Seems international politics have taken a bit of a breather. With Emmanuel Macron winning the French elections last night, all eyes are on the president elect and his plans for the French economy.
The UK and EU are displaying a little separation anxiety. While an amicable split would be best, it’s starting to look like this is going to be a messy divorce.
The US has been fairly quiet. What seemed like an imminent show-down of nuclear prowess a few weeks ago has seemingly settled down. What happens next, no one knows. Both the US and Korean leadership are quite unpredictable.
Back home politics has also taken a bit of a break. The ANC presidential campaigning is in full swing. It’s going to be a very interesting race.
Events to diarise:
Monday, 8 May
Redefine properties interim results
Reserve Bank April foreign-exchange and gold reserves data
Tuesday, 9 May:
Stats SA release Q1 labour force survey
Wednesday, 10 May
Thursday, 11 May
Allied Electronics annual results
SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry April trade conditions survey
Stats SA March Mining and manufacturing production data