The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Wednesday.
1100 GMT - Retail sales for June released by statistics agency.
Italtile ITEJ.J releases full-year results
SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS
The rand weakened slightly on Tuesday as traders juggled upbeat U.S. economic data with a South African court decision to reject calls to shift the central bank's policy focus. .J ZAR/
The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula simmered down a little. MKTS/GLOB
U.S. stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as declines in Home Depot (NYSE: HD ) and other retailers following results offset upbeat U.S. retail sales data. .N
Gold prices inched up early on Wednesday after two days of losses, with investors awaiting minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last meeting in July for clues on the pace of potential interest rate hikes. GOL/
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Some of the main stories out in the South African press:
- SAA's procurement policy illegal - lawyers; Airline warned it could face legal action by suppliers
- More Eskom bosses suspended - sources
- Central bank's victory decisive
- Curro invests R1.5 bn to expand
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