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Muscular dollar awes the rest

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

Gold price predicted to drop – after record high

History suggests the metal’s rise is a blip but doubt over US interest rates makes a call difficult.

Below-zero rates spook the market

With global conditions deteriorating markedly, Janet Yellen has admitted that the Federal Reserve will have to be cautious.

Bond buyers deterred by Fed rate outlook

Foreign investors offloaded more rand-denominated debt than what they bought last year, as demand for emerging market bonds declined.

Imminent rise in US interest rate spells trouble for emerging markets

Emerging markets are bracing themselves for fallout once the interest rate rises in the US, according to the IMF's deputy director.

Economic week ahead: Markets eye Gordhan’s budget speech

This week, SA's finance minister will give his budget address while the US Federal Reserve chief is set to resume her testimony on monetary policy.

Gold gains as investors weigh US economy concerns

The commodity rallied as an ADP research institute report showed US companies added less jobs than was forecast.

Rand fluctuates after Fed decision to cut stimulus

The rand has moved up and down by news of both Fed tapering and Fitch's affirmation of the country's credit rating.

Fed stimulus outlook sees rand weaken for the second day

Speculation over tapering of monetary stimulus in the US takes its toll on the rand again.

Huszar’s last hurrah is hard on easing

Few of us could resist a job that required us to spend $1-trillion of someone else's money.

Rand slumps to 10-week low on longest bond selloff since May

The rand has slumped to the weakest level in two and a half months against the dollar as a bond sell off reached the longest streak since May.

Emerging market sell off boosts company hedge demand

Those exposed to developing nations and their weakening currencies are raising hedge ratios.

Bernanke gives SA a reprieve

The US Federal Reserve holds off on tapering giving emerging markets some breathing room.

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate at 5%

Governor Gill Marcus says the South African Reserve Bank will maintain the current repo rate.

Rand weakens on signs US Fed gains were overdone

The rand has depreciated as investors gauged that a surge against the dollar, after the US Fed suddenly maintained monetary stimulus, was overdone.

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