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USD/ZAR

Moving away from the Pound in the late 50's to early 60's, the Rand was established and is the current legal tender for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia. The Rand has had its fair share of volatility with the currency depreciating massively following the apartheid era sanctions. The currency looks to benefit when investors are willing to take on more risk in developing countries. Any pullback in risk from global markets pushes the Rand significantly lower as seen during the financial crisis of 2008.

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US Dollar and South African Rand News

FX Macro Musings: FX Tells You the Bigger Story If You’ll Listen
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ZAR Soars Following PMI Announcement
Domestic Demand Spurs PMI Expansion.
SARB Maintains 5.75% Repo Rate as Inflation Outlook Deteriorates
Despite looming upward pressures on the near-term inflation rate, the SARB held interest rates constant in March. USDZAR remains supported above ascending treandline.
South Africa: Wrap-Up and Look Ahead (March 23-27)
After the release of favorable CPI and Retail Sales data, South Africa’s Rand will next look to move in response to the SARB’s interest rate announcement and SSA’...
South Africa: Rand Firms as Inflation Drops and Retail Sales Rise
The Rand regained some of its footing against the US dollar on Wednesday, as South Africa’s inflation fell and retail sales rose.

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
Tue
Sep 1
14:00
USD ISM Manufacturing (AUG) 51.1 52.5 52.7
Thu
Sep 3
14:00
USD ISM Non-Manufacturing Composite (AUG) 58.4 60.3
Fri
Sep 4
12:30
USD Unemployment Rate (AUG) 5.2% 5.3%
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USD Change in Non-farm Payrolls (AUG) 220K 215K