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South African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 4

Oct 4 (Reuters) - The following scheduled economic events, equity and currency market moves may affect South African markets on Tuesday. ECONOMIC EVENTS Weekly bond auction by South Africa's Treasury The South African Reserve Bank releases its biannual Monetary Policy Review SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS South Africa's rand firmed on Monday as the U.S. dollar traded lower due to moderating interest rate hike expectations.
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South African rand firms against dollar; stocks edge up

(Updates prices to reflect afternoon trade) Oct 3 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand firmed on Monday as the U.S. dollar traded lower due to moderating interest rate hike expectations. At 1511 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 17.8200 against the dollar, 1.41% stronger than its previous close. The dollar index =USD , which measures the currency against six rivals, was last down 0.597% at 111.560. Stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed slightly higher, mostly due to gains in the mining
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Brazil's real jumps 3.5% as Bolsonaro's strong showing spurs policy cheer

* Brazil's real set for best session since Oct 2018 * Colombia's peso jumps more than 1% as oil rallies By Susan Mathew Oct 3 (Reuters) - Brazil's real jumped 3.5% on Monday and stocks were on course for their best session since December as investors cheered far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's stronger-than-expected showing in the first round of a presidential election.
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South African rand firms ahead of local PMI, vehicle sales data

Oct 3 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand firmed in early trade on Monday, ahead of a local purchasing managers' index (PMI) survey and new vehicle sales data that could give some clues on the health of the economy. At 0639 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 18.0375 against the dollar, 0.21% stronger than its previous close. The dollar index =USD , which measures the currency against six rivals, was last down 0.17% at 112.05. The Absa PMI survey on South African factory activity and data on September ve
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South African rand weakens after local trade data disappoints

(Updates prices to reflect afternoon trade) JOHANNESBURG, Sept 30 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened against the dollar on Friday, after data showed the country's trade surplus narrowed significantly in August. At 1646 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 18.0700 against the dollar, 0.63% weaker than its previous close. South Africa recorded a trade surplus of 7.18 billion rand ($397.34 million) in August, down from a 24.81 billion rand surplus in July, data from the revenue service showed.
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