Rand weakens on rumours of free education, ratings downgrades

2017-11-10 15:33

The rand extended its losses on Friday, trading at R14.38 to the dollar in the early afternoon after opening at R14.24.

Dollar slips with treasury yields, stocks mixed

2017-11-02 07:55

The dollar has declined with Treasury yields amid uncertainty about the prospects of US tax cuts and as investors digested news that Trump will pick Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve.

Dollar extends gains on Trump tax hopes, Nikkei lifted by Abe win

2017-10-23 07:50

The dollar has extended last week's gains in Asian trade on hopes for Trump's tax-cut plans, while Tokyo chalked up a record winning streak on a weak yen and following a big election win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Dollar snaps four-week rally as stocks consolidate

2017-10-13 07:59

The dollar and US Treasury yields have been poised to end four weeks of gains as confidence in American tax-cut plans waned, while the Fed made policy makers wary of another rate hike.

Dollar gains, stocks mixed as US policies mulled

2017-10-02 07:31

Treasury yields have risen with the dollar as investors contemplate prospects for US tax cuts and the potential of a less dovish Federal Reserve chief.

Dollar extends gains in Asia as Fed heads for rate hike

2017-09-21 07:35

The dollar has built on the previous day's gains after the Fed unveiled plans to wind down its crisis-era stimulus and hinted at another interest rate hike before the end of the year.

Dollar builds on gains but Asia markets struggle to track Wall St

2017-09-14 07:39

The dollar has pressed on with its recovery against the yen, lifting Japanese stocks for a fourth day but most other Asian markets struggled to build on the week's gains.

Dollar, most Asia markets rise as US data pip N. Korea concerns

2017-08-31 07:38

The dollar has extended gains and most Asian equities advanced as strong US growth and jobs data helped traders move past North Korea's missile test, while oil was battered by storm Harvey.

Long-term view of the rand

2017-08-23 20:54

Given that investors wish to preserve and grow their investments in rand and dollar terms, South Africans are rightly asking where the rand is going.

Stocks fall on Korea tensions as haven assets rise

2017-08-09 07:58

Stocks in Asia have declined with US equity-index futures and the South Korean currency tumbled as investors took a risk-off approach after the US and North Korea exchanged threats.


Dollar gains before US jobs report, stocks rise

2017-11-03 14:30

The dollar has gained as investors assessed the latest news on US tax-cut plans and looked ahead to Friday’s American jobs report.

Dollar higher tracking Trump, Japan and Spain

2017-10-24 07:30

The dollar has climbed against rivals, helping to push up European and Japanese stock markets, as investors tracked hopes for Trump's tax cut plans, Japan's election result and ongoing tensions in Spain.

Zuma's reshuffle, higher CPI knock rand

2017-10-18 18:04

The rand lost over 1% of its value against the dollar as international investors reacted to the news of President Jacob Zuma’s surprise Cabinet changes and as inflation accelerated to 5.5%.

Why the rand is weakening

2017-10-09 14:00

As the rand continues its decline against the dollar, financial experts give their views on what could be behind its current weaker performance.

Dollar extends gains after Trump tax plan but equities struggle

2017-09-28 07:27

The dollar has edged up further in Asia as focus turned back to the United States after Donald Trump unveiled his market-friendly tax cut plans.

Dollar builds on gains but Asia markets struggle to track Wall St

2017-09-18 09:11

The dollar has pressed on with its recovery against the yen on renewed hopes for Trump's tax plan, lifting Japanese stocks for a fourth day but most other Asian markets struggled to build on the week's gains.

Massive boost for rand on poor US jobs data

2017-09-01 14:44

The rand has gained over 1% against the dollar, after the US announced it added fewer employees than expected in August.

Dollar, equity markets up as focus turns to banker gathering

2017-08-25 07:37

The dollar has edged up ahead of a much-anticipated central bankers' meeting later in the day, while equity markets also advanced at the end of a broadly upbeat week.

Dollar buoyed by positioning for possible Jackson Hole rebound

2017-08-22 12:08

The dollar has risen against most Group-of-10 peers as fresh long exposure was added before the Federal Reserve’s annual economic symposium.

Dollar recovers, stocks rise after US jobs report

2017-08-06 15:22

The dollar got a shot in the arm from strong US jobs data, with equities also pushing ahead as investors welcome the signs of American economic strength.

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