World number one Djokovic receives the honour from the International Tennis Federation for the sixth time, while it is the first year that Romania’s top-ranked Halep has been recognised.
World number one Djokovic receives the honour from the International Tennis Federation for the sixth time, while it is the first year that Romania's top-ranked Halep has been recognised.
The dollar rose for a third consecutive day on Wednesday as U.S. Treasury yields rose before a Federal Reserve meeting where it is widely expected to raise interest rates for the fourth time this year.
Short-dated yields largely reflect market expectations of where the Federal Reserve will set interest rates, while longer-dated yields also include compensation for the uncertainty that comes with locking up an investment for long periods of time.
The dollar's snapback was limited as traders reduced their expectations that the Federal Reserve might pause its interest rate hikes sooner than previously thought.
The Federal Reserve has offered some relief by signaling it will consider slowing the pace of interest rates next year — but November’s strong wage gains and low unemployment could add to the case for continuing to tighten monetary policy.
However, she said the Federal Reserve was "probably going to slow down" its rate increases as they look at economic data.
“Further Fed hikes in 2019 will start to take the steam out of the economy and we believe their expensive equity market will de-rate.
Mauresmo, a former World No.1 and double Grand Slam winner, led France’s women’s team to the final of the Fed Cup in 2016.
The figures talk to the vulnerability faced by South Africa to portfolio outflows, especially in a environment where the Fed is tightening and there are worries about Eskom,” said ETM Analytics Halen Bothma.