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South Africa's rand falls, investors eye U.S. jobs data

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 2 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand edged lower in early trade on Monday, struggling for direction in the absence of local catalysts with investors eyeing monthly U.S. jobs data due at the end of the week. At 0610 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.6200 against the dollar, 0.4% weaker than its previous close. The U.S. non-farm payrolls

South Africa's rand and stocks slip, tracking global moves

JOHANNESBURG, July 30 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand and stocks slipped on Friday, tracking global market moves, but the rand was on course for a weekly gain of over 1% against the dollar thanks to a dovish tone from this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. At 1617 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.5975 against the dollar, roughly 0.3% weaker, as t

South Africa's rand falls but set for weekly gains

JOHANNESBURG, July 30 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand fell early on Friday, but was on course for weekly gains on renewed signs that the U.S. Federal Reserve might not taper economic support and hike interest rates in the near term. At 0620 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.6030 against the dollar, 0.37% weaker than its previous close. "As the month

South African rand and stocks rally after Fed reassurance

JOHANNESBURG, July 29 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand and stocks rallied on Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve's reassurance that interest rate hikes remain distant. Assets in Africa's most industrialised economy are highly susceptible to swings in sentiment on global markets. At 1600 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.5550 against the dollar, a

Shares, currencies rise sharply on dovish Powell

* EM stocks index set for best day since March * HK shares jump 3.3% * Turkish lira rises; inflation forecast upped By Susan Mathew July 29 (Reuters) - Soothing words from Beijing to calm investor nerves over its regulation push, and an uneventful U.S. Federal Reserve meeting helped emerging market stocks to extend gains on Thursday, putting them o


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