Currencies The foreign exchange markets remain cautious as uncertainty prevails.
CommoditiesBenchmark crude oil contracts retreated overnight.
EquitiesTop40 -2.1%; It was a painful session, which saw the market open lower and trade sideways from there.
DateRegionEventActual/Expected/PriorImplications
05/13SAMining production21.3%/17.3%/-2.3%The main contributors were platinum group metals (PGMs) and iron ore.
05/14USRetail sales–/1.0%/9.8%Supported by increased sales in the automotive sector as well as spending at restaurants.

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