The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
China intends to utilize all necessary means to defend interests versus US trade probe
China is on the verge of utilizing all necessary means for the purpose of defending the interests of the country as well as its companies versus an American trade investigation, as a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce told on Thursday.
On Monday, the ministry expressed great dissatisfaction with the recent American launch of the probe into China's hypothetical theft of American intellectual property, labeling it irresponsible.
The given probe happens to be the Trump administration's first direct measure versus Chinese trade practices that the White House along with American business groups tell are literally bruising US industry.
China's cabinet issued a bunch of guidelines to manage overseas investments, with key sectors encouraged as well as others limited or banned outright.
Mergers along with acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries closely connected with the Belt and Road initiative have been surging at a quick rate, even as the authorities take aim at China's acquisitive conglomerates to tame capital outflows.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.