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The rand lost 3% against the dollar this week and breached the R15/$ mark. On Thursday it reached a low of R15.20/$.
The Fed lowered its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, but investors were left cold by comments suggesting further easing may not be coming.
US employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labour-force participation jumped, reflecting a robust job market that nevertheless faces mounting risks in 2019.
Perhaps the best that can be said of a painful year across financial markets is that there’s room for improvement in 2019.
Threats to central bank independence are no longer just an “emerging-market phenomenon,” according to South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
The rand, still holding firm, could breach the R14.40/$ mark say analysts.
The head of the International Monetary Fund says US President Donald Trump taking office is likely good for the US economy in the short term.
Markets have already priced in a moderate Trump policy and the effect is not as bad as people may think, an economist says.
Bloomberg Gadfly's Lisa Abramowicz tells us why it's important for Janet Yellen and Fed officials to become more transparent about some of their conversations.
Last week the market was rather disappointed by announcements from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. This week we’ll be looking out for some more important central bank announcement’s across the globe, including a US Fed interest decision on Wednesday and our own MPC meeting on Thursday.
Global markets have followed Wall Street into freefall following a recent escalation in the US-China trade war.
America's Federal Reserve officials expect some aspects of the US economy to improve in the coming months and could still increase interest rates later in the year, minutes from its latest meeting revealed Wednesday.
The Fed is now being widely blamed for fueling financial market instability, it is probably only a matter of time until the European Central Bank finds itself in a similar position, writes Bloomberg columnist Mohamed A. El-Erian.
Donald Trump expressed confidence in the Treasury secretary, Federal Reserve and US economy, moving to calm financial markets further roiled after Bloomberg News reported that the president had discussed firing the central bank’s chairman over raising interest rates.
The local currency strengthened after the US Federal Reserve Bank raised interest rates on Wednesday evening, although it had weakened marginally in early Thursday trade.
The JSE has closed significantly lower ahead of the long weekend, with mining stocks feeling the pain following the release of a redrafted mining charter.
The Sarb may keep rates unchanged at its next MPC meeting, and a rate cut may not come as soon as expected.
The rand has remained the worst-performing emerging market currency, but an analyst says there is a silver lining for the local unit.
As many expected, the latest MPC meeting resulted in an increase in SA’s repo rate. We take a look at what happened in the global markets and what to look out for this week.
The broadest measure for global equity markets, the MSCI All Countries World Index, has officially indicated that we are now in a bear market. Contributor Petri Redelinghuys looks at the possible implications of this.
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