The rand was firmer on Friday set for its first day of gains in three while global focus remains on US stimulus and the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

At 9.40am, the rand had strengthened 0.36% to R16.5875/$, 0.30% to R19.4216/€ and 0.19% to R21.4180/£. The euro was flat at $1.1708.  ..

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