Net foreign bond buying jumps amid Gordhan removal

2017-04-03 17:42

Net foreign bond buying increased significantly to R11.45bn in a week of uncertainty, which culminated in the removal of several ministers, most notably the finance ministry.

US stocks score ahead of January jobs data

2014-02-07 07:32

US stocks have surged amid optimism that the January jobs market report due today will point to firm economic growth.

Rand nears 3-week high as mine strike ends

2013-10-11 09:44

The rand has ticked up to a near three-week high against the dollar as news that striking workers at Anglo Platinum have returned to work lifted sentiment.

Rand weakens, trade data eyed

2013-09-30 09:26

The rand has weakened against the dollar and weaker-than-expected trade data could add further pressure.

Rand hits 5-week high

2013-09-16 09:20

The rand has touched its strongest level in five weeks amid speculation the US Federal Reserve may keep an accommodative policy stance, boosting emerging currencies.

Rand pulls back from rally

2013-09-11 09:14

The rand has weakened, extending losses prompted by worse-than-expected current account data and pulling yields on government debt higher.

Rand steady, may weaken on stimulus pullback

2013-09-05 10:15

The rand has held fairly steady, but may weaken amid rising expectations that the US central bank would soon pull back injecting money into emerging markets.

Rand gains vs dollar, inflation data eyed

2013-08-29 09:40

The rand has edged higher as fears of an imminent US-led military strike on Syria eased, but the currency could suffer if producer inflation data disappoints.

Labour strife fears push rand over R10/$

2013-08-19 09:57

The rand has hit its weakest level in more than five weeks, weighed down by the threat of labour strife in the crucial automobile and mining sectors.

Rand recovers back into range vs dollar

2013-08-15 09:25

The rand has firmed against the dollar, recovering from a fall through R10-to-the-greenback level to trade back in a familiar range.


Asian shares mostly up

2014-07-15 11:28

Asian shares mostly rose, taking their lead from Wall Street, while investors await a string of market-moving news and data in a few days.

Rand largely steady, awaits US data

2013-10-22 09:17

The rand has steadied against the dollar with traders expecting it to hold within its current band ahead of the US non-farm jobs data.

Rand weakens ahead of factory data

2013-10-10 10:07

The rand has been slightly weaker against the dollar and could come under pressure if mining and manufacturing data come in softer than expected.

Rand holds steady at five-week highs

2013-09-17 09:29

The rand has traded within a few cents of the five-week highs it touched previously, and should tread in a narrow range.

Rand holds steady, factory data a boost

2013-09-12 09:20

The rand has hovered near four-week highs, tracking a generally firm tone in emerging markets, while official data indicated recovery in the manufacturing sector.

Rand retreats, eyes current account data

2013-09-09 10:00

The rand has pulled back against the dollar after strong gains and may extend losses if the current account deficit widens more than expected.

Rand firms, sees highest level in a week

2013-09-02 09:40

The rand has extended its rally against the dollar to hit its highest level in more than a week, helped by upbeat Chinese factory data.

Rand steady ahead of CPI data

2013-08-21 09:34

The rand has steadied, recovering from six-week lows as the dollar lost some of its lustre and while investors awaited domestic inflation data.

Rand mostly flat on Marikana anniversary

2013-08-16 11:25

The rand has been mostly flat as worries of labour unrest were raised on the one-year anniversary of when police shot strikers at Lonmin's Marikana mine.

Rand steadies below R10/$

2013-08-14 09:35

The rand has held steady against the dollar, trading just below the psychologically key R10 area after the greenback was bolstered by strong US economic data.

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