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  • Picture: EWN

    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.

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    Rand edges higher against struggling dollar

    The rand is on course for a 0.5% gain against the dollar this week as the US currency has been weighed down by a subdued outlook towards US interest rates and the economy.

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    Rand weaker in early trade

    The rand weakened more than 1% early on Friday, in line with a rise in bond yields, as investor appetite for riskier assets dimmed ahead of an expected US interest rate hike early next week.

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    Rand firmer ahead of inflation numbers

    The currency snapped a four-session losing streak on Tuesday, triggered by doubts over Britain’s plan to exit the European Union, and in early trade was near the R14.20 resistance level that has been a recent buy-target.

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    Rand rebounds ahead of release of economic data

    Early trade on Tuesday focused on technical positioning, with the rand’s failure to hold above the R14.50 support level luring some short buyers before the data deluge, starting with mining output and nonfarm jobs figures at 0930 GMT and manufacturing at 1100 GMT.

  • Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Rand firmer as dollar slides on soft payrolls data

    The rand firmed in early trade on Monday as the dollar dropped after soft US payrolls data fuelled speculation that the Federal Reserve may stop raising interest rates after a highly likely move next week.

  • Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Rand claws back lost ground in early trade

    Africa’s most industrialised economy has experienced a week of nation-wide power outages, known as load-shedding, which Eskom has blamed on low coal supplies as well as maintenance of its ageing fleet of power stations.

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    Rand weakens on risk aversion

    The rand remains under pressure as the market awaits the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision during its 18-19 December meeting, as the central bank is widely expected to raise interest rates.

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    Rand weakens as trade worries sour risk appetite

    The waning hopes of a swift resolution to the US-China trade war overshadowed news of the South African economy snapping out of recession in the third quarter and surpassing economists’ expectations.

  • South African rand. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Rand gains ahead of GDP data

    The rand moved in tandem with other emerging markets which have been buoyed by thaw in tensions between the world’s top two economies as presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping struck a deal at the G20 summit over the weekend in Argentina.

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    Rand steady, eyes on Trump-Xi meeting

    The rand steadied against the dollar in early trade on Friday, with investors cautious ahead of a crucial weekend meeting between the Chinese and US presidents that could determine the course of a heated trade war over the next year.

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    Rand firmer as dovish Fed boosts risk appetite

    The rand firmed in early trade on Thursday, as the dollar faltered after the US Federal Reserve Chairman suggested they may be nearing an end of their three-year rate tightening cycle, boosting interest in riskier assets.

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    SA Reserve Bank expects volatile rand in 2019

    Daniel Mminele said the bank expected the rand to average 14.50 against the dollar but trade would be volatile, forcing the monetary policy committee to remain flexible in its responses.