Global equities ended firmer last week, amid progress in US-China trade negotiations.
UK Markets ended in positive territory for the third consecutive week, amid hopes of potential delay in Brexit.
UK’s retail sales rose more than market expectations on a monthly basis in January.
Economic growth slowed to a six-year low level on a quarterly basis in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Industrial production registered an unexpected decline on a monthly basis in December.
The consumer price inflation slowed to a two-year low level on an annual basis in January.
The producer price index (PPI) registered a less-than-anticipated rise on a yearly basis in January.
Monthly retail price index dropped more than market anticipations in January.
House prices grew at its slowest pace since July 2013 on an annual basis in January.
Manufacturing production unexpectedly dropped on a monthly basis in December.
Construction output recorded an unexpected fall on a monthly basis in December.
Visible trade deficit narrowed in December.
European Markets ended the week on a stronger footing, amid robust earnings update and following reports that the European Central Bank is considering restarting stimulus.
Eurozone’s industrial production eased more than market anticipations on a monthly basis in December.
Trade surplus in the Eurozone narrowed more than market forecast in December.
Eurozone’s gross domestic product (GDP) climbed on a quarterly basis in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Germany’s quarterly GDP recorded a steady reading in the fourth quarter of 2018.
US Markets ended the week in green, buoyed by optimism over US-Sino trade talks.
The US NFIB small optimism index dropped more than market forecast in January, marking its lowest level since November 2016.
The PPI advanced less than market expectations on an annual basis in January, recording its smallest gain since July 2017.
Advance retail sales unexpectedly declined to a nine-year low level in December.
Initial jobless claims unexpectedly advanced in the week ended 9 February 2019.
Business inventories registered an unexpected drop in November.
Monthly budget deficit narrowed less than market expectations in December.
The MBA mortgage applications dropped for a fourth consecutive month in the week ended 8 February 2019, marking its lowest level in 11 months.
Manufacturing production registered an unexpected drop on a monthly basis in January.
Industrial production unexpectedly declined for the first time in 8 months on a monthly basis in January.
The JOLTS job openings surprised with a rise in December.
The consumer price index (CPI) advanced more than market expectations on a yearly basis in January.
Average hourly earnings recorded a rise on an annual basis in January.
The NY Empire State manufacturing PMI advanced more than market forecast in February.
The Michigan consumer sentiment index climbed more than market expectations in February.
Asian Markets ended firmer last week, mirroring gains in their US counterparts.
Australia’s ANZ Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence index recorded a decline in the week ended 10 February 2019.
Seasonally adjusted home loan approvals in Australia eased more than market expectations on a monthly basis in December.
Australia’s NAB business confidence index advanced in January.
The NAB business conditions index in Australia climbed in January.
Australia’s Westpac consumer confidence index rebounded in February.
In Australia, consumer inflation expectations advanced in February.
China’s CPI rose less than market forecast on an annual basis in January.
The producer price inflation in China slowed for a seventh consecutive month to its weakest pace since September 2016 on a yearly basis in January.
Japan’s economy rebounded modestly in Q4.
Japan’s final industrial production registered a drop on a monthly basis in December.
Machinery orders in Japan dropped on a monthly basis in December.