Pound's gain on Brexit transition deal agreement seen capped

2018-03-19 15:37

The pound has rallied 1% and gilts slid as Brexit negotiators confirmed a transition deal had been reached, yet the currency’s medium-term gains are likely to be limited.

Rand steady on Zuma prosecution announcement

2018-03-16 15:49

The rand was unchanged after National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams announced that President Jacob Zuma would be prosecuted.

Rand firm as market focus turns to Moody's ratings decision

2018-03-14 12:22

The rand firmed against the dollar in early trade, as the SA market started to shift its focus to whether Moody's would downgrade SA's sovereign credit rating to junk later in the month.

#JunkStatus, #Zexit, Cyril & the rand – The irrational truth

2018-03-05 20:30

James Paynter looks at the unpredictability of the rand, which has the tendency to react contrary to rational logic.

Rand corrects on SA land issues and global factors

2018-03-01 10:44

As global factors set in the local currency is on a path of correction, following a recent rally on the back of political developments.

Rand steady as Nene, Gordhan return to Cabinet

2018-02-26 22:49

The rand has strengthened more than R2 to the US dollar since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president on 18 December last year.

Rand steady in early trade

2018-02-23 10:19

The rand has been little changed, as investors wait to see whether President Cyril Ramaphosa will reshuffle his Cabinet.

Rand volatile as all eyes turn to National Budget

2018-02-21 11:05

The market will care more about the numbers than how they will be achieved, but would be encouraged by - and probably even assumes - a VAT hike, says a currency trader.

Rand slightly weaker ahead of budget

2018-02-20 12:19

Market analysts say they have largely expected the rand's modest dip, caused by a correction from its highs last week coupled with relative dollar strength.

Rand flirts with R11.50/$ as markets await possible Cabinet reshuffle

2018-02-16 12:46

Rand gains on the election of a new South African president have run their course, say analysts, as markets await a possible Cabinet reshuffle this weekend.


Rand on back foot at start of week

2018-03-19 10:51

The rand started the week above R12/$, as investors await the Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement in the US, and whether ratings agency Moody's will downgrade SA's sovereign debt to junk.

Dollar drops on US retail data, stocks rebound

2018-03-14 15:04

Stocks have gained as positive economic data from China lifted mining shares after a day of market turmoil sparked by the latest shakeup in the Trump administration.

Stronger GDP figures lift rand

2018-03-06 12:21

The rand has strengthened by 8 cents to the dollar after Statistics SA announced that the country's 2017 GDP growth was stronger than predicted.

Rand to test above R12/$

2018-03-05 12:07

Uncertainty around land reform and global factors will dominate the rand this week, say experts.

Rand stable as markets digest Ramaphosa reshuffle

2018-02-27 10:01

The rand has remained steady in early trade, with analysts saying markets have largely anticipated a major Cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Rand rally continues on positive sentiment and political developments

2018-02-26 09:59

The rand has continued its rally following the budget, opening at R11.55 on Monday morning.

Rand cheers Gigaba's 'tough but hopeful budget'

2018-02-21 16:04

The rand firmed almost 1% after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered what he called "a tough but hopeful budget".

Is the Ramaphosa party over for the rand?

2018-02-21 07:22

The rand's `Ramaphosa rally' seems in doubt amid mixed technical signs.

Rand still enjoying Ramaphosa rally

2018-02-19 12:29

The rand is still enjoying the 'Ramaphosa rally', but may encounter some near-term weakness ahead of the Budget Speech, according to market analysts.

Rand could reach R11.50/$ on #Zumexit, Ramaphosa presidency - analyst

2018-02-15 15:11

The rand has held steady at R11.66 to the dollar, following Cyril Ramaphosa's election as president of the country.

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