|Currencies||The rand continues to hold steady below the 14.0000 level.|
|Commodities||Brent crude oil has moved back towards $67 per barrel.|
|Equities||Top40 closed +0.24%; European equities gained on Friday; The S&P 500 index fell for a second week; Asia stocks were mixed.|
|05/25||US||GDP||–/6.5%/6.4%||Second print could be revised upward, driven by stronger personal consumption as indicated by the revised retail sales print.|
|05/27||SA||PPI||–/6.7%/5.2%||High y/y price movements due to the low base in 2020; during April, inflation will be driven by higher oil and transport costs.|
|05/28||SA||Monthly Budget Balance||–/-55.0b/-29.8b||The monthly budget deficit is expected to widen in April, given that revenue collection in April is typically weaker.|
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