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The week ahead: 8 - 12 May 2017
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The week ahead: 8 - 12 May 2017

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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

  • Brimstone AGM

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

Friday, 12 May

  • Richemont annual results
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