Currencies The rand, along with its emerging-market peers, remains vulnerable as the USD remains resilient and the view remains that the Fed is ready to taper asset purchases.
CommoditiesOil price rose above USD80 per barrel; gold price was steady.
EquitiesTop40 +0,3%; European equities fell on Friday; The S&P 500 faced a US debt limit standoff; Asian stocks rose.

10/12SAManufacturing production–/0,2%/-4,1%Manufacturing production expected to rebound in August after the riots in July, as indicated by the manufacturing PMI, which rose to 57,9 in August, from 43,5 points in July.
10/12UKUnemployment–/4,5%/4,6%Unemployment expected to drop marginally to 4,5%.
10/13SARetail Sales–/2,0%/-0,8%Retail sales expected to rebound in August, after stores were closed during July as a result of riots.
10/13EZIndustrial production–/4,7%/7,7%Industrial production impacted by supply constraints.

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Source: Nedbank

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