South Africa’s rand flat after post Fed rally


South Africa’s rand traded sideways early on Friday in subdued volumes following a bank holiday and a quiet session in Asia, pausing a Fed-inspired rally that had lifted the currency away from a one-month low.

At 0630 GMT the rand traded at 14.2150 per dollar, unchanged from its overnight close in New York.

Having stuttered for most of the week the rand turned positive on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it had abandoned plans to raise interest rates this year, dragging the greenback to a six-week low.

Bonds were steady, with the yield on the benchmark paper due in 2026 at 8.655 percent.

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