CurrenciesThe rand resisted any moves beyond the 15,5000 level after the FOMC meeting, trading firmer to the current levels sub-15,3000.
CommoditiesBrent crude oil has now fallen back below USD81,50 per barrel.
EquitiesFed initiates the much awaited tapering of bond purchases, but signs of lower rates for longer have driven global stocks to new all-time highs.
11/03USFOMC rate decision0,0%/0,0%/0,0%No changes made to policy rate, but the Fed will start bond tapering this month.
11/03EZUnemployment 7,4%/7,4%/7,5%Unemployment dropped to 7,4%, from 7,5% previously, in line with consensus.
11/04UKBOE rate–/0,1%/0,1%Policy rates expected to be on hold.

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