The New Economic Partnership Agreement, which allows tariff-free imports of 300 000 tons of EU wheat a year, is not a threat to local wheat producers.
SA’s rand was little changed at 13.8899 per dollar in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
BHP Billiton sees early signs that commodity markets are rebalancing, with oil and natural gas best placed to deliver gains into 2018.
Oil edges back above the $50 level where prices have hovered since rallying on OPEC’s decision to cut output last month.
Concern over SA’s political risk and the ongoing Pravin Gordhan saga have made it extremely tough to be a currency trader.
SA’s rand was steadier against the dollar on Monday as support for embattled Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan intensified.
Hedge funds have raised their bullish bets on US crude prices to the highest level since the slump started in the summer of 2014.
It’s been a tumultuous two weeks for the pound: Britain’s currency is getting harder to trade - and harder to predict.
Growing concern that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s job is on the line unsettled the rand on Wednesday.
SA’s banking sector takes a huge knock as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is summoned to appear in court on fraud charges.
The news that Pravin Gordhan has been charged with breaking public finance rules sent the rand and share prices reeling.
The Federal Reserve has spooked investors out of gold.
Sterling weakened on Monday as the dollar took back some of Friday's losses against a range of currencies.
South Africa’s rand is on the verge of bucking a five-year losing trend, according to analysts.
Lingering concerns over the possibility of a December downgrade are weighing on South Africa’s currency, according to economists.