CurrenciesUSD weakness dominates.
Commodities Oil extended gains in Asia; Gold gained as the dollar eased.
EquitiesYellen pushes for more US stimulus; Alibaba +6%, reacting to Jack Ma resurfacing after weeks away from the public eye; all focus will remain on the flood of US earnings and central bank activity in the latter half of this week.
20/01UKCPI–/0.5%/0.3%Acceleration expected in December at the back of higher fuel prices.
21/01SARetail sales–/1.0%/-0.2%Consumer spending still limited due to the pandemic, limiting retail spend.
21/01SASARB Interest Rate–/3.5%/3.5%Expected to remain unchanged.
22/01UKRetail Sales–/4.0%/2.4%Rebound expected in December as non-essential sales reopened.
22/01UK/EZPMIDrop expected due to stricter containment measures.

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