The rand broke through the R15/$ handle for the first time in almost a month on Wednesday, lifted by positive local economic news, as well as positive development related to protests in Hong Kong. 

SA’s GDP rebounded by a surprise 3.1% in the second quarter data showed on Tuesday, while data on Wednesday showed there was surprising resilience in China’s services sector during August...

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