The rand lost 2% against the USD yesterday, as markets had another ‘taper tantrum’.
March US retail sales were revised upwards to 0.8% (Month on month), raising fears that the US Fed may indeed raise rates a further 0.5% in 2018. Yawn, I’m sure we’re not the only ones bored of this story again?
Back home, SA’s unemployment rate remained stable at 26.7% (another shocker). Oil is nearing $80/barrel, a rather negative sign for the rand and motorists alike. Today’s attention shifts to SA retail sales and US manufacturing data, enjoy!
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