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  • Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    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.

  • 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.

  • Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    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.

  • Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    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 stronger as dollar slides ahead of Fed

    The dollar index was marginally lower at 97.08 after losing 0.4% on Monday, as some investors speculated growth worries could prompt the US Fed to signal a pause to its monetary tightening cycle at this week’s meeting.

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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 firms in early trade

    The rand strengthened early on Thursday, as signs of easing Sino-US trade tensions and expectations that China will step up efforts soon to aid its cooling economy supported investor appetite for riskier assets.

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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.