Fed cuts rates by quarter point and signals potential for more

2019-07-31 20:32

The Federal Reserve reduced interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis and hinted it may cut again this year to insulate the record-long US economic expansion from slowing global growth

Emerging markets get thumbs up after staring down tough quarter

2018-04-02 12:47

Emerging market stocks beat peers from developed nations in the first quarter as investors tangled with an escalation in trade tensions, a jump in bond yields and bank-funding costs, and a sell-off in technology stocks.

Rand gold price takes a plunge

2017-07-18 17:40

There has been a massive decline in the rand gold price from a high of R20 300 to R16 180 as at 30 June, according to the most recent SA Bullion Gold quarterly report.

CPI, Zuma rumours push rand under R13/$

2017-05-24 12:11

Following reports that the ANC NEC wants to remove Jacob Zuma, the rand strengthened to R12.98/$.

Rand, stocks weaker after hawkish Fed comments

2016-08-19 18:43

The rand has retreated for a third consecutive session to its weakest level in a week against the dollar while stocks also fell, on signs the US could lift rates.

Global economy ahead: All eyes on the US Fed

2015-09-13 19:30

The US Federal Reserve takes centre stage this week, eclipsing industry data from China, another grim inflation reading from the eurozone and rate decisions.

JSE advances as investors bet on dovish Fed

2014-10-29 18:14

Stocks have ticked up as investors bought everything from banks to retailers, betting the US Federal Reserve would announce plans to delay interest rate hikes.

US jobless claims near pre-recession levels

2014-04-17 16:00

New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels, offering further evidence of the economy's underlying strength.

Yellen: Fed has no authority over Bitcoin

2014-02-27 20:15

The Federal Reserve has no authority to regulate or otherwise deal with the crypto-currency Bitcoin, Fed chairperson Janet Yellen says.

'EM crisis not caused by US tapering'

2014-02-04 13:37

A rout in emerging market assets is not the result of the US Federal Reserve's decision to scale down its monetary stimulus, says a top Credit Suisse fund manager.


US Fed leaves key rate unchanged with economy at ‘strong rate’

2018-08-01 20:45

Federal Reserve officials left the benchmark interest rate unchanged while reiterating their plan to gradually lift borrowing costs to keep the economy expanding at a healthy pace.

White House doesn't see need for faster Fed hikes

2018-01-08 05:00

The Federal Reserve won’t need to pick up the pace of its planned interest-rate increases in response to the recently-passed tax overhaul package, says a chief economist.

Don't fear the Fed, EM currencies can do well - SocGen

2017-06-14 11:58

Emerging market currencies should comfortably ride out coming Federal Reserve monetary tightening, according to Societe Generale SA.

Fed forecasts 3 more hikes in 2017

2016-12-16 14:39

After raising its benchmark rate in response to a strengthening US economy, the Federal Reserve foresees three more hikes in 2017

Goldman Sachs fined $36m by Fed over leaked documents

2016-08-03 18:07

Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $36.3m over allegations that former employees obtained confidential documents from the Federal Reserve.

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.

Fed policy the enemy of gold bulls

2014-09-22 12:08

Gold's recent losses have erased almost all of its 2014 gains as speculation mounts that the Federal Reserve will start its rate-tightening cycle sooner.

Rand at multi-week lows

2014-03-20 18:46

The rand has been trading near its lowest level in more than three weeks as the dollar surged after the US Federal Reserve hinted at a hike in interest rates.

Gold hits three-month high, shares up

2014-02-11 13:39

Gold has hit a three-month high and global shares rose as investors wagered that the new US Federal Reserve head would renew the bank's pledge to keep policy ultra-easy.

US stocks edge higher ahead of Fed meeting

2013-12-18 19:59

US stocks have opened slightly higher ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve policy meeting that could scale back the central bank's aggressive bond-buying programme.

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