The South African rand climbed today, rising to the highest level this year, on speculations that the current ruling political party will remain in power, while positive economic news from China increased attractiveness of riskier currencies in general. The rand is the best performer against currencies of emerging economies.
May 08th, 2014 at 14:21
May 05th, 2014 at 9:19
The Japanese yen climbed today as poor macroeconomic data from China and escalating tensions in Ukraine put the Forex market in the risk-off mode, which supported the currency in its role of a safe haven.
March 29th, 2014 at 17:56
The Australian dollar demonstrated an amazing performance this week, rising against other most-traded currencies. The Aussie currency together with the New Zealand dollar were the best-performing currencies among majors this month.
March 27th, 2014 at 12:58
Commodity currencies are still clinging to gains, even after a bit of a pull back following yesterday’s commodity-fueled run. Canadian dollar is one of those that remains mostly higher against its major counterparts, logging gains against the US dollar.
March 24th, 2014 at 13:46
There’s a bit of risk appetite in the markets, and the Japanese yen is lower as a result. even though some worries about China and Ukraine initially caused a bit of aversion, things have changed and the yen is moving lower — even against the euro.
March 24th, 2014 at 12:05
The Chinese yuan rose today as the nation’s central bank boosted the reference rate for the currency. The yuan was previously falling after the central bank had widened the trading range for the currency.
March 24th, 2014 at 11:40
The Australian dollar slipped at the start of the current trading session but rebounded and trades above the opening level as of now. The decline was caused by the worse than expected China’s manufacturing data released over the weekend.
March 17th, 2014 at 15:50
The Chinese yuan slipped today after the nation’s central bank allowed greater exchange rate flexibility, widening the trading band for the currency. The drop may help to bolster the weakening Chinese economy, increasing profits from overseas trade.
March 17th, 2014 at 13:26
Japanese yen is lower right now, dropping against its major counterparts as news from the weekend is processed. Even though risk aversion is the general rule for now, the yen is heading lower.
March 14th, 2014 at 13:26
Markets in general are struggling today, thanks largely to concerns over the referendum vote in Crimea on Sunday. Additionally, it’s not helping that there are worries about Chinese growth and other issues weighing on risk appetite today. Plus, there are questions about an independent Quebec to consider.