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  • Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Rand holds steady; focus on trade tensions, Fed speech

    The rand steadied against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday, with investors focusing on the Sino-US trade dispute and cues from the US Federal Reserve on the path of future interest rate increases.

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    Rand steady in early trade

    The rand remains under pressure as investors await for cues from the Federal Reserve about monetary policy direction.

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    Rand firms in early trade

    The rand firmed against the dollar in early trade on Monday, even though risk sentiment remained fragile as investors looked to the G20 meeting this week for signs of a thaw in the Sino-US trade spat.

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    Rand edges higher in early trade

    Investors remain skittish on the rand as escalating worries about slowing global growth and the US-Sino trade war tensions continue to be the focus.

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    Rand edges weaker in cautious early trade

    The rand has battled to hold below the psychological R14.00 resistance level after a rally last week spurred by a dollar plunge and political chaos in Britain that boosted most emerging market currencies.

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    Rand slightly softer in early trade

    The rand was slightly weaker in early trade on Monday as investors assess the risks of a softer dollar and the direction of local interest rates.

  • South African rand.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Rand steady in early trade

    The rand was steady against the US dollar in early trade on Friday, in line with a rise in bonds, with turmoil around Britain’s exit from the European Union boosting investor appetite for emerging market assets.

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    Rand firms on China-US trade hopes

    The rand firmed against the dollar in early trade on Thursday, extending an overnight rally, in line with a rise in bonds, encouraged by signs that China and the United States may be taking steps to de-escalate their bitter trade dispute.

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    Rand firms on US-China trade optimism

    Investor sentiment had been dented by the escalating trade spat between the United States and China, as focus turns to this month’s Trump-Xi meeting.

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    Rand slips as investors pocket end-of-week profits

    The rand rallied to R13.8700 on Wednesday following the US midterm elections, breaking through the R14.00 long-term resistance level for the first time in two months, lifted by a return of global risk appetite.

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    Rand firmer as US election verdict dents dollar

    The rand is down nearly 15% against the greenback this year, but has made strides in recent weeks due to a return of global risk appetite and easing of local political concerns.

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    Rand under pressure before US midterm elections

    The rand remained under pressure as markets favoured caution ahead of US midterm Congressional elections, as policy decisions that could sway the economy, corporate decision-making and consumer spending hinge on the results.

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    Rand weaker as risk appetite muted

    Uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, Italy’s free-spending budget and fears over Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation were among factors denting appetite for emerging market assets.

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    Rand retreats due to hawkish Fed, mining data ahead

    The rand retreated early on Thursday after minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s September meeting struck a hawkish tone, draining some of the enthusiasm for emerging currencies that lifted the local unit to a two-week peak.