BOE governor Mark Carney expressed great confidence in the UK economy in his speech on Thursday, further increasing the market expectation of an interest rate hike in August.
The money laundering investigation by US authorities into Glencore Plc triggered a selloff in its shares, leading to a loss of more than £5bn from its market value. The company has now started its $1bn (£755m) stock repurchase scheme.
Monday 2 July saw the ONS for the first time try to quantify the scale of the UK shadow banking sector, with a conservative estimate of £2.2trn.
US tariffs on $50bn worth Chinese goods came into force on Friday, with China implementing retaliatory tariffs on some US imports.
The UK trade balance for May will be announced on Tuesday 10 July, with an expected deficit of £3,150m.
The US CPI for June will be released on Thursday 12 July and is expected to come in at 2.9% YoY.
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