Global equities ended mostly firmer last week, on hopes that the coronavirus epidemic would be contained by April.
UK Markets ended the week in negative territory, amid strength in the British Pound and after British officials declared coronavirus outbreak a serious and imminent threat to public health.
Manufacturing production rose on a monthly basis in December.
Industrial production rebounded on a monthly basis in December.
Total trade surplus widened in December.
The RICS house price balance climbed more than market forecast in January.
The Rightmove house prices rose on a monthly basis in February.
Gross domestic product (GDP) remained flat on a quarterly basis in 4Q19.
The BRC like-for-like retail sales recorded a flat reading on an annual basis in January.
European Markets ended the week on a positive footing, amid upbeat corporate earnings report.
Eurozone’s economic growth economy grew at its slowest pace since early 2013 in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Industrial production in the Eurozone dropped more than market forecast on a monthly basis in December.
Eurozone’s Sentix investor confidence index unexpectedly eased in February.
Trade surplus in the Eurozone widened more than market forecast in December.
Germany’s consumer price index (CPI) climbed on an annual basis in January, marking its highest level in six months.
Economic growth in Germany remained flat on a quarterly basis in 4Q19.
US Markets ended the week in green, on hopes that the coronavirus epidemic will be contained and following robust fourth quarter earnings reports from the US corporates.
The US CPI climbed more than market anticipations on an annual basis in January.
The NFIB small business optimism index climbed more than market forecast in January.
The Michigan consumer sentiment index climbed to its highest level in almost two years in February.
The MBA mortgage applications climbed in the week ended 7 February 2020.
Initial jobless claims rose less-than-expected in the week ended 7 February 2020.
Advance retail sales climbed at par with market anticipations on a monthly basis in January.
The JOLTS job openings dropped to its lowest level in two years in December.
Monthly budget deficit unexpectedly widened in January.
Asian Markets ended mostly firmer last week, mirroring gains in their US counterparts.
Australia’s business confidence index recorded a rise in January.
Home loans in Australia advanced in December.
In Australia, the Westpac consumer confidence index rose in February.
Australia’s consumer inflation expectations recorded a rise in February.
The business conditions index in Australia remained unchanged in January.
Japan's gross domestic product dropped in 4Q19, recording its biggest fall in 6 years.
Japan’s machine tool orders recorded a drop on a yearly basis in January.
Industruial production in Japan rose less-than-expected on a monthly basis in December.
Japan’s tertiary index fell less than market forecast on a monthly basis in December.
The producer price index (PPI) in Japan rose more than market anticipations on an annual basis in January.
China’s house prices dropped to its lowest level in 18 months in January.