Daily Market Commentary Flash Note – 18 May 2021

Currencies The rand trades back towards the 14.0000 level as risk finds support.
CommoditiesBrent crude oil moving to within touching distance of $70 per barrel.
EquitiesTop40 closed +1% as news flow remained light.
DateRegionEventActual/Expected/PriorImplications
05/19SACPI–/4.3%/3.2%Inflation expected to pick up y/y due to lower base effects and higher fuel prices.
05/19SARetail sales–/2.4%/2.3%Retail sales expected to accelerate to 2.4% in March from 2.3% previously.
05/19UKCPI–/1.5%/0.7%Due to lower base effects as well as increases in energy prices.
05/20SASARB MPC–/3.5%/3.5%The repo rate is expected to remain unchanged.
05/21UKRetail Sales–/36.8%/7.2%Driven by a further reopening of the economy and increased household savings.

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