R13/$ as the unit capitalised on a weaker dollar.

Rand dips below R13/$ on Yellen comments

2017-08-25 18:04

The rand has firmed more than 1% as the dollar was placed on the back foot by comments made by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

Don’t let the rand dictate offshore investment decisions

2017-08-23 09:54

Taking your money offshore is not necessarily the best course of action when the rand weakens – there are a number of factors to consider.

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