MARKET WRAP: Rand and bonds gain as commodities stage a mini-rally

The rand and local bonds firmed on Wednesday as commodity prices paused their recent descent, with gold up nearly 2% as markets await the minutes of the latest US Federal Reserve meeting.

Gold gained the most since early March on Wednesday and at 6.50pm was up 1.89% to $1,792.83 an ounce while platinum was up 1.18% to $1,021…