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Turkish lira drops another 1%; FX set for third weekly loss

* Turkish lira nears record lows * South African rand gives up strong Thursday gains * China Evergrande jitters dent emerging market stocks * Turkey stocks slip as manufacturing confidence falls By Sagarika Jaisinghani Sept 24 (Reuters) - The Turkish lira fell to near record lows on Friday, a day after a surprise rate cut from the central bank, whi
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S.African rand, Brazil's real firm after cenbank moves

* S.African cenbank holds rates, raises GDP forecast * Brazil cenbank hikes by 100 bps * Brazil cenbank tone less hawkish than expected -analyst * Rising inflation in Mexico spurs rate hike bets * Turkish lira drops after 100 bps rate cut (Updates prices throughout) By Susan Mathew Sept 23 (Reuters) - Central bank moves headlined emerging market cu
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South African rand gains as central bank holds rates

(Updates after MPC meeting) JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand gained strongly on Thursday, as the dollar fell on global markets and the central bank held its main interest rate at a record low. At 1510 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 was trading at 14.6700 against the dollar, around 1.1% firmer than its previous close. Although the South A
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S.African rand, Brazil's real firm after cenbank moves

* S.African cenbank holds rates, raises GDP forecast * Brazil cenbank hikes by 100 bps * Brazil cenbank tone less hawkish than expected -analyst * Rising inflation in Mexico spurs rate hike bets * Turkish lira drops after 100 bps rate cut By Susan Mathew Sept 23 (Reuters) - Central bank moves headlined emerging market currency action on Thursday, w
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Lira slides to near-record low on surprise rate cut; S.Africa cenbank eyed

* Turkey cuts interest rate to 18% from 19% * Evergrande jumps 18%, onshore bond coupon payment "resolved" * HK Shares rise 1%, EM stock index extends gains to day three * S.African cenbank seen holding rates (Updates after Turkey central bank deicision) By Susan Mathew Sept 23 (Reuters) - Turkey's lira slumped as much as 1.5% on Thursday, just shy
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Stocks cheer Evergrande jump; Turkey, S.Africa cenbanks eyed

* Evergrande jumps 16%, onshore bond coupon payment "resolved" * HK Shares rise 1%, EM stock index extends gains to day three * Turkey, S.African cenbanks seen holding rates * Brazil cenbank signals another 100bps hike By Susan Mathew Sept 23 (Reuters) - Broad-based gains on some relief over Evergrande lifted emerging market stocks on Thursday, whi
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South Africa's rand firmer ahead of interest rate decision

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand firmed early on Thursday, as traders awaited the outcome of a central bank monetary policy meeting later in the day, where the regulator is expected to leave its benchmark lending rate unchanged. At 0643 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.7300 against the dollar, 0.4% firmer than its previous close
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South African rand gains as Evergrande jitters ease

(New throughout) JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand strengthened on Wednesday, as an easing of market jitters over Chinese property developer Evergrande 3333.HK lifted risk-sensitive currencies worldwide. At 1550 GMT the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 14.7350 against the dollar, roughly 0.7% firmer than its previous close. Evergrande agre
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Most bourses rise on Evergrande relief

* Evergrande to make Thursday coupon payment * China blue-chips, Taiwan stocks fall in catch-up trade * S.Africa August inflation rises more than expected * Russia to spend $34 bln from rainy day fund * Fed in focus for tapering clues By Susan Mathew Sept 22 (Reuters) - Most emerging market bourses rose on Wednesday on temporary relief after indebt
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South Africa's rand strengthens as Evergrande deal lifts risk appetite

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand strengthened on Wednesday as risk appetite improved after China Evergrande Group 3333.HK pledged it would make an upcoming bond coupon, offering relief to jittery markets that were on the edge on concerns of a potential debt crisis. At 0640 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.7500 against the dollar
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South African rand slips to 3-week lows, stocks rise

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The South African rand fell to more than three-week lows on Tuesday, hurt by subdued risk appetite and after ratings agency Fitch said Africa's most industrialised economy will continue to face challenges as it seeks to stabilise debt. At 1500 GMT, the rand ZAR= was trading at 14.8730 against the dollar, 0.6% weake
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Stocks stage tentative comeback, currencies gain ahead of Fed

(Corrects typographical error in first paragraph) * HK shares erase session losses to trade 0.6% higher * Evergrande down 3%, Sinic plunges 87% after S&P downgrade * MSCI EM stocks index flat as HK tech down * EM FX firms; S.African rand snaps 5-day losing streak By Susan Mathew Sept 21 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks edged up on Tuesday after a
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South African rand firms in uncertain trade

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The South African rand gained ground in early Tuesday trade amid hopes the fallout from Chinese property firm Evergrande's 3333.HK debt debacle might be contained. AT 0650 GMT, the rand ZAR= was trading at 14.6800 against the dollar, 0.58% stronger than its previous close. However, much could change, analysts said,
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Shares slide as default risks haunt Evergrande

* MSCI EM stocks index set for worst session in one month * Evergrande hits 11-year low * Cenbank meeting this week include U.S., Turkey, S.Africa * S&P revises Botswana's outlook to 'stable' By Susan Mathew Sept 20 (Reuters) - Emerging market shares sank 1.3% on Monday, set for their steepest decline in a month, with a 3.3% dive in Hong Kong leadi
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S.Africa's rand, stocks fall on strong dollar, drop in commodity prices

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 17 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened on Friday, reversing some early gains and was set to close the week with an overall loss of almost 3.8% as the U.S. dollar rose and weak domestic economic data weighed on sentiment. At 1610 GMT the rand ZAR= traded at 14.7400 against the dollar, 1.03% weaker than its previous close. Aft
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South Africa's rand firms, but heads for weekly loss

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 17 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand firmed early on Friday, but was on track for weekly losses as the U.S. dollar rose and weak domestic economic data weighed on sentiment. At 0610 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.5700 against the dollar, 0.17% firmer than its previous close. However, the currency was set to make weekly losses of m
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S.African rand slides as dollar jumps on U.S. data, stocks fall

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The South African rand fell to more than two-week lows on Thursday as the dollar jumped on a surprise rebound in U.S. retail sales, extending this week's rand losses to more than 2%. At 1550 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 14.5750 against the dollar, around 1.1% weaker than its previous close and trading near its we
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Stocks slide on contagion fears as Evergrande plumbs decade lows

* S.African rand hits two-week low * Average yield for EM local currency bonds at April 2020 high * Polish zloty slips on central bankers' views on rates By Susan Mathew Sept 16 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks fell 0.8% on Thursday, putting them on course for their worst week in a month on investor fears of contagion from a potential downfall of
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South Africa's rand dips to two-week low versus dollar

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand hit two-week lows early on Thursday, extending losses clocked in the previous session as a drop in July retail sales added to evidence that the economy got off to a shaky start in the third quarter. At 0607 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.4950 against the dollar, 0.6% weaker than its previous cl
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South Africa's rand falls on weak retail sales data; stocks inch up

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 15 (Reuters) - The South African rand fell on Wednesday as a drop in retail sales added to evidence that riots and tight COVID-19 restrictions dealt the economy a severe blow at the start of the third quarter. At 1550 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 14.4525 against the dollar, roughly 0.9% weaker than its close on Tuesday, when it
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