Currencies The rand again posted incremental gains on the day as market participants appear to remain on the side lines.
CommoditiesBenchmark crude oil prices mixed; Gold little changed.
EquitiesChinese trade data for August surprises to the upside, adding to the positive sentiment across equity markets despite the growing delta- variant cases globally.
EconomicsIn SA, the BER Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) improved to -10 index points in Q3, from -13 points in Q2.

09/07SAGDP–/17,8%/-3,2%GDP expected to grow by 17,8% yoy given a lower base from last year.
09/09EZECB Main Refinancing Rate–/0,0%/0,0%No policy rate change expected, but announcements regarding asset purchases made under the PEPP will be closely watched.
09/10 UKMonthly GDP–/0,5%/1,0%Higher infection rates weighing on consumption and labour supply.
09/10 USPPI–/0,6%/1,0%Inflation driven by disruptions in the supply chain.

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