Global equities ended lower last week, amid Brexit concerns and lack of progress in US stimulus talks.
UK Markets ended the week in negative territory, amid worries over no-deal Brexit.
UK’s Halifax house prices increased at a faster pace in November.
The BRC like-for-like retail sales advanced in November.
The RICS house price balance rose to a 21-year high in November.
UK’s economy expanded for the sixth straight month in October.
Manufacturing production rose more than market forecast in October.
Industrial production climbed more than market consensus in October.
The NIESR GDP estimate rose in November.
The Rightmove house price index increased on an annual basis in December.
UK’s consumer inflation expectations slowed in November.
Britain posted a trade deficit for the first time in seven months in October.
Bank of England (BoE) Governor Andrew Bailey warned that the Covid-19 pandemic and the shift in trading arrangements between Britain & the European Union posed downside risks to the country’s financial system.
European Markets ended the week on a negative footing, as the European Central Bank (ECB) warned of a slowdown in growth next year.
Eurozone’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose more than market anticipations in 3Q20.
In the Eurozone, the ZEW economic sentiment index rebounded in December.
In the Eurozone, the Sentix investor confidence index improved in December.
Eurozone’s ZEW economic sentiment index jumped in December.
Germany’s ZEW economic sentiment index sharply improved in December.
Germany’s industrial production climbed for a sixth consecutive month in October.
Germany’s trade surplus widened more than market forecast in October.
In Germany, the ZEW economic sentiment index advanced in December.
Germany’s current situation index dropped for a second straight month in December.
In Germany, current account surplus narrowed in October.
In Germany, consumer prices declined for the third straight month in November.
US Markets ended the week in red, amid dismal US jobs data and deadlock in stimulus talks.
The JOLTS job openings unexpectedly advanced to a 3-month high level in October.
The consumer price index (CPI) rose more than market anticipations in November.
US monthly budget deficit narrowed in November.
The Michigan consumer sentiment index unexpectedly advanced in December.
US producer price index (PPI) rose in November.
Initial jobless claims jumped to a 3-month high in the week ended 04 December 2020.
US consumer credit growth slowed in October.
The NFIB small business optimism index fell by the most in seven months in November.
The MBA mortgage applications dropped to a record low in the week ended 04 December 2020.
Asian Markets ended weaker last week, tracking losses in their US counterparts.
Australia’s Westpac consumer confidence index climbed to a 10-year high level in December.
Australia’s NAB business confidence index rose for the fourth straight month in November.
Australia’s consumer inflation expectations remained unchanged in December.
China’s trade surplus unexpectedly widened in November.
China’s house price index advanced in November.
China’s consumer inflation entered negative territory in November for this first time since October 2009.
China’s PPI dropped in November.
Japan’s trade surplus (BOP basis) widened in October.
Japan’s leading economic index advanced for a fifth consecutive month in October.
Japan’s GDP climbed in 3Q20.
Japan’s PPI dropped in November.