Today we are taking a look at:

  • ZAR trades well into our close, dragging the rest of EM with it. SAGBs however, very lacklustre with all the action in FRA’s heading into the SARB MPC decision tomorrow
  • Currency markets cautious over “phase-one” Sino-US trade agreement. SARB meeting today
  • Oil rebounded after the U.S. and China inked the first phase of their trade deal; Gold and other precious metals were steady
  • Equity markets experienced choppy trading ahead of the signing of the “phase-one” trade deal between the US and China.
  • SA retail sales surprises to the upside due to Black Friday sales; Eurozone industrial production continues to contract; US Fed Beige BookDailyMarketCommentary200116

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