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South Africa's rand sees weekly gain after lending rate hike

JOHANNESBURG, May 20 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand was little changed on Friday, holding on to most of the gains made in the previous session after the central bank announced its biggest rise to the main lending rate in more than six years to rein in inflation. The U.S. dollar's retreat from two-decade highs has also supported the rand this week.
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China rate cut boosts EM stocks; currencies recover as greenback eases

* China stocks firm on higher-than-expected borrowing rate cut * Turkish consumer conf in May edges up from record low * EM stocks, FX eye weekly gains of 3% and 1% respectively By Anisha Sircar and Bansari Mayur Kamdar May 20 (Reuters) - China stocks led emerging market stocks higher on Friday after Beijing's larger-than-expected cut to a key borr
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South Africa's rand holds on to gains after lending rate hike

JOHANNESBURG, May 20 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand rose in early trade on Friday, holding on to gains made in the previous session after the central bank announced its biggest rise to the main lending rate in more than six years to rein in inflation. The U.S. dollar's retreat from two-decade highs has also supported the rand this week. At 0600 GM
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Brazilian real leads Latam FX higher on China lockdown easing

* South Africa's central bank hikes rates, rand up 1% * Mexican economy likely grew 0.4% in April versus March * Chile's SQM profit jumps on high lithium price * U.S. imports of Latin American oil soar By Bansari Mayur Kamdar and Anisha Sircar May 19 (Reuters) - Currencies in Latin America strengthened on Thursday as the dollar dropped and metal pr
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Brazilian real leads Latam currencies higher on China lockdown easing

* South Africa's central bank hikes rates, rand up 1% * Mexican economy likely grew 0.4% in April versus March * Chile's SQM profit jumps on high lithium price * U.S. imports of Latin American oil soar By Bansari Mayur Kamdar and Anisha Sircar May 19 (Reuters) - Currencies in Latin America strengthened on Thursday as the dollar dropped and metal pr
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