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The rand has held on to the previous day's gains against the dollar, after the Reserve Bank left interest rates unchanged but indicated they would have to rise eventually.
The rand and government bonds have traded within recent ranges with investors treading carefully before the announcement of a decision on interest rates.
The rand has retreated slightly against the dollar, although traders did not expect it to break out of current ranges.
The rand has strengthened 1% against the dollar as woes in Japan's economy fuelled demand for higher-yielding currencies in emerging markets.
The rand has held steady against the dollar as it waited for direction from abroad, while lower oil prices and Japan's slip into recession supported government debt.
The rand has been largely flat against the dollar, with traders expecting it to take its cue mainly from global market trends ahead of an interest rate decision.
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