The rand was firmer on Wednesday for the second trading session this week, with global sentiment boosted after US legislators reached a deal on an economic package aimed at softening the blow of the coronavirus pandemic.

The White House and Senate leaders reached a deal early on Wednesday on a huge $2-trillion (R34-trillion) Covid-19 stimulus bill to combat the negative economic effect of the outbreak...

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