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Currencies

Rand consolidates post-Fed gains

Dec 19 2014 11:13

The rand has consolidated recent gains against the dollar as positive sentiment towards emerging markets continued to favour local assets.

Currencies

Rand affected by rouble - economist

Dec 18 2014 11:58

The rand is being affected by the rouble's depreciation because they export similar commodities, an economist says.

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Currencies

Rand rallies after Fed soothes sentiment

Dec 18 2014 09:24

The rand has rallied against the dollar as the US Fed's statement signalling interest rates would remain near zero offered respite to emerging market currencies.

Currencies

Rouble rises as Russia acts to halt collapse

Dec 18 2014 09:15

The rouble has made gains against the dollar and the euro after the Russian government pledged to defend the currency after it plunged to record lows.

Economy

Russia selling reserves to support rouble

Dec 17 2014 12:05

Russia's finance ministry is selling its foreign currency to support the rouble, a spokesperson told AFP.

Currencies

Rouble claws back some losses

Dec 17 2014 11:40

The embattled rouble has clawed back some losses in Asian trade after crashing to unprecedented lows.

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