On Monday October 14, the UK government submitted revised Brexit proposals to the EU and on Thursday, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed that a new Brexit deal had been agreed with the UK.
On Tuesday October 15, JPMorgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs published earnings reports for the third quarter. JPMorgan’s revenue rose 8%YoY and EPS was higher than the forecast at $2.68. Citigroup saw a falling revenue of 1%YoY while the EPS improved 20%, standing at $2.07%. The Q3 earnings for Goldman Sachs missed the estimates with profits declining 26%YoY to $1.88bn.
On Wednesday October 16, the US lawmakers passed a bill that suggests placing annual reviews on Hong Kong’s trade status as a separate trading entity. China warned that it will take strong countermeasures against the US if the bill becomes an effective law.
On Thursday October 17, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed and announced with the US a 120-hour ceasefire in Syria so that its Kurdish allies can withdraw from the safe zone.
The Eurozone Manufacturing PMI will be released on Thursday October 24 and is expected to come in at 46.00.
Also on Thursday, the ECB will announce the Interest Rate Decision, which is expected to remain at 0.00%.
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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 30/09/19
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