Rand firms ahead of US Fed speech

2014-10-29 18:17

The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar as markets await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting on its direction regarding interest rates.

Rand stuck near three-month high

2014-04-01 18:26

The rand has weakened against the dollar, pulling back slightly from a three-month high as momentum slowed as the unit tracked the euro currency.

Rand falls to two-week low

2014-03-12 19:21

The rand has dropped to its weakest in a fortnight against the dollar, hit as emerging market currencies came under pressure because of growth concerns in China.

Rand steady ahead of trade data

2013-11-29 09:16

The rand has been steady after hitting a two-week low in the previous session, and it is likely to take its cue from the latest trade figures due later.

Rand gets a boost from China reform plans

2013-11-18 18:50

The rand has firmed against the dollar as global markets were lifted by the prospect of ambitious economic reforms in China and continued US monetary stimulus.

Rand supported by weakening dollar

2013-10-24 19:05

The rand has firmed against the dollar, supported by bearish dollar sentiment, while bonds have steadied.

Rand gains on weaker dollar

2013-07-08 17:37

Despite a wildcat mine strike weighing on the rand, it has firmed against the dollar as the greenback retreated from multi-year highs hit last week.

Rand slightly firmer

2013-06-21 17:14

The rand has managed to tick up 3 cents against the dollar in afternoon trade as the forex market settled down after a rout in commodity currencies.

Rand hits R10/$

2013-05-30 14:50

The rand has breached the R10/$-mark for the first time in over four years, extending losses after President Jacob Zuma expressed concern about the impact of mine labour unrest.

Volatile rand in wide range

2013-04-18 12:27

The rand was slightly stronger in midday trade but still within a broader range as markets sought to consolidate following the selloff of commodities.

Rand trades in tight range after budget

2013-02-28 12:30

The rand was a touch weaker and trading in thin ranges at midday having recovered from a brief slide after the budget speech on Wednesday.

Rand follows euro stronger

2013-02-25 13:12

The rand was firmer at noon due to a stronger euro‚ which regained losses from Friday.

Rand set to firm for fifth day

2013-02-04 09:15

The rand steadied against the dollar, looking to strengthen for the fifth straight session.

Rand weakens further on Fitch cut

2013-01-11 17:45

Political risk continued to weigh on the rand‚ with concerns over the downgrade by Fitch being the primary driver of slower trade.

Rand weakens in post-rally correction

2013-01-02 19:18

The rand retreated from three-month highs against the dollar in late trade, falling nearly 1% in a correction after strong gains.

JSE soft on weak world markets

2012-12-21 14:31

The JSE has been softer at noon tracking global sentiment on negative headlines about the US fiscal cliff.


Rand edges lower ahead of data

2014-04-02 18:42

The rand has weakened as mining strike concerns lingered but investors remained wary ahead of a US jobs report.

Rand firms recent high against dollar

2014-03-27 10:38

The rand has edged towards its highest in a week, as global risk sentiment remains supportive and investors priced in tighter monetary policy later in the year.

Rand edges up, bonds firm

2013-12-23 19:48

The rand has edged up against the dollar and government bonds were also firmer in a quiet trade with many market players taking year-end breaks.

Rand, government bonds weaker

2013-11-27 19:09

The rand has fallen and a policy review by the South African Reserve Bank made it clear the central bank was not inclined to prop up the local currency.

Rand slips against buoyant dollar

2013-11-08 19:18

The rand has fallen as much as 1% against the greenback as US jobs data reignited expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut back on asset purchases.

Rand falls as Amplats strike weighs

2013-09-27 18:37

The rand has retreated to a two-week low, dragged down by strike action at Anglo Platinum.

Rand outshines emerging market peers

2013-06-24 19:00

The rand has been the best performing currency among its emerging market peers‚ strengthening by as much as 0.54% against the dollar.

Rand sheds further value

2013-06-14 18:59

The rand shed further value as rumours continued to drive a volatile market.

Bonds soften on weaker rand

2013-04-26 13:59

The South African bond market has been slightly weaker following the weekly inflation-linked bond auction.

Rand softer on electricity concerns

2013-03-19 13:16

The rand extended its decline at noon due to fears of forced Eskom electricity blackouts‚ that could have a negative affect on mining and manufacturing.

Rand strengthens on strong GDP figures

2013-02-26 13:03

The rand strengthened slightly on Tuesday on better-than-expected fourth quarter GDP data.

Rand sentiment positive ahead of data

2013-02-07 12:06

The rand continued to trade in a narrow range at midday but was slightly firmer ahead of SA manufacturing data expected later today.

Fitch downgrade still haunts rand

2013-01-14 12:17

The rand has been a smidgen firmer against the US dollar, but the cut by Fitch on the country's sovereign rating continued to weigh on the local currency.

Rand weakens on low demand

2013-01-10 17:35

The rand weakened on Thursday afternoon as international demand for local bonds and equities subsided.

Rand little changed as markets shut down

2012-12-24 14:03

The rand has little changed in muted trade against major currencies when the local markets officially closed for the Christmas and the Day of Goodwill holidays.

JSE hits another record high

2012-12-19 18:28

Positive global sentiment has led the local bourse to close at an all-time high with the market rallying above the 39 000 point level for the first time ever.

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