Currencies The rand and its emerging-market peers retreat as the USD surges on the back of fears of a taper by the Fed.
CommoditiesBrent crude oil marking at $66.77 per barrel; Gold has moved back above $1,785 per ounce.
EquitiesGlobal risk assets wobbled ahead of futures expiry in the US as the persistent spread of the coronavirus and slowing China growth raised questions about whether the global economy can absorb the winding down of stimulus.

08/19USLeading indicator0.9%/0.7%/0.5%The leading indicator rose by 0.9% to 116 index points.

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