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- UK inflation slowed more than expected to 4.6 per cent in October as a result of lower energy prices. The rate was lower than the 6.7 per cent seen in September and below the 4.8 per cent predicted by economists. The core CPI rate, which excludes volatile food and energy, was down to 5.7 per cent in October from 6.1 per cent the month before.
- US inflation fell more than expected to 3.2 per cent in October which stimulate a rally in stock and bond markets. Inflation is down from the 3.7 per cent figure seen in September and sat slightly below economist’s expectations of 3.3 per cent. The S&P 500 jumped 1.9 per cent on Tuesday as a result of the news and maintained this level throughout the week.
- Brent crude fell 4.6 per cent on Thursday as it hit its lowest level since July. While the price of Brent crude has recovered since, there is pressure on members of Opec+ ahead of its upcoming meeting on the 26th of November with oil prices falling over the last two months on the back of slowing global growth.
- US October Existing Home Sales data released, 21st November at 3:00pm.
- US Initial Jobless Claims data released, 22nd November at 1:30pm.
- UK PMI data released, 23rd November at 9:30am.
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