CurrenciesThe rand trades steadily weaker as demand for USD provides a base.
Commodities Benchmark crude oil contracts have lost ground.
EquitiesGlobal markets are in a holding pattern as volumes dry up into the heart of the US corporate earnings season.
EconomicsSARB’s leading index marginally higher in February.
04/20UKILO Unemployment rate4.9%/5.0%/5.0%Unemployment dropped to 4.9% in February, from 5% previously.
04/21SACPI–/3.3%/2.9%On the back of higher fuel prices.
04/21UKCPI–/0.8%/0.4%Higher fuel prices.
04/22EZECB Main refinancing rate–/0.0%/0.0%Rates expected to be on hold.

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