CurrenciesA dovish FOMC supports the rand.
Commodities Oil held losses for a fifth straight day; gold pushed higher.
EquitiesThe market ended lower in anticipation of the FOMC rate decision as the five-year inflation expectations gauge rose to a 12-year high.
EconomicsSA retail sales continued to contract in January; The US Fed kept interest rates unchanged.
17/03SARetail Sales-3.5%/-2.4%/-1.2%SA retail sales continued to contract in January.
17/03USFOMC rate decision0.25%/0.25%/0.25%Rate unchanged.
17/03EZCPI0.9%/0.9%/0.9%Unchanged in February, in line with consensus.

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