Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Oil prices are falling at the same time, which should provide some shelter to motorists.
Industrial group eNX thought hedged ahead of "certain political events" in December. It ended up costing 20% of its net profit.
The local currency has strengthened to R12.10 to the US dollar, an exchange rate last seen in June 2015.
The rand ranks 20th as the most traded currency in the world. This is a drop by two places since 2013.
The affidavit filed by the Competition Commission regarding currency price fixing by banks names the alleged rogue traders implicated.
The rand’s recovery in the third quarter is still below the 15-year average, according to the research by the Reserve Bank.
Improving SA's competitiveness in the international trade arena by using our weaker currency as an advantage, is a good first step, says Dumile Sibindana.
Switzerland has opened an investigation into several Swiss, British and US banks over potential collusion to manipulate foreign exchange rates.
An increasing number of South Africans have started to research their options on how to move money offshore, says a tax expert.
The rand is doing much better than its emerging market peers.
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%.
On Tuesday we will see the release of the latest SA mining and manufacturing data. The next day, all eyes will be on business confidence and retail sales figures.
Bitcoin neared its all-time high on Thursday, with the surging digital currency tipped to become a new safe haven asset as the world grapples with growing economic uncertainty.
By eliminating larger denominations, the central bank can combat illicit financial flows, writes Mike Kush.
Currency devaluation is a crude measure and the reason behind China's devaluation is to weaken the link between the yuan and the US dollar, says an analyst.
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