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Rand dollar exchange rate

Rand recovers before inflation data

The rand recouped some of the previous day’s losses early on Wednesday, before the release of inflation data which is expected to show a significant slowdown in price rises for consumer goods.

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    Rand weakens on risk aversion

    The rand weakened against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday, still reeling from concerns about weakening global growth and data that showed China’s economy slowed sharply in 2018.

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    Rand steady in early trade

    The rand traded steady against the dollar on Friday, after slipping in the previous session following the central bank’s less-hawkish tone and decision to leave interest rates unchanged.

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    Rand little changed, eyes on retail sales data

    The rand was little changed against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday amid uncertainty over Brexit and as market participants awaited the release of local retail sales data for clues on the health of the domestic economy.

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    Rand steadies against dollar in early trade

    The South African currency has started 2019 on the front-foot, rallying more than 3.5% against the dollar. But it remains vulnerable to swings in global risk appetite as well as uncertainty surrounding this year’s parliamentary election.

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    Rand flat in early trade

    The rand was helped by optimism following trade talks between the United States and China, while the dollar remained under pressure after Federal Reserve policymakers signalled they were becoming more cautious about future interest rate hikes.

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    Rand firms on US-China trade deal optimism

    The rand’s gains were linked to growing optimism that the world’s two largest economies will strike a deal to avoid an all-out confrontation that would severely disrupt global trade.

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    Rand slips in early trade

    Similar falls were seen in other emerging market currencies like the Russian rouble and Turkish lira.

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    Rand consolidates gains after dollar dip

    With little on the local data front, the rand has looked to offshore events for direction, and has seen volatile trade with swings in the dollar setting the tone.

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    Rand up 1% on US rate cut bets

    With little on the local data front in the first week of the new year, the rand looked to offshore events for direction, and has seen volatile trade with swings in the dollar setting the tone.

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    Rand falls to 3-month low in global selloff

    The rand tumbled to its weakest in three months on Thursday as emerging market currencies were hit by a wave of risk aversion as fears about global growth intensified.

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    Rand inches higher, stocks slide

    The dollar index was down 0.3% in early trade, ceding ground to safe haven currencies on worries about the US government shutdown and a slower pace of Federal Reserve rate hikes.

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    Rand gains on easing US-China trade tensions

    Dollar moves were driven mainly by US politics and the tariff war between Beijing and Washington remained the key catalysts for the rand and other emerging-market currencies, with investors cautious in thin-volume trade.

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    Rand flat in early trade ahead of trade balance figures

    The rand was flat early on Friday, giving up its small overnight gains as renewed jitters about the impact on global growth of the simmering trade war between China and the United States kept investors on the sidelines.