Both US and China signalled that the trade negotiation over phase one trade deal was near completion with two sides reaching consensus on how to resolve remaining issues over a phone call on Monday November 25.
Also on Monday, the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH announced its acquisition of the luxury jewellery company Tiffany & Co. at the price of $16.2 billion or $135 per share, marking the largest takeover in luxury good sector.
On Wednesday November 27, Trump signed the bill to officially support Hong Kong protestors in spite of clear objections from China. Trade worries rose again as China claimed it will retaliate.
On Friday November 29, the Eurozone unemployment rate was published showing a decline to 7.5% in October from 7.6% in September, the lowest level since July 2008.
US trade balance for October will be announced on Thursday December 5, with an expected deficit at $48.8bn.
US unemployment rate will be released on Friday December 6 and is expected at 3.6%.
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