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.  ..

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 articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now