South Africa's rand slips 1.5 pct after growth forecast cut

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South Africa’s rand slipped sharply after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan cut his 2016 growth forecast on Wednesday to 0.9 percent, down from a previous forecast of 1.7 percent, citing a recent drought.

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At 1220 GMT the rand was 1.6 percent weaker to 15.420 per dollar from 15.3350 before the budget began.