Rand poised to hold its gains - analysts

2018-04-20 13:38

The rand broke below the psychological R12/$ level this week and is expected to hold onto its gains.

Rand remains range-bound amid lack of data

2018-04-17 12:45

The rand gained 10c against the dollar in early trade, but again weakened to trade near its opening price against the greenback shortly before noon.

Rand stable above R12/$ as geopolitics again sets tone for emerging markets

2018-04-16 08:53

The local currency was steady in early trade, changing hands at R12.07 to the dollar from its previous close of R12.08 to the greenback.

Rand becomes unlikely haven as bears turn on lira, peso, ruble

2018-04-12 15:59

The rand may have been the world's most volatile major currency over the last year, but traders think that’s going to change as price swings surge in Mexico, Russia and Turkey.

Rand skids on Donald Trump's 'get ready Russia' tweet

2018-04-11 14:08

The rand has slipped in line with other emerging market currencies, following a tweet by President Donald Trump warning Russia against countering missiles the US intends to fire at Syria.

Trump's trade war: What does it mean for the rand?

2018-04-10 17:06

Even though a country such as South Africa has no real interest in Chinese and US relations, it is touched by the aftershocks as this affects the rand too, says James Paynter.

Rand spikes on Nene comments, renewed trade war fears

2018-04-09 13:38

The local currency weakened to R12.15/$ just after noon, with analysts attributing the spike to remarks made by the finance minister, as well as broader trade war fears and a global selloff of emerging market assets .

Firmer close for the JSE after slow start

2018-04-06 18:17

The JSE closed firmer on Friday after getting off to a rather slow start which saw it opening weaker.

Rand skids to over R12/$ as trade war intensifies

2018-04-06 11:08

The rand has weakened to above R12 to the US dollar amid the ongoing trade war between the US and China.

It's ‘wait and see’ for the rand as markets track US/China trade war

2018-04-04 11:54

With little local economic data set to be released this week, the rand is tracking how the trade dispute between the US and China plays out.

 

Resilient rand trades firmly under R12/$ on upbeat local data

2018-04-19 11:10

The rand continued to trade under the R12/$ level, in the wake of healthy local retail sales data, better than expected local inflation data and broad emerging market strength.

Rand's boring month has analysts in tussle about future moves

2018-04-16 11:41

As trade tensions and the Syrian conflict roiled markets this month, the rand has been stuck in an unusually narrow range for one of the world’s most volatile currencies.

Rand steady above R12/$ as markets focus on geopolitics

2018-04-13 14:11

The local currency was fairly level in early trade, as the attention of global markets remained fixed on the Trump/China trade tariff dispute and the situations in Syria and North Korea.

Where are the rand and interest rates headed?

2018-04-12 07:39

Investor sentiment shot up when Cyril Ramaphosa took the reins from Jacob Zuma, but until government implements drastic economic reforms, the country’s growth outlook remains questionable.

Rand steady in early trade, but emerging market jitters remain

2018-04-11 11:23

The rand has been steady in early trade, with market watchers closely following the fallout from US sanctions on Russian oligarchs, Turkey's financial troubles and the ongoing US/China trade dispute.

Rand on the back foot amid pressure on emerging markets

2018-04-10 11:00

The rand may be in for a rough ride this week, with concerns over the China/Trump trade tariff dispute and US sanctions against Russian oligarchs combining to put pressure on emerging market currencies.

Rand again to take its cue from China/US trade dispute this week – analysts

2018-04-09 10:06

The way the tariff dispute between the world's two largest economies plays out is again set to influence trade in emerging market currencies, including the rand.

Rand slightly stronger in wake of US jobs data

2018-04-06 16:20

The local currency has firmed somewhat in early afternoon trade, after the release of US jobs and employment data.

Trump's trade war could hit rand through oil price

2018-04-05 07:59

The path ahead looks challenging for the rand if oil prices are anything to go by, amid escalating tensions between the US and China.

Rand to remain vulnerable to global economic events this week

2018-04-03 12:48

Analysts say the local currency will be vulnerable to global events this week, including the trade war between the US and China and the release of US economic data later in the week.

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