CurrenciesThe rand ends the week trading around the 15,3000 level; technically, this remains the pivot level for any extension in either direction.
CommoditiesBrent crude oil has fallen back below USD81,50 per barrel; gold remains above USD1 850 per ounce.
EquitiesExpect investors to take a wait-and-see approach at the start on some of the heavyweights (CFR +10% and NPN +4%) that drove our market higher on Friday.
11/16USRetail sales–/1,3%/0,7%
Retail sales are expected to increase by 1,3%; retail sales will likely be impacted by weaker consumer sentiment given higher fuel prices.
11/17SACPI –/5,0%/5,0%Annual inflation is expected to remain unchanged at 5% in October; high fuel prices remain a key driver of inflation.
11/17SARetail sales–/-0,1%/-1,3%Retail sales are expected to contract by -0,1%yoy in September, after contracting by -1,3% yoy previously.
11/18SASARB MPC–/3,5%/3,5%The market will observe closely whether SARB will tighten monetary policy.

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Source: Nedbank

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