The Fed decided to leave the interest rate unchanged at the FOMC meeting while noting that inflation over next the twelve months should “run near” the 2% target. The next rate hike is expected to take place at the policy meeting in June.
Apple reported its quarterly numbers with the revenue growing 16% YoY for the quarter ending March 2018, which has been driven by the higher price of iPhone X, charges for premium services as well as increasing sales of cheaper iPhone models.
Sainsbury and Asda confirmed their £12bn merger. Both supermarkets plan to cut grocery prices after the merger without store closures.
The US CPI will be released on Thursday May 10 and is expected to come in at 2.5% YoY.
On the same day, Thursday May 10, the UK will report the Balance of Trade, with the deficit expected to widen to £2bn in March.
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