Saturday, 20 December 2014


Recent News
  • Hong Kong Clears Banks of Wrongdoing in Foreign-Exchange Probe

    22:11 | 19/12/14
    The HKMA said it also uncovered a failed attempt by a Deutsche Bank trader in the city to influence the Hong Kong dollar spot rate in March 2009. more»
  • Namibian bid to fund $19bn transport plan may start next year

    21:48 | 19/12/14
    NAMIBIA will start tapping markets and investors to finance a five-year, 23-billion-Namibian-dollar ($19bn) development plan as early as next year as the country seeks to become a regional transport hub. more»
  • Russian Ruble Rises Slightly

    20:42 | 19/12/14
    Wall Street Journal
    MOSCOW—Russia's ruble strengthened a little early Friday as the oil price steadied and the country's finance minister said he expected the currency to rebound in early 2015. more»
  • African Copper losses narrow

    20:30 | 19/12/14
    Stock Market Wire
    ... losses of $3.6 million, compared to losses of $1.2 million in the previous period, arising primarily from translation differences of the US dollar denominated ZCI loans reflecting the relative strengthening of the US dollar to the Botswana Pula ... more»
  • Lithuania Risks a Greek Euro Tragedy

    19:56 | 19/12/14
    Bloomberg View
    It's probably too late for Lithuania to reconsider its plan to abandon its currency, the litas, and become the 19th member of the euro on Jan 1. But Greece's mess is a cautionary tale about the potential consequences of ceding sovereignty over monetary ... more»
  • 2014 - so much grief

    19:00 | 19/12/14
    We must also recall the Electoral Commission of Namibia's handling of the elections with the electronic voting machines as a machine from hell. more»
  • Australian dollar isn't done dropping, say analysts

    18:29 | 19/12/14
    Sydney Morning Herald
    Despite slumping to new four-year lows against the US dollar and also dropping against other currencies in the past days, the Australian dollar still hasn't troughed, analysts believe. On Friday, the currency took a breather from the previous session's ... more»
  • Japanese Yen Continues Fall after Unchanged BOJ Announcement

    18:15 | 19/12/14
    The Bank of Japan maintained the annual pace of increase in the monetary base unchanged at ¥80 trillion, meeting economists' expectations. more»
  • Investigate WUC now

    17:52 | 19/12/14
    Mmegi Online
    Botswana is no exception. With the very limited rainfall that the country is experiencing, all resources should be channelled to water conservation. more»
  • Indian rupee opens higher at 63.05 a dollar

    16:33 | 19/12/14
    The Indian rupee gained further in early trade on Friday. The currency has opened at 63.05 a dollar, up 6 paise compared to previous day's closing value of 63.11 a dollar. more»
  • China's yuan set for third biggest weekly fall in 2014

    16:33 | 19/12/14
    Economic Times
    "Some key technical levels on dollar/yuan are being broken on the topside and this is largely due to year-end positioning flows and after the recent rising streak in the last few months," said Dominic Bunning, senior FX strategist at HSBC in Hong Kong. more»
  • Expect Indian Rupee to trade on mixed note: Angel

    16:11 | 19/12/14
    The Indian Rupee saw its biggest gain in last seven months and appreciated around 0.8 percent in yesterday's trading session. more»