The Star Early Edition


- Dr Chris Harmse is econ­o­mist: Re­bal­ance Fund Man­agers.

THIS week in­vestors will con­cen­trate on the an­nounce­ment by Sacci of South Africa’s busi­ness con­fi­dence in­dex for Oc­to­ber, as well as min­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­duc­tion, that will be an­nounced by Stat­sSA. Glob­ally a lot of coun­tries will re­lease their lat­est bal­ance of trade and cur­rent ac­count num­bers, re­tail sales data, as well as in­dus­trial and man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­duc­tion fig­ures.


To­mor­row: The Re­serve Bank will re­lease the lat­est level of for­eign ex­change re­serves. Sacci will an­nounce the busi­ness con­fi­dence in­dex for Oc­to­ber.

Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9: Stat­sSA will pub­lish the gold min­ing pro­duc­tion, min­ing pro­duc­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­duc­tion fig­ures for Septem­ber.


To­day: Ger­many: Fac­tory or­ders – Septem­ber; Ger­many, France, and EU: Ser­vices and com­pos­ite PMIs – Oc­to­ber; EU: PPI – Septem­ber; UK: New car sales – Oc­to­ber.

To­mor­row: Aus­tralia: RBA in­ter­est rate de­ci­sion; Ger­many: In­dus­trial pro­duc­tion – Septem­ber; Con­struc­tion PMI – Oc­to­ber; China: For­eign ex­change re­serves – Oc­to­ber; Italy: Re­tail sales – Septem­ber; EU: Re­tail PMI and sales – Septem­ber; France: Re­tail sales – Septem­ber; Rus­sia: In­fla­tion rate – Oc­to­ber.

Wednesday, Novem­ber 8: China: Bal­ance of trade – Oc­to­ber; France: Bal­ance of trade – Septem­ber; Ja­pan: Lead­ing Eco­nomic In­dex – Septem­ber; US: Crude Oil Stocks 3/Novem­ber.

Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9: Ja­pan: Cur­rent ac­count bal­ance – Septem­ber; China: In­fla­tion rate – Oc­to­ber; Ve­hi­cle sales – Oc­to­ber; Ger­many: Bal­ance of trade – Septem­berUS: Whole­sale In­ven­to­ries – Septem­ber;.

Fri­day, Novem­ber 10: France: In­dus­trial pro­duc­tion – Septem­ber; UK: In­dus­trial and man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­duc­tion – Septem­ber; Bal­ance of trade – Septem­ber; Rus­sia: Bal­ance of trade – Septem­ber.

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