The rand is trading at R14.82 to the dollar, R18.08 to pound sterling and R16.60 to the euro.
Germany’s Bayer has warned that its 2019 earnings target has become harder to reach, becoming the latest agricultural supplies company to be affected by flooded US farms and trade disputes.
The containers from France and Hong Kong were loaded with a combination of garbage, plastic waste and hazardous materials in violation of import rules, according to customs on Batam Island.
Britain and Germany added their voices to growing international condemnation of Israel Tuesday over the demolition of Palestinian homes near Jerusalem, saying the destruction was “particularly egregious.”
Three key European powers on Sunday called for dialogue and an end to the escalation over Iran’s nuclear programme, as tensions further intensified between Tehran and the United States (US).