The rand held its ground after the US, France and Britain launched a “successful” air strike against Syrian chemical facilities on Friday.
The dollar strengthened after markets were convinced that the strike was a once-off event, but global equity markets weakened and Brent Crude Oil reached its highest price since 2014 at 72 USD/barrel.
It’s a quiet week on the data calendar so markets will be keeping a close eye on further US/Syrian developments, with US Retail Sales figures (later today) and local inflation figures (Wednesday) the only other real highlights. Have a great week everyone!
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