Bitcoin futures start with a bang as gain trips circuit breakers

2017-12-11 06:45

Bitcoin landed on Wall Street with a bang - four hours after the debut of Cboe Global Markets’s bitcoin futures, the contracts climbed over 20% and triggered two trading halts designed to cool volatility.

Rand gains over 70c after being junked…?

2017-12-07 14:31

Economists have been left scratching their heads for answers, as the rand strengthened over 70c in the days following #JunkStatus.

Pound rides fresh wave of confidence even as Brexit fog lingers

2017-12-05 09:14

Even as Brexit talks lurch from one hurdle to another, the pound is enjoying a rising wave of confidence among investors and analysts.

RAND CHART: Yield-hungry investors not yet ready to let go

2017-12-01 14:47

The hunt for yield has trumped a demotion of South Africa’s local-currency debt to junk, with the rand posting its best monthly gain this year in November.

Despite ratings downgrade, demand for local bonds boosts rand

2017-11-27 13:00

Contrary to predictions that the rand stood to incur moderate further losses, the currency was getting stronger against the dollar on Monday morning

Dollar struggles in Asia on Fed rate hike uncertainty

2017-11-24 07:02

The dollar struggled Thursday in Asia following the previous day's losses as dovish Federal Reserve minutes rowed back expectations for US interest rate hikes.

Dollar struggles in Asia on Fed rate hike uncertainty

2017-11-23 07:35

The dollar has struggled in Asia following the previous day's losses as dovish Federal Reserve minutes rowed back expectations for US interest rate hikes.

Rand cheers Mugabe ouster, still eyes rates, downgrade moves

2017-11-21 18:54

The rand dipped below R14/$ on the news that Robert Mugabe has resigned as president via a letter provided to the speaker of Zimbabwe's parliament.

Euro drops on German impasse, China stocks slide

2017-11-20 08:59

The euro has declined after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s push to form a coalition government collapsed.

Pound slides on fears over May's future

2017-11-14 07:29

Global stocks have opened the week with a bout of unease as European stocks drifted downwards and Wall Street narrowly eked out a positive finish amid fears over the long-awaited corporate tax cuts.


Dollar eyes best week this year, Asia stocks climb

2017-12-08 07:52

The dollar is poised for its biggest weekly gain this year as the US tax reform bill made encouraging progress and ahead of employment data that’s expected to show hiring remains robust.

Rand runs on Ramaphosa lead

2017-12-05 09:20

The rand has rallied, strengthening to below R13.50 to the US dollar as the race for the ANC president enters the final stages.

Dollar rises on US tax-cut progress but Flynn deal spooks traders

2017-12-04 07:54

The dollar has risen in Asia after US senators squeezed through a tax-cut bill at the weekend, but equities were muted on news that a former aide to Trump had agreed to co-operate with a probe into Russian election interference.

Rand bulls hold sway, at least until ANC's December ballot

2017-11-28 13:16

Rand bulls will win out over rand bears, at least for the next few weeks, say analysts on the back on the rand’s best day in almost two years.

Rand traders brace for big swings as risks stack up

2017-11-24 16:23

The rand’s roller-coaster ride isn’t over yet - but traders appear uncertain about whether it’s heading up or down.

Hawkish tone on rates could help rand - analyst

2017-11-23 11:54

The monetary policy committee of the South African Reserve Bank will probably convey a hawkish tone, which could help the rand move lower, says an analyst.

Rand gains on Mugabe exit and CPI dip, but momentum constrained

2017-11-22 11:08

The rand has dipped below R14/$ following news of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's resignation, but domestic developments will prevent it from making further gains, say analysts.

Euro sinks in Asia as Germany is gripped by uncertainty

2017-11-20 09:41

The euro has faced fresh pressure in Asian trade after German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a government at the weekend.

Rand goes from best to worst carry-trade in 2017

2017-11-14 21:35

The fortunes of the rand have swung so much that it’s gone from being the best carry-trade to the worst this year.

Rand breaches R14.50/$ amid move on Treasury for Zuma's free fees plan

2017-11-13 10:43

The rand has breached R14.50/$ as news filtered through of President Jacob Zuma's seemingly imminent plan to push through free higher education.

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