Today we are taking a look at:

  • Fed FOMC minutes indicate tough debate on rate rise, policymakers expect higher interest rates soon
  • USDZAR marginally stronger this morning, euro and sterling weaker against the USD, yen stronger this morning
  • Top 40 slumps 0.76%, led by resources; US markets close flat in a subdued trading session; Asian markets negative this morning
  • Eurozone industrial production growth rises; Chinese trade surplus narrows as exports slump