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Rand steadies amid looming US rate hike risk

6 minutes ago

The rand has been largely unchanged against the dollar but analysts say the short-term prognosis is for the currency to weaken as US interest rates look set to rise.


Dollar falls on weak US consumer confidence data

Nov 25 2015 07:39

The dollar has lost ground to most other major currencies, pressured by Turkey's downing of a Russian jet fighter and a drop in US consumer confidence.


Rand stable ahead of local and US GDP data

Nov 24 2015 09:59

The rand has been steady against the dollar, with dealers expecting narrow range trading ahead of US data which could shed light on the timing of interest rake hikes.


Dollar holds euro gains but dips against emerging units

Nov 24 2015 07:30

The dollar has held its gains against the euro as markets bet on a Fed rate hike, while emerging market currencies were lifted by optimism over the US economy.


Pound drops to two-week low, investors await signal

Nov 23 2015 13:15

The pound has reached its weakest level in almost two weeks against the dollar amid speculation the Bank of England will signal no no rush for a rate hike.


Dollar rises in Asia as commodities, euro drop

Nov 23 2015 11:47

Growing confidence that the US will raise interest rates next month has boosted the dollar in Asia, weighing on commodities, while the euro hit a seven-month low.

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