CurrenciesThe rand remains resilient as the USD recovers.
Commodities Gold retreated back below $1,700 per ounce; Oil rose above $60 a barrel.
EquitiesTop40 +0.2%; US 10-year yield back at it again, touching 14-month highs to trade at 1.75% as we went home.
DateRegionEventActual/Expected/PriorImplications
30/03USConference Board Consumer Confidence109.7/96.9/90.4Consumer confidence surged due to better economic and employment expectations.
30/03EZConsumer Confidence-10.8/–/-14.8On better expectations about the economy and personal finances.
31/03SATrade Balance–/22.1b/11.8bDriven by growth in exports and low import growth given current domestic economic conditions.

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Source: Nedbank

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