Today we are taking a look at:

  • SA CPI remains elevated but eases in January, retail sales growth disappoints in December, consumer spending remains subdued
  • US dollar volatile, weakens sharply overnight; supporting global majors and EM FX, USDZAR breaks below R13.00/$
  • Top 40 ends the day flat after trending lower; US equities rise for the 7th consecutive session; Asian markets mostly stronger this morning
  • US data mixed, inflation surges in January; UK unemployment unchanged, Eurozone trade surplus rises on the back of higher exports