Daily Market Commentary Flash Note – 17 August 2021

Currencies The rand continues to lose ground as global risk aversion increases.
CommoditiesBrent crude oil back below $69,50 per barrel; Gold gained overnight.
EquitiesMarkets started the week on a cautious note as geopolitical risk flared up and concerns of China’s “slowing” resurfaced.
17/08UKUnemployment–/4.8%/4.8%Unemployment expected to
hold steady at 4.8%.
17/08USRetail Sales–/-0.2%/0.6%Decline in vehicle sales expected to weigh on retail sales.
17/08USIndustrial production–/0.5%/0.4%Lower vehicle production coupled with supply chain bottlenecks.
18/08SACPI–/4.7%/4.9%Slower food and fuel prices.
18/08CPIUK–/2.3%/2.5%Inflation expected to ease to 2.3% y/y in July, due to a higher base in 2020 when firms increased prices as a result of increased costs related to Covid-19.

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

Source: Nedbank

If you are looking for other relevant market commentary, you might find Markets and Research relevant as well.

By | 2021-08-17T09:58:59+02:00 August 17th, 2021|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Leave A Comment