Over last week, the trade development between the US and China made further progress. The US started giving licenses back to companies to do business with Huawei and Chinese President Xi said China is keen to reach a trade deal with the US but is not afraid of the trade war.
On Wednesday November 20, a bill was approved by the US Senate and House of Representatives to support Hong Kong protestors by placing annual reviews on Hong Kong’s trade status as a separate trading entity and will become official law if signed by Trump.
On Thursday November 21, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a report, revising down the global growth forecast again for 2020 from 3.0% in September to 2.9%, marking the lowest growth rate since 2008 financial crisis.
As the biggest investor of WeWork, Softbank is planning a bailout to raise $2.76bn to support WeWork. Meanwhile, 2,400 WeWork employees will be laid off in an attempt to cut costs of the business.
US GDP growth will be released on Wednesday November 27, at an expected annualised growth rate of 1.9% QoQ.
Eurozone CPI will be announced on Friday November 29, with an expectation of 0.90% YoY.
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