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Dollar ticks up after upbeat US growth figures

39 minutes ago

The dollar has stayed firm against the yen after upbeat US growth data suggested the world's top economy was weathering a slowdown in China.


Euro as new haven moves opposite to stocks

Aug 27 2015 09:32

The tumble in equity markets in the past week has boosted the euro, confirming its new-found status as a haven asset.


Rand firmer as risk appetite returns

Aug 27 2015 09:27

The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar, as recently battered emerging markets continue to benefit from China's moves to support its economy.


Yen under pressure after Wall Street rally

Aug 27 2015 08:58

The yen has faced selling pressure as investors' fears over China's economy began to ease, and as equity markets rebounded.


Dollar gains as Wall St rebounds from 6-day rout

Aug 27 2015 07:55

The dollar broadly has strengthened as a strong US equities rally snapped a six-day rout, signaling resilience in the face of China's woes that have roiled markets.


What’s different about rand plunge this time?

Aug 26 2015 21:15

When the rand fell to its previous record in 2001, it fuelled export-led growth that lasted until the global financial crisis. That isn’t happening this time.

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