On Monday October 29, China released a report proposing a 50% tax cut imposed on car purchases, which will halve the current tax rate of 10% to 5%, aiming to offset the damage of trade-war on the vehicle industry.
On Tuesday October 30, Eurozone GDP growth for the third quarter of 2018 was released, showing a 0.2% increase from July to September, the lowest rate in four years, down from 0.4% growth in previous quarter.
Also on Tuesday October 30, Facebook released its earnings report for the third fiscal quarter, showing an 11% jump YoY in company’s earnings per share and the number of active users increased 9% compared to a year ago. Tech stocks surged shortly following the report.
BOE decided to keep the current benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.75% in the meeting on Thursday November 1, while the Governor, Mark Carney, indicated that rate hikes will be possible if there is a Brexit deal.
The UK trade balance for September will be announced on Friday November 9, with an expected deficit at £1.47bn.
On the same day, Friday November 9, UK GDP growth will be released, at an expected rate of 1.4% YoY.
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0.0 A score of 0 indicates a neutral economic outlook with almost equal probability of positive and negative returns in risky asset classes like equities. The Risk Barometer maintains a balance between equities and other asset classes during such periods.
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*as at latest realignment 31/10/18
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