Rand firms to 8-month high on trade surplus

2016-07-29 15:44

The rand has raced to a more than eight-month high against the dollar, breaching the R14.00 mark due to data showing the fourth straight monthly trade surplus in June.

US job growth seen accelerating, leaves Fed closer to hike

2015-10-02 09:34

US employers likely added jobs at a brisk pace in September, a sign that the labour market is near full strength and could push the Fed to raise interest rates.

Investors eye US jobs

2013-09-06 13:51

US jobs and Japanese growth data will provide the trading cues for Tokyo investors next week, dealers say.

Rand under pressure

2013-07-05 09:26

The rand has held broadly steady against the dollar although investors remained jittery ahead of US jobs data.

Shares fall on growth worries

2012-07-06 08:14

Asian shares slipped despite new stimulus steps taken by three major central banks, as sentiment stayed cautious with the focus now on US jobs data.

Jobs data a test of US economy's strength

2012-06-01 08:36

The US government will report May jobs numbers today in what could be a crucial test of the economy's momentum following a sluggish start to the year.

Hiring slowdown pressures US stocks

2012-05-03 08:12

US stocks clawed back losses on disappointing private sector job growth data, with the Nasdaq index ending in the black while the Dow closed with a minimal loss.

Shares fall on tepid US data

2012-04-09 15:10

Asian shares slipped and US stock futures pointed lower in thin trade after a tumble in US jobs growth raised concerns about the strength of its economy.

Shares pause after US jobs data

2012-03-12 07:50

Shares fell as investors paused to assess the effect of strong US jobs data, which scaled back expectations for more easing ahead of this week's Federal Reserve meeting.

Dollar stuck in ranges

2012-02-03 09:14

The dollar edged up against the euro but stayed weak against the yen in Asia ahead of the release of closely watched monthly US jobs data.


First-quarter US growth potholes less cavernous, revisions show

2016-07-29 15:08

First-quarter US growth rates from 2013 through 2015 are less anaemic, while subsequent rebounds are less hearty, revised data has shown.

US job growth fuels rate hike expectations

2015-05-08 16:56

US job growth has rebounded and the unemployment rate dropped to a near seven-year low, signs that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to hike interest rates.

Oil prices rise ahead of US jobs data

2013-09-06 13:28

Oil prices have climbed as investors looked ahead to key US jobs data and tracked developments surrounding a possible military strike against Syria.

Dollar slides in Asia ahead of US data

2013-06-07 07:51

The dollar has fallen in Asia as investors flock to the safe-haven yen as traders grow nervous ahead of a crucial US payrolls report.

Rand hits fresh low on US jobs data

2012-06-01 14:49

The rand has fallen 2.2% to a fresh three-year low against the dollar after below-consensus US jobs data pointed to a slowdown in the world's largest economy.

US unemployment falls to 8.1%

2012-05-04 15:03

The US unemployment rate fell to 8.1% in April as the economy created a modest 115 000 jobs, official figures show.

US concerns send European stocks lower

2012-04-10 09:46

European stocks posted sharp early losses and German government bond yields hit their lowest levels since September, as investors cut their exposure to risky assets.

Shares fall on sluggish US jobs

2012-04-09 11:36

Asian shares fell as a sharp slowdown in US jobs growth raised concerns about the strength of the world's largest economy.

US jobs data buoy Asian stocks

2012-02-06 08:57

Asian shares rose as surprisingly robust US jobs data bolstered investors' risk appetite, but the euro sagged on worries over a lack of progress in Greece.

Oil up as traders eye US jobs report

2012-02-03 08:34

Crude prices rose in Asia on nervous trade ahead of a closely-watched US jobs report to be released later in the day, analysts say.

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