The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday, along with the rand, as investors digested finance minister Tito Mboweni’s supplementary budget speech.

Before the speech, the rand had already lost about 0.7% to R17.32/$. As Mboweni finished speaking, the rand had weakened further, down 0.9% to R17.35/$, before falling still further into the evening.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now