The rand lost ground yesterday as SA lost out to exemption from the US steel and aluminum import tariffs (25% and 10% respectively).
An increase in the oil price and a stronger dollar added to the rands demise. The tone of tonight’s Fed interest rate decision (20h00) is one to keep an eye on. Even though a hike is not expected, any hints to future interest rate hikes and/or US inflation forecasts could see the market react.
EU GDP and unemployment figures released today (11h00) is also one to keep a look out for. Have a great day!
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