People chat in front of a reception with an electronic board displaying movements in major indices at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange building in Sandton Johannesburg

South Africa's rand, bonds little changed, stocks set to open higher

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africa's rand was little changed in early trade on Tuesday with investors refraining from making large bets as markets reopened after Monday's holiday.

At 0642 GMT, the rand traded at 14.1550 versus the dollar, 0.04 percent firmer than its overnight close in New York.

South African markets were closed on Monday for a public holiday.

Government bonds were also flat, with the yield on benchmark 2026 paper at 8.465 percent.

Stocks were set to open higher at 0700 GMT, with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Top-40 futures index up 0.45 percent.

(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

2019-04-23 09:57:21

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