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SA Today: Key events to watch, Apr 28

 
--- Stats SA releases March CPI.
--- SARB releases Financial Stability Review.
--- Weekly government bond auction.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Attention today (Wednesday) fall on the consumer price index (CPI).
The consumer inflation index - the measure used by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) for its inflation target - is expected to have decreased to 5.1% year-on-year (y/y) in March from 5.7% in February, according to a survey of leading economists by I-Net Bridge.
Last month`s figure snapped the two months of increases above 6% after the index had slipped back below the 6% radar level for two months prior to that. The rises were not unexpected as base effects fed through, but the March figure should surprise if it manages to drop below 5%. It would then lead to some hope that another rate could be in the offing next month.
Forecasts among the eight economists ranged from 4.9% to 5.3%.
Stats SA will release the data at 11:30 today (Wednesday).
South Africa`s producer price index (PPI) is expected to have reached 3.9% year-on-year (y/y) in March from the 3.5% y/y seen in February, a survey by I-Net Bridge has found.
Forecasts among the eight leading economists surveyed ranged from 3.5% y/y to 4.2% y/y.
This comes after PPI dropped -0.1% in 2009 from the 14.2% of 2008 and after seven months of contraction before December`s +0.7% reading.
According to one of the economists in the survey the rand`s drop of 25.6% y/y against the dollar in March will help offset the 7.1% month-on-month increase in the oil price. One problem, though, is that oil prices are up nearly 70% relative to a year ago. This will push the petroleum and oil-derived products in the PPI reading.
PPI will be released by Stats SA at 11:30 on Thursday.
On Friday morning the South African Reserve Bank will release March M3 and private sector credit extension (PSCE) and this will be followed .by March trade data at 14:30.
It`s a quiet week on the corporate earnings front with ArcelorMittal reporting it first quarter results on Thursday, the main feature.
ON THE HORIZON:
Apr 29: Stats SA releases March PPI.
Apr 29: ArcelorMittal releases Q1 2010 results.
Apr 29: Sappi holds AGM.
Apr 30: Weekly treasury bill auction.
Apr 30: Customs & Excise releases March trade data.
Apr 30: SARB releases March M3 and PSCE data.
Apr 30: Treasury releases statement of national revenue, expenditure and borrowing for March.
May 1: No events scheduled.
May 2: No events scheduled.
May 3: Kagiso releases May PMI.
May 3: Altron releases annual results.
May 3: Absa releases quarterly housing market overview.
May 4: Weekly government bond auction.
May 5: Xstrata plc holds AGM.
FURTHER AHEAD
May 6: Crop Estimates Committee releases Winter: finalisation of 2009 crop.
May 6: Stats SA releases March electricity generated stats.
May 6: Sovereign Foods releases annual results (approx date).
May 6: Mondi holds AGM.
May 6: Bell Equipment holds AGM.
May 6: Municipal Infrastructure Summit until May 7.
May 6: Randgold Resources releases Q1 results.
May 7: SARB releases April gold and forex reserves data.
May 7: Weekly treasury bill auction.
May 7: AngloGold Ashanti holds AGM and releases Q1 2010 results.
May 7: Gold Fields releases Q3 2010 results and guidance for Q4 2010.
May 7: Sappi releases Q2 results.
May 8: No events scheduled.
May 9: No events scheduled.
May 10: Barloworld releases interim results.
May 10: Harmony releases March quarter results.
May 10: Astrapak releases annual results.
May 10: Verimark releases annual results (approx date).
May 10: Great Basin Gold releases Q1 results.
May 10: Econometrix quarterly economic presentation.
May 11: Weekly government bond auction.
May 11: Famous Brands releases annual results.
May 11: Taste Holdings releases annual results.
May 11: PPC releases interim results.
May 12: Stats SA releases March manufacturing production.
May 12: Start of two day Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
May 12: Spar group releases interim results (approx date).
May 12: Dimension Data plc releases interim results.
May 13: Final day of SARB MPC meeting. Rates decision due at around 15:00.
May 13: Liberty Holdings holds AGM.
May 13: Datatec releases annual results.
May 13: Old Mutual holds AGM.
May 13: Afrimat releases annual results.
May 14: Weekly treasury bill auction.
May 15: No events scheduled.
May 16: No events scheduled.
May 17: Vodacom releases annual results.
May 17: JD Group releases interim results.
May 17: Astral Foods releases interim results.
May 17: Kelly Group releases interim results.
May 18: Weekly government bond auction.
May 19: Stats SA releases March retail sales data.
May 19: Stats SA releases March building stats.
May 19: Lewis Group releases annual results.
May 20: Stats SA releases March civil cases for debt.
May 20: SARB releases Monetary Policy Review.
May 20: Crop Estimates Committee releases Summer: fourth production forecast.
May 20: Investec releases annual results.
May 21: Exxaro holds AGM.
May 21: Weekly treasury bill auction.
May 22: No events scheduled.
May 23: No events scheduled.
May 24: Stats SA releases April liquidations and insolvencies.
May 24: Pioneer Food group releases interim results (approx date).
May 25: Weekly government bond auction.
May 26: Stats SA releases Q1 201 GDP.
May 26: Rio Tinto holds AGM.
May 27: Stats SA releases April CPI.
May 27: Foschini releases annual results.
May 27: Mercantile Bank holds AGM.
May 27: Richemont releases annual results
May 28: Stats SA releases April PPI.
May 28: Weekly treasury bill auction.
May 29: No events scheduled.
May 30: No events scheduled.
May 31: Customs & Excise releases April trade data.
May 31: SARB releases April M3 and PSCE data.
May 31: Treasury releases statement of national revenue, expenditure and borrowing for April.
May 31: Tongaat-Hulett releases 15-mo results.
May 31: Cadiz Holdings releases annual results.
I-Net Bridge, Tel: +27-11-280-0644, newsdesk@inet.co.za
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