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The South African rand is trading at a level of 15.8000 after encountering some set back as market outlook for risk assets improved. The increase of Covid-19 cases is a concern for investors which are worried about the near-term economic outlook.
Asian stocks showed an improvement as the sentiment of global investors are looking more positive as we near year-end. Gold prices made little movement as this safe-haven metal is driven by the quickly spreading Omicron variant.
As of 21 December 2021, South Africa has recorded 198 426 active Covid-19 cases, with the death toll climbing with another 35 cases. The total number of vaccines administered in the country is now a total of 27 669 950. KwaZulu-Natal has now become the new epicenter of South Africa’s Covid-19 infections. The province has recorded just over 4000 cases in the last 24 hours.
Foreign Exchange Rates
At time of writing:
The Rand traded at 15.8735 versus the dollar.
- GBP: 21.07
- Euro: 17.89
- Gold: 1788 USD
- Bitcoin: 49 145 USD