Jacques on Muthumbi junket: next the police minister will go to a renewables congress.
The rand plunge reflects SA's leadership woes, says Leopold Scholtz.
The SA Tourism CEO should stop shifting blame for the visa fiasco, says Solly Moeng.
The dollar has stayed firm against the yen after upbeat US growth data suggested the world's top economy was weathering a slowdown in China.
The tumble in equity markets in the past week has boosted the euro, confirming its new-found status as a haven asset.
The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar, as recently battered emerging markets continue to benefit from China's moves to support its economy.
The yen has faced selling pressure as investors' fears over China's economy began to ease, and as equity markets rebounded.
The dollar broadly has strengthened as a strong US equities rally snapped a six-day rout, signaling resilience in the face of China's woes that have roiled markets.
When the rand fell to its previous record in 2001, it fuelled export-led growth that lasted until the global financial crisis. That isn’t happening this time.
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