On Monday 21 January, Theresa May outlined eight amendments to the withdrawal agreement rejected by Parliament last Tuesday. The changes are focused on ensuring that the border remains open on the island of Ireland and extending the deadline of the UK leaving the EU
On Tuesday 22 January, British technology company Dyson announced that the company’s headquarter will be moved from the UK to Singapore. On Wednesday January 23, the Japanese conglomerate Sony also announced a decision to relocate its legal base from London to Amsterdam due to the uncertainty of Brexit. On Thursday January 24, the plane maker Airbus warned to redirect its future investments from the UK in the case of no-deal Brexit.
On Thursday, the UK café chain Patisserie Valerie confirmed a list of 71 stores that will be closed over the next year as the company has been unable to renew its bank loans. In October 2018, the company was found overstating its profits in at least the past three years.
Also on Thursday, the ECB decided to keep the current monetary policies, which means the benchmark interest rate will stay at 0% and the base deposit rate at -0.4%.
On Thursday 31 January, China Manufacturing PMI for January will be revealed, which is expected at 49.3.
The US unemployment rate will be released on Friday 1 February and is expected at 3.8%.
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*as at latest realignment 17/01/19
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