Not a time to be complacent in SA - investment expert

2018-01-22 16:34

Despite a new sense of optimism in domestic politics, now is not the time to be complacent, cautions Steven Schultz, head of investments at Momentum.

Rand continues 2018 rally, as Kganyago sounds note of caution

2018-01-18 20:01

The local currency has strengthened to R12.10 to the US dollar, an exchange rate last seen in June 2015.

Rand briefly touches three-year high as dollar on back foot

2018-01-16 12:29

The rand has broken below the R12.30/$ level and even tested R12.20 to the greenback, although there is no clear reason for its sudden surge except the impact of the weaker dollar.

Confused rand in balancing act between politics and economics - expert

2018-01-11 14:33

Although the rand is supported by stronger commodity prices and the afterglow of Ramaphosa’s victory, it is still unclear which direction the currency wants to take, says an expert.

Sensitive rand yo-yos on Zuma ouster rumours

2018-01-09 14:15

The rand has suddenly strengthened on rumours that President Jacob Zuma may step down, before again weakening.

Rand stable ahead of ANC birthday celebrations

2018-01-08 12:50

Analysts predict the rand will continue to trade in a band between R12.25 and R12.50 to the dollar, ahead of the ANC's birthday celebrations on Saturday.

Rand dips below R12.30/$ again as it eases into new year

2018-01-04 11:03

The rand has firmed almost 1% to trade under R12.30/$ for a second time this week, but traders expect it to trade in a narrow band as it eases into 2018.

Rand takes a breather

2018-01-03 10:30

The rand has taken a breather from its strong push below R12.30/$ to currently trade around R12.45 against the greenback.

Rand resumes strong run, breaks below R12.30/$

2018-01-02 10:42

The rand, which has traded on the front foot against a weaker dollar, improved around 10% in December alone.

Strong rand fuels petrol price surprise for motorists

2017-12-28 15:58

Fuel prices are set for a hefty drop after the rand's strong performance against the US dollar, despite increases in international petroleum prices during December.


Rand flirts with R12/$ on new Eskom board, Zuma exit talk

2018-01-22 12:07

The rand has strengthened more than 1% as the market digested news of the new Eskom board and reports that the ANC’s Top 6 are discussing the exit of President Jacob Zuma.

Rand in for a bumpy ride on key economic events

2018-01-16 17:52

The rand's recent trajectory could be disrupted in the coming months as the Budget speech, State of the Nation Address and a potential ratings downgrade loom.

Rand shows strength ahead of interest rate decision

2018-01-15 17:52

The rand has been hovering around R12.36 to the dollar due to the US currency being on the back foot across the board owing to strong commodity prices.

Rand briefly hits R12.55/$ on rumours Zuma staying put

2018-01-10 13:48

Market analysts have warned that the local currency is particularly sensitive to political rumours, as traders try to anticipate the political manoevres of the ANC.

Rand falls as reality of Ramaphosa's task sets in

2018-01-09 07:18

The rand has taken takes a knock as euphoria over Ramaphosa's win dies down, after clocking up its longest weekly winning run since 2010

Rand steady amid yet another Zuma ouster rumour

2018-01-05 11:44

The rand has held firm after strengthening to R12.24/$ in the previous session, on rumours that President Jacob Zuma has been given an ultimatum to step down.

Stronger rand signals room for rate cut - economists

2018-01-03 15:03

The rand’s recent rally in the last weeks of December has provided relief for petrol users, and could possibly signal interest rate cuts, according to economists.

Ramaphosa revives optimism in SA, but for how long?

2018-01-02 14:07

Potential trade-offs between key policy objectives supported by the two factions in the ANC could further compromise SA's economic trajectory, warns an economist.

Top reads on Fin24: Strong rand fuels petrol surprise and another blow for Steinhoff

2017-12-28 17:32

ICYMI: A roundup of Thursday's must-read financial and economic news.

Rand's robust run stumps analysts

2017-12-28 13:27

The strength of the rand has caught many economists by surprise as its rally looks set to continue, says financial market analyst James Paynter.

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