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Dollar weakens after Trump’s Fed comments

The dollar has been on the ascent in recent months, but it stumbled after Trump's latest criticism of the central bank

Muscular dollar awes the rest

South Africa is less likely to suffer but investors will look for the elusive factor — growth

Dollar strengthens as emerging market selloff deepens

Further tapering of monetary stimulus, announced by the US Federal Reserve, has seen the dollar climb while other currencies feel the pressure.

Fed reduces bond buying amid growing economy

The dollar has gained after US Federal Reserve chairperson Ben Bernanke announced plans to taper monthly bond purchases.

Techies ride Zim’s internet wave

Developers have little knowledge about how to turn their ideas into dollars, but this is changing.

Gold up on news of US rating downgrade

Analysts have warned against too much optimism, saying investors turn to the metal when they are worried about the dollar.

Rand falls in run-up to manufacturing output data

As the rand weakened for the first time in three days against the dollar, economists expect a report will show manufacturing growth slowed in August.

The switch from punch to mojitos

The US exit from quantitative easing will not be a sober affair, especially for developing economies.

Rickards: Developing markets should step up controls

Investment Banker and author James Rickards says emerging markets should consider implementing capital controls.

Rand falls to six-year low against dollar

The rand fell to a six-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, losing about 60% of its value this year as it dipped as low as 11,07 to the dollar.

A good compromise for the rand

It is "not bad" if the rand stays around current levels rather than heading to R8 to the dollar, says a senior derivatives dealer.

‘Dollar is back in a big way’

The rand weakened further on Friday morning as the dollar posted further gains against the euro.

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Mpumalanga premier fined for attending Mthembu funeral without a mask

Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane goes into isolation and pledges to buy 1000 masks to show her ‘remorse’

R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department for UIF

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.

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