Today we are taking a look at:

  • Import prices may find reprieve from lower oil price, export prices remain elevated due to metals and mineral prices
  • Euro strength weighs on dollar, rest of the majors downbeat; USDZAR and EM currencies supported on the back of dollar weakness
  • Top 40 down 0.51%, led by broad-based losses; US equities negative as investors were cautious ahead of French election; Asian markets mostly positive this morning
  • UK retail sales growth starts to show strain on confidence; Eurozone current account surplus at a record high