The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
Notwithstanding tough talk, Canada won’t probably walk away from NAFTA
Notwithstanding Canada's threats to walk away from NAFTA negotiations if required, its limited success in diversifying exports leaves this country too dependent on American markets to play hardball, as government insiders along with trade experts ascertain.
Talks from The USA, Canada and Mexico will be held in Ottawa on Saturday. It’s going to be the third round of negotiations on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement with a bunch of tough nuances yet to be broached.
Donald Trump states he’s on the verge of ditching the pact unless key changes in come true. The previous month Canada suggested it could break up with NAFTA if America pushed to remove a major dispute-settlement mechanism.
However, some insiders draw attention to the fact that leaving the table still appears to be an actual last-ditch measure for the Canadian government run by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
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 US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.