The rand was firmer against hard currencies as risk appetite picked up globally while supply chain bottlenecks and fear about Covid-19’s Omicron variant continued to wane.

At 5.50pm on Monday the rand had gained 0.6% to R15.8957/$, 1.28% to R17.9512/€ and 1.11% to R21.3727/£. The euro fell 0.64% to $1.1292...

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