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South Africa rand edges down as global risk appetite wanes

South Africa rand edges down as global risk appetite wanes
From Reuters - December 6, 2017

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The South African rand weakened on Thursday, as appetite for emerging market currencies globally was subdued with investors avoiding big bets ahead of employment data in the United States, seen as an indicator to the direction of interest rates.

* At 0640 GMT the rand had weakened 0.2 percent to 13.5500 per dollar form a close of 13.5225 overnight in New York.

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