A softer USD across the markets as risk sentiment boosted on US fiscal hopes.


Oil was steady near $39 a barrel; Spot gold steady.

Equities Risk appetite was also boosted as polls showed Joe Biden widening his lead over President Trump, reducing the prospect of a contested election.


Date Region Event Actual/Expected/Prior Implications


US International Trade Balance –/-$66.2b/-$63.6b The trade deficit is set to widen in August at the back of deteriorating demand for industrial supplies.


UK GDP –/8.2%/-7.6% The economy is expected to grow by 4.6% on a monthly basis due to the reopening of some recreational activities and government stimulus in the hospitality sector.

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Source: Nedbank

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