CD South Africa: Rand relief
The rand has done quite nicely out of the US's poor employment figures.
Weak US jobs numbers push dollar down
A big miss on Friday’s US non-farm payroll numbers sent the US dollar lower across the market, and the Greenback remains under pressure as we start the week.
US dollar focus stays on US job numbers
Today is the first Friday of the month, which means US non-payrolls are out this afternoon. Market focus remains on when the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.
CD South Africa: It's all about the jobs (and the rugby)
The rand has lost ground ahead of the US jobs data release at 14:30 today.
CD South Africa: Rand on the (positive) run
Rand strength came despite a worse-than-expected trade balance as the market's appetite for risky assets returned.
ECB easing: Will they or won’t they?
We are still in the “will they or won't they?” debate on ECB easing, and for now the euro has been unaffected. If we do see a move towards more stimulus, then euro weakness is expected to unfold.
UK gets reassuring news on deficit
The UK’s economy is now 5.9% larger than it was before the global financial crash.