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The South African Reserve Bank cut interest rates yesterday in a move designed to slow down the rapid appreciation of the Rand. Moving rates down to 6.5% the bank expressed concerns that the currency's strength may hinder exports and derail the fragile economic recovery. At 6.5% the Rand remains one of the highest yielding currencies, and has benefitted from strong investor risk appetite and low yields elsewhere (just 0.5% in the UK for example).
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