The rand slipped in early commerce on Tuesday towards a barely stronger greenback, as a central financial institution main enterprise cycle indicator fell.
At 09:05, the rand traded at R18.18 towards the greenback.
The greenback index, which measures the buck towards six rivals, was up round 0.1%.
The South African Reserve Financial institution’s main indicator for February decreased 0.7% month on month, falling for the third consecutive month.
The indicator collects information on car gross sales, enterprise confidence, cash provide and different components to gauge the outlook for Africa’s most industrialised financial system.
Rand strikes might be risky later this week as upcoming public holidays imply many merchants shall be away from their desks from Wednesday’s shut till subsequent Tuesday.
Globally, the investor temper was cautious in a busy week for company earnings and financial information.
Markets will look to coming US information releases for clues in regards to the Federal Reserve’s subsequent coverage strikes and are additionally grappling with monetary stability issues highlighted by latest turmoil in US and Swiss banks.
South Africa’s benchmark 2030 authorities bond was little modified in early offers, the yield up 0.5 foundation factors at 10.185%.