Rand stable above R12/$ as geopolitics again sets tone for emerging markets

2018-04-16 08:53

The local currency was steady in early trade, changing hands at R12.07 to the dollar from its previous close of R12.08 to the greenback.

China denies Xi comments aimed at settling US dispute

2018-04-12 10:35

China's government has denied President Xi Jinping's promises this week to cut import tariffs on cars and open China's markets wider were intended as an overture to settle a tariff dispute with Washington.

Rand skids on Donald Trump's 'get ready Russia' tweet

2018-04-11 14:08

The rand has slipped in line with other emerging market currencies, following a tweet by President Donald Trump warning Russia against countering missiles the US intends to fire at Syria.

Rand on the back foot amid pressure on emerging markets

2018-04-10 11:00

The rand may be in for a rough ride this week, with concerns over the China/Trump trade tariff dispute and US sanctions against Russian oligarchs combining to put pressure on emerging market currencies.

Rand spikes on Nene comments, renewed trade war fears

2018-04-09 13:38

The local currency weakened to R12.15/$ just after noon, with analysts attributing the spike to remarks made by the finance minister, as well as broader trade war fears and a global selloff of emerging market assets .

Trump's 'art of the deal' tactics face ultimate test with China

2018-04-09 07:10

US President Donald Trump has shown a penchant for trying to bully America’s trading partners into concessions at the negotiating table. In China, he faces a rising superpower with the economic might to hold its own.

North Korea's Kim met with China's Xi on first foreign trip

2018-03-28 12:37

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made his first ever foreign trip as leader to meet China's president, vowing he is 'committed to denuclearisation' and willing to hold summits with the South and the US.

China widens Xi's corruption crackdown

2018-03-18 16:40

Millions of Chinese public sector workers will be exposed to the harsh policing tactics of the Communist Party as President Xi Jinping brings his corruption crackdown to China's sprawling bureaucracy.

China's parliament abolishes presidential term limits, puts Xi on course to rule for life

2018-03-11 10:54

China's Xi Jinping has secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower.

China removes online criticism of plan to extend Xi's rule

2018-02-26 21:31

Chinese censors are acting quickly to remove satirical comments about the ruling Communist Party's move to enable President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely.

 

Rand steady above R12/$ as markets focus on geopolitics

2018-04-13 14:11

The local currency was fairly level in early trade, as the attention of global markets remained fixed on the Trump/China trade tariff dispute and the situations in Syria and North Korea.

Xi vs Trump: Who has the better hand in potential trade war?

2018-04-11 20:13

The brewing China-US trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests.

Rand steady in early trade, but emerging market jitters remain

2018-04-11 11:23

The rand has been steady in early trade, with market watchers closely following the fallout from US sanctions on Russian oligarchs, Turkey's financial troubles and the ongoing US/China trade dispute.

China's Xi pledges greater openness amid Trump trade dispute

2018-04-10 08:25

The Chinese president vowed to open sectors from banking to auto manufacturing, as he also warned against returning to a 'Cold War mentality' amid his trade dispute with US counterpart Donald Trump.

Rand again to take its cue from China/US trade dispute this week – analysts

2018-04-09 10:06

The way the tariff dispute between the world's two largest economies plays out is again set to influence trade in emerging market currencies, including the rand.

Xi takes centre stage to defend China's trade from Trump barrage

2018-04-08 13:00

President Trump’s barrage of tariff threats have left China’s Xi Jinping with a tricky balance to strike.

Xi holds back fire as Trump poses unprecedented test on trade

2018-03-23 11:00

After Donald Trump fired shots in what may be an extended trade war, Chinese President Xi Jinping made clear he’s going to wait before unleashing his formidable arsenal in response.

The five most important moves in Xi's big China cabinet shake-up

2018-03-13 10:09

China’s sweeping government restructuring plan gives President Xi Jinping more direct control over the levers of money and power by consolidating, creating or eliminating dozens of agencies.

China downplays lifting of presidential term limit

2018-03-04 11:48

China sought on Sunday to downplay the Communist Party's move to scrap presidential term limits, a decision that could pave the way for Xi Jinping to remain president for life.

China paves way for Xi Jinping to remain leader for years

2018-02-26 12:21

China's ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

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