Snapshot - Strategy & economics
Janet Mui: weekly economic update 22 November
What next for US-China trade talks? And while UK data continues to reflect uncertainty, in Europe there are positive signs of stabilisation.
- Markets have rallied on the expectation of progress in US-China trade discussions. While talks continue, we do not think a comprehensive deal will be struck.
- Purchasing manager survey data released this week suggests both manufacturing and service sectors are contracting in the UK.
- In Europe the picture is brighter: weakness in German manufacturing is starting to improve. This and other indicators support our view that the global economy is stabilising as we head into 2020.
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