The rand stumbled on Wednesday morning after headline inflation moderated in further July, backing the case of economists who expect the Reserve Bank to cut the repurchase rate before the end of the year. Inflation moderated to an annual rate of 4.6% in July as expected, the lowest level since September 2015, from 5.1% in July, according to Statistics SA data. At least 11 economists surveyed by Reuters last week expected the Bank to ease monetary policy as early as September.
The rand was a lot stronger on Thursday morning, mirroring changing market perceptions towards the dollar, after the US Federal Reserve released minutes of its most recent policy meeting. While most Fed officials expect another increase in interest rates by year-end, they expressed concern about the outlook for inflation, which has for some time been running below the 2% target. As a result, the dollar sold off, giving high-yielding emerging-market currencies further breathing space.
The rand changed hands to the dollar at R13.75‚ after logging its fifth consecutive weekly loss to the greenback last week. Win Thin‚ global head of emerging market currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman‚ said the rand and the Turkish lira‚ in particular‚ could weaken further if this week’s US retail sales and inflation data came out better than expected. On Friday markets viewed the mixed US nonfarm payrolls report in a positive light.
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Selecting a term
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