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Robert Brand

Robert Brand

    Bond buyers deterred by Fed rate outlook
    Bond buyers deterred by Fed rate outlook
    Foreigners are set to keep selling South African bonds in 2015 as the prospect of higher US interest rates boosts demand for dollar assets.
    SA bonds vulnerable to 'outsized' selloff
    SA bonds vulnerable to 'outsized' selloff
    Warning signs are emerging that South African bonds are vulnerable to an "outsized" selloff amid a drop in market liquidity and low volatility,...
    Rand bubbles to the top as volatility subsides
    Rand bubbles to the top as volatility subsides
    South Africa's rand, on course for its first monthly gain in three, is set to climb further as the prospect of more interest-rate increases amid the...
    Rand bonds revel as Marcus finesses policy
    Rand bonds revel as Marcus finesses policy
    The biggest rally for South African local-currency bonds since March is a sign investors are becoming more confident in Reserve Bank Governor Gill...
    SA credit rating downgrade looms
    SA credit rating downgrade looms
    South Africa is facing its second credit-rating downgrade from Standard & Poor's (S&P) in two years, if credit-default swaps are anything to go...
    Rand leads currency drop as Zuma replaces finance minister
    Rand leads currency drop as Zuma replaces finance minister
    South Africa's rand led declined in major currencies a day after President Jacob Zuma replaced Pravin Gordhan as finance minister and appointed new...
    Rand weakens on inflation acceleration and unrest in other emerging economies
    Rand weakens on inflation acceleration and unrest in other emerging economies
    The rand weakened for a second day after inflation accelerated more than expected in Africa's biggest economy and as violence in Ukraine and...
    Rand fluctuates near 3-week high before inflation data
    Rand fluctuates near 3-week high before inflation data
    South Africa's rand swung between gains and losses near its strongest level in more than three weeks before the release of inflation data that...
    Rand rebounds as best emerging-market currency
    Rand rebounds as best emerging-market currency
    The rand gained the most among emerging-market currencies on Thursday, rebounding from a five-year low on expectations the South African central...
    Swaps drop most in 6 weeks on inflation surprise
    Swaps drop most in 6 weeks on inflation surprise
    Rand sees five-year lows on fears of platinum strike
    Rand sees five-year lows on fears of platinum strike
    South Africa's rand slumped to a five-year low on concerns that labour disputes at the world's three biggest platinum producers will weigh...
    Rand weakens to 5-year low and bonds drop on Fed tapering
    Rand weakens to 5-year low and bonds drop on Fed tapering
    The rand slumped to a five-year low against the dollar on speculation that the Federal Reserve will end debt purchases this year. South African...