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Below-zero rates spook the market
Below-zero rates spook the market
Janet Yellen had barely started the Federal Reserve’s first rate-hiking cycle since the 2008 economic crisis before she was forced to hit the...
Gold price predicted to drop - after record high
Gold price predicted to drop - after record high
Gold, after posting its biggest rally to start a year since 1980, will drop this month as Chinese consumers slow purchases that surged before the...
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.
Imminent rise in US interest rate spells trouble for emerging markets
Imminent rise in US interest rate spells trouble for emerging markets
Despite a possible fallout, emerging markets have found little room to manoeuvre as they are boxed in by a myriad other challenges.
Economic week ahead: Markets eye Gordhan's budget speech
Economic week ahead: Markets eye Gordhan's budget speech
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget address and South Africa's latest growth figures are the big items on this week's...
Gold gains as investors weigh US economy concerns
Gold gains as investors weigh US economy concerns
Gold gained in New York on Wednesday as investors weighed concern that the global recovery is stalling against slower physical demand. Palladium...
Rand fluctuates after Fed decision to cut stimulus
Rand fluctuates after Fed decision to cut stimulus
The rand swung between gains and losses against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve cut stimulus while pledging to hold rates near zero. South...
Fed stimulus outlook sees rand weaken for the second day
Fed stimulus outlook sees rand weaken for the second day
South Africa’s rand declined for a second day on speculation the Federal Reserve will start reducing monetary stimulus next week that drove...
Huszar's last hurrah is hard on easing
Huszar's last hurrah is hard on easing
Andrew Huszar had such a job. This week in an article in the Wall Street Journal, he told us all about it. "I can only say: I'm sorry,...
Rand slumps to 10-week low on longest bond selloff since May
Rand slumps to 10-week low on longest bond selloff since May
South Africa’s rand slumped to the weakest level in two and a half months against the dollar as a bond sell off reached the longest streak...
Emerging market sell off boosts company hedge demand
Emerging market sell off boosts company hedge demand
Companies with business units in emerging nations are stepping up measures to protect against foreign-exchange losses following declines in...
Bernanke gives SA a reprieve
Bernanke gives SA a reprieve
The United States Federal Reserve did not begin its anticipated “tiptoe” out of quantitative easing this week.

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