The rand was somewhat weaker against major global currencies on Thursday afternoon, under strain from news that the White House would be monitoring land expropriation in SA. The rand weakened after US President Donald Trump tweeted that he had instructed the state department in the US to study farm murders and land expropriation. The tweet followed warnings by US policy think-tank, the Cato Institute, that SA was on the path to a Zimbabwe-style land disaster. The issue raised the "fear profile" around the land issue for the rand, Standard Bank currency trade Warrick Butler said. This was, however, coming amid a dollar recovery. The dollar rebounded from its recent lows on Wednesday, after US Federal Reserve officials provided somewhat less-hawkish commentary in minutes from its August meeting on Wednesday. The implementation of further tariffs by the US on China also supported the greenback, analysts said, a move that comes as US and Chinese officials meet this week to discuss their...

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