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Rand dips, after motion of no confidence

By Dhivana Rajgopaul 40m in the past

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JOHANNESBURG – The rand stepped on to the again foot as merchants awaited the PPI launch whereas the exterior backdrop deteriorated considerably as rising infections countered vaccine optimism-related danger urge for food based on NKC Research.

On the native political entrance, the speaker of the decrease home authorised a vote on a motion of no-confidence – introduced by the African Transformation Movement (ATM), which has solely two seats within the 400-member National Assembly – in opposition to President Cyril Ramaphosa subsequent week. The major opposition, the Democratic Alliance, indicated that it didn’t help the motion.

At the shut of native commerce, the rand quoted 0.68 % weaker at R15.22/$, after buying and selling in vary of R15.10/$ – R15.24/$. The rand traded regular in a single day. The anticipated vary of the rand in opposition to the greenback at present is R15.00/$ – R15.40/$.

Brent crude oil

The Brent oil value drifted weaker amid skinny buying and selling yesterday because the market corrected following this week’s spectacular rally. At the shut of native commerce, benchmark Brent crude futures quoted 0.50 % decrease at $48.11pb. Crude costs have been unchanged throughout Asian commerce this morning.

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