Daily Market Commentary Flash Note – 8 March 2021

CurrenciesRand falters as the USD posts gains.
Commodities Oil prices surged above $70 a barrel after a missile attack on Saudi Arabia; Gold prices rose.
EquitiesTop40 +0.87% after US jobs data impressed; European shares dropped on Friday; The S&P 500 snapped its three-day losing streak; Asian stocks fell for the third straight day.
DateRegionEventActual/Expected/PriorImplications
09/03SAGDP–/-4.5%/-6.0%Further recovery expected in the fourth quarter, however the pace of recovery may have slowed as a result of a second wave of infections and electricity supply constraints.
09/03JNGDP–/12.6%/12.7%Second reading is expected to be revised slightly downward to 12.6% from 12.7% as a result of reduced private capital expenditure.
10/03CHCPI–/-0.3%/-0.3%CPI remains in deflation driven by a further decline in pork prices.
10/03EZECB Main Refinancing Rate–/0.0%/0.0%Rates expected to be on hold.

Nedbank CIB Market Commentary | CIBMarketComm@Nedbank.co.za | +27 11 537 4091

Source: Nedbank

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