On Tuesday 12 February, OPEC published the monthly report for January, showing cuts in production led by Saudi Arabia, which reduced its output by 350,000 barrels per day and the total cut within the organisation amounted to 797,000 barrels per day.
On Wednesday 13 February, UK and US both released CPI for January, with UK index increasing by 1.8% YoY, the lowest level in two years and US index coming in at 1.6% YoY, decreasing from 1.9% from previous reading.
On Thursday, SoftBank Group announced a share buyback of $5.46bn or 10.3% of its market value after its earnings report. Sony followed the repurchase plan, by announcing its own $910 million share buyback on Friday 8 February.
On Friday 15 February, the German online marketplace operator Scout24 announced that it will accept the takeover offer from Blackstone, at the price of €5.70bn.
US manufacturing PMI will be released on Thursday 21 February and is expected to come in at 54.9.
Eurozone CPI will be published on Friday 22 February and is expected at 1.1% YoY.
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*as at latest realignment 31/01/19
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