On Saturday June 29, the US and China reached a trade truce in the G20 summit. However, China expressed that no trade deal will be agreed unless all currently imposed tariffs are removed.
On Monday July 1, the OPEC announced that the oil production cut will be extended by 9 months and the non-OPEC producers including Russia agreed on the cut extension as the demand is low in the oil market.
Wednesday July 3, China Composite PMI was released, sliding to 53.0 in June from 53.3 in May, with both the Manufacturing PMI and Service PMI declining. Meanwhile, the UK manufacturing sector also showed a contraction in June with the Manufacturing PMI dropping to the 76-month low of 48.0.
On Friday July 5, the US nonfarm payrolls were published showing an increase of 224,000 in June, exceeding the expectation. The strong job data pushed the 10-year Treasury yield above 2.00%.
On Wednesday July 10, China CPI for June will be published with an expectation of a 2.7% increase YoY.
US CPI for June will be announced on Thursday July 11, with an expectation of 1.6% 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 01/07/19
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