Global equities ended firmer last week, on optimism surrounding the Sino-US trade deal.
UK Markets ended the week in positive territory, amid positive signals from the US and China phase-one trade deal.
European Markets ended the week on a positive footing, on escalating hopes that a Sino-US trade deal would be inked soon.
In Germany, the import price index rose more than market expectations on a monthly basis in November.
US Markets ended the week in green, following positive developments related to the US-China trade deal.
In the US, durable goods orders unexpectedly fell in November.
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index improved in November.
New home sales rose less than market consensus on a monthly basis in November.
The Richmond Fed manufacturing index dropped in December.
Initial jobless claims fell more than market forecast on a weekly basis for the week ended 20 December 2019.
The MBA mortgage applications declined on a weekly basis in the week ended 20 December 2019.
Asian Markets ended firmer last week, boosted by robust Chinese economic data.
In Japan, all industry activity index unexpectedly fell on a monthly basis in October.
The leading economic index in Japan eased in October.
In Japan, housing starts dropped on an annual basis in November.
The Tokyo consumer price index (CPI) in Japan rose on an annual basis in December.
The seasonally adjusted retail trade rose less than market consensus on a monthly basis in November.
In Japan, industrial production unexpectedly fell on a yearly basis in November.
Japan’s construction orders slid on a yearly basis in November.
Japan’s unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in November, declining for the first time in 4 months.
Industrial profits in China rose at its fastest pace in eight months in November.