South African Rand (ZAR)

Financial Times  Jun 19  Comment 
A report from anti-corruption watchdog raises fears controlling inflation could no longer be a priority
Forex News  May 29  Comment 
The South African rand fell against the US dollar today after President Jacob Zuma resisted calls to step down, supported by his party. Pressure was growing on Zuma to step down, even from withing his ruling African National Congress party,...
Financial Times  May 13  Comment 
Investors need thick skins, acute awareness of risk and a good knowledge of the politics of the ruling ANC
Forex News  Apr 4  Comment 
The South African rand fell during the current trading session but has bounced versus the US dollar by now. The drop was a result of the sovereign credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s. The S&P reduced South Africa’s credit...
Clusterstock  Apr 4  Comment 
The South African rand is ticking down on Tuesday. The currency is lower by 0.5% at 13.7621 per dollar as of 8:11 a.m. ET. The head of South Africa's Treasury, Lungisa Fuzile, asked to leave his post at the end of the month, a year before his...
Reuters  Apr 4  Comment 
South Africa's rand, bonds and banking shares tumbled sharply on Tuesday after S&P Global Ratings cut the country's credit rating to junk in response to President Jacob Zuma's move to sack its respected finance minister.
Forex News  Mar 30  Comment 
The South African rand erased yesterday’s losses today, jumping more than 1% against the US dollar. The currency dropped yesterday amid speculations that President Jacob Zuma is going to sack markets-favored Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan....
Forex News  Mar 29  Comment 
The South African Rand dropped today amid speculations that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will leave his office. There are speculations that President Jacob Zuma is going to fire Gordhan. It was not a secret that the President...
Clusterstock  Mar 28  Comment 
The South African rand is tumbling following reports that President Jacob Zuma plans to fire his finance minister. The currency is down by 1.7% at 12.9929 per dollar as of 8:08 a.m. ET after being down by about 2.9% earlier. Zuma reportedly...
The Times of India  Mar 23  Comment 
SAFRICA-MARKETS/:South Africa's rand, bonds on the front foot as data boosts demand


The South African Rand is the currency used in South Africa, Nambia, Swaziland, and Lesotho.

The chart at left shows the USD/ZAR currency pair; the number of South African Ran equivalent to 1 U.S. Dollar (USD).

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