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- Eurozone inflation fell more than expected to 2.4 per cent in November taking it to the slowest annual pace since July 2021. Inflation fell below the 2.9 per cent seen in October and sits under the 2.7 per cent that was expected by economists. Despite the positive news in the battle against inflation, the news comes shortly after Christine Lagarde insisted it was too early to start declaring victory in the push to bring inflation down.
- UK house prices unexpectedly rose for another month during November as the property market stabilises from an easing in high mortgage rates. House prices grew 0.2 per cent between October and November on top of the 0.9 per cent growth seen in the previous month. Despite the growth month-on-month, house prices are still down 2% from the same time last year.
- US bonds recorded their best monthly performance since 1985 in November. The Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index, a widely used measure of total US fixed income returns, rose approximately 4.3 per cent in November as it recorded its best monthly performance. Bond prices grew over November as investors bet that the Federal Reserve have finished its rate hiking campaign.
- UK Composite PMI data released, 5th December at 9:30am.
- US Unemployment Rate released, 8th December at 1:30pm.
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