Today we are taking a look at:

  • SA PPI rises due to higher metal and machinery costs, food inflation eases but remains key in keeping CPI and PPI elevated
  • Stronger dollar keeps global majors on the back foot, local crosses lose ground, USDZAR at R13.41/$ this morning
  • Top 40 rises 0.28%, led by financials; US equities post lacklustre performance; Asian markets mostly positive this morning
  • UK GDP beats expectations; US data upbeat, leading indicator rises; Japanese CPI eases in December