CurrenciesThe rand loses ground as US data points to higher interest rates.
CommoditiesBrent crude oil falling back below USD82 per barrel; gold fell overnight.
EquitiesUS retail sales set the tone overnight, sending US stocks and the USD higher, but fresh Fed comments saying that early lift-off was still an option seem to have muted early moves in risk assets in Asia.  
11/17SACPI –/5,0%/5,0%Annual inflation expected to remain unchanged at 5% in October; high fuel prices remain key driver of inflation.
11/17SARetail sales–/-0,1%/-1,3%Retail sales 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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