Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
China's home prices will edge up 6.8% in 2017
In 2017, China's home prices will probably ascend more than previously estimated notwithstanding a storm of government curbs to tame speculation, as a Reuters survey revealed on Tuesday, thus soothing concerns that the Chinese economy would slow abruptly.
Property prices will keep rising steadily as heavy government intervention assisted partly by a shift in demand to China’s smaller cities. That’s what the survey of 13 property experts and economists from August 21-28 disclosed.
As for average nationwide home prices, they were supposed to soar a median 6.8% in 2017 compared with a median forecast of 2% surge in the last survey in February.
In 2016, prices of new homes in China tacked on 12.4%, which is the fastest rate since 2011.
A resilient property market are going to be positive news for China's policymakers, willing to keep the real estate market steady before a once-in-five-years Communist Party congress.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
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 Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
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.