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Rand dollar exchange rate

Rand dips ahead of lending rates decision

The rand gave back the marginal gains it made in the previous session, having edged ahead after consumer inflation data on Wednesday showed price growth dipped below the Reserve Bank’s midpoint target of 4.5%.

  • Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Rand firmer as risk selloff pauses

    The rand shed close to 2% in the previous week but remained one of the better performing emerging currencies with the post-election positivity limiting losses, with investors awaiting the announcement of a new cabinet.

  • Picture: EWN

    Rand weakens as dollar boosted by solid data

    While the rand remains one of the best performing emerging currencies this year, more so after last week’s general elections put President Cyril Ramaphosa on firmer ground to pursue economic reforms, investors are edgy about next week’s cabinet announcement.

  • South African rand.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Rand slips as trade tensions weigh on risk demand

    Having rallied to a two-week best of R14.1375 after the ruling African National Congress won a 57.5% majority that many investors see as key to economic reforms, the rand has slipped back towards the R14.40 mark.

  • South African rand.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Trade tensions hold rand down

    The week’s trade tensions have snatched away some of the rand’s gains after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) looked set for victory in a parliamentary and provincial election last week.