Rand rally cut short on US assassination of top Iranian general

2020-01-03 13:27

The rand weakened by as much as 2% on Friday morning in the wake of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani by the US military.

Emerging-market rally may hinge on stimulus. Just not too much

2019-09-15 15:50

Emerging markets will again be looking to central banks to provide the next leg-up in a rally that’s making it the best September so far for stocks and currencies since 2013.

Q&A: What's behind the rand's severe wobbles?

2019-08-23 12:07

Alwyn Van der Merwe, director of investments at Sanlam Private Wealth weighs in on what's knocking down the rand and if there could be relief in the future.

Ferial Haffajee: The new normal – SA’s economy is becoming 3rd world

2019-08-08 20:11

We are falling out of the pack of emerging markets faster than Caster Semenya out of the starting blocks, says Ferial Haffajee.

Property slowdown beckons as next risk for emerging markets

2019-05-08 19:43

As growth worries and trade war jitters threaten to spoil any rebound for emerging markets in 2019, property markets are shaping up as a critical element to monitor for further signs of gloom.

Lira falls as Erdogan suffers blow in Turkey's municipal ballot

2019-04-01 07:36

The Turkish lira fell after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party looked set to lose control of key cities in a vote on Sunday.

Morgan Stanley keeps faith in some of EM's worst currency losers

2019-03-05 07:49

South Africa’s rand, Turkey’s lira and Brazil’s real may be among the worst-performing emerging-market currencies in the past month, but Morgan Stanley isn’t giving up hope.

EM review: Geopolitical risks come to fore as rally loses steam

2019-03-04 09:29

Emerging-market stocks and currencies trimmed their 2019 advance as geopolitical risks resurfaced and concern over U.S.-China trade talks lingered.

Rand gains as Kganyago's hawkish comments overshadow price data

2019-01-23 16:10

Rand traders aren’t quite discounting the chance of a South African rate increase, even after inflation fell to a seven-month low.

Traders suddenly dare to believe in an emerging-market rally

2019-01-14 07:01

It’s a measure of how the climate has changed so quickly for emerging markets that this week’s interest-rate decision in Turkey, an event that would have had traders on tenterhooks six months ago, is being anticipated with a virtual shrug.


Moody’s downgrade unlikely a disaster

2019-12-05 09:02

The expected Moody’s downgrade of SA is unlikely to be disastrous, as markets have already priced in the event and local bonds will remain attractive to investors. Longer term, the outlook is still very worrying.

Emerging markets rarely this bad in August

2019-08-31 19:45

By almost any measure, August was a month to forget for emerging-market investors.

Suffering emerging markets look to Fed's Powell to calm frayed nerves

2019-08-19 07:47

Investors will be hanging on Jerome Powell's every word this week for clues as to whether the current nervousness gripping emerging markets is justified.

Agility is the watchword as trade tensions jolt emerging markets

2019-08-05 16:36

The trade war is taking a turn for the worse just as investors digest one of the roughest weeks for emerging markets this year.

Emerging markets at mercy of US growth as investors weigh bets

2019-04-22 21:45

Emerging-market investors will be looking for more evidence that the US economic turnaround is gaining traction if the lackluster end to last week hasn't already burst their balloon.

Emerging markets may be trade of decade - BlackRock

2019-03-08 05:00

Amer Bisat, a managing director at the world’s largest money manager, says there’s more value in the developing nations over the long haul as investors flock to higher-yielding assets.

SA's economic growth seen stagnant as confidence wanes

2019-03-04 22:45

South Africa's economic growth will probably remain stunted unless household spending and investment pick up.

Rand's luck may be about to run out as indicator flashes warning

2019-01-31 17:56

The rand has been the biggest beneficiary of Fed chair Jerome Powell’s gift to emerging markets, but one indicator suggests its surge is overdone.

Emerging-market equities post longest rally in a year

2019-01-21 06:51

Emerging-market equities rose for a fourth week last week as signs of easing trade tensions supported the appetite for riskier assets. Currencies dropped amid a stronger dollar.

SACCI business confidence dips in December

2019-01-10 11:40

The business chamber says the Business Confidence Index's upward momentum from early 2018 slowed and started to stagnate towards the end of the year.

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