CurrenciesThe rand traded in positive territory, holding below the 15,3000 level.
CommoditiesBrent crude oil moved back above USD82,50 per barrel.
EquitiesTop40 +0,2%; European stocks pulled ahead to a fresh record; The S&P 500 Index finished a see-saw trading session; Asian stocks rose for the fourth day, led by gains in Hong Kong.
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 the 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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