Rand slips to a historical low
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Rand slips to a historical low against the Pound

The big talking point of the last week was the devaluation of the China’s currency. The Rand dropped to its lowest level (R12.7250) in 14 years to the Dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday. This decline, along with fellow emerging market units, followed China’s decision to devalue its currency to support a stuttering economy and boost exports. The USD strengthened on the back of this devaluation.

South African Rand reaches R18

South African Rand reaches R18.50 to the Pound

The South African Rand has broken barriers unseen in recent years as it reached R18.50 to the British Pound last week. While the currency has taken a significant beating since May last year, when the US Federal Reserve first announced plans to taper its quantitative easing programme, last week’s woes can be attributed to renewed […]