Johannesburg - South African markets hardly reacted to the
medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) on Thursday.
At 3:06pm the rand was bid at R8.6967 per dollar from
R8.7150 at 1:56pm. Against the euro‚ the rand was at R11.2773 from R11.3186 and
against the pound it was R14.0263 from R14.0535.
The JSE All Share [JSE:J203] index slipped to 37‚032.96 from
37‚061.11‚ while the benchmark R157 bond yielded 5.430% from 5.440%.