The US-China trade tensions were reignited after Trump accused China of hiding the information about Coronavirus and threatened that the US would impose new tariffs on Chinese imports as the ultimate punishment on Monday May 4.
On Thursday May 6, BoE announced that the interest rates will be kept unchanged at 0.1% and the bond purchasing will be maintained at £635 billion. The bank also noted that the UK GDP is expected to fall by 14% in 2020 and indicated another expansion on bond buying in June meeting.
On Tuesday May 5, the UK coronavirus recorded death toll climbed by 693 to 29,427 and became the second highest in the world. Boris Johnson suggested on Wednesday that he intends to ease some lockdown measures from Monday May 11.
On Thursday, Telefonica, the parent company of O2, announced its mobile carrier O2 will merge with Liberty Global’s cable operator Virgin Media. The merger deal is valued at £31.4 billion.
China CPI will be announced on Tuesday May 12, with an expectation of 4.8% YoY.
US CPI will be announced on the same day, Tuesday May 12, with an expectation of 0.8% YoY.
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