It’s been a relatively slow start to what is otherwise likely to be a busy week for the markets, with appearances from two notable central bankers: FOMC voter Neel Kashkari and Bank of England Chief Economist.
The US dollar depreciated on Friday touching a five-week low against major currencies. European PMIs beat expectations while US's disappointed. US President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans to discuss the vote on the Senate bill to be voted later in the week.
The collapse of the German coalition talks over the weekend suggests that Germany is no longer the role model of ‘political’ stability. Europe’s strongest economy has the possibility of three options ahead: a minority government, a continuation of the current grand coalition, or new elections.
The Trump Administration scored a major victory in Congress passing the tax overhaul bill by a vote of 227–205 while Brexit negotiations continue but there has been a recent string of concerns regarding how well thought out the whole divorce strategy really is. Here's your week ahead.
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In the U.K., British assets are expected to be in for a choppy ride as key consumer and producer price data along with the latest data on the labor market and retail sales tops the agenda, as too does a threat to PM May’s leadership.
The market is speculating about the chances of a US tax overhaul and the impact of the developments in Saudi Arabia. The coming week will bring important data releases including Inflation figures from the UK, the US, and Canada.
On his five-country Asian tour, US president Trump has already brought up trade grievances about China and Japan and has warned that no one "should underestimate, ever, American resolve." Here's more and what you need to know about the markets.
This is a busy week on many fronts: there are geopolitical risks in Spain (Catalonia) and the US, a plethora of Central Bank meetings, and a busy season of corporate earnings along with US data that will keep capital markets on its toes.
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