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Democratas e Republicanos tentam evitar um novo shutdown nos EUA
- Investors struck an upbeat tone in the first session of the week as they eye ongoing U.S.-China trade talks (high level officials are to meet on Thursday and Friday). Stocks advanced across the board, core sovereign yields nudged up and euro area peripheral spreads ticked down, while in FX markets the USD appreciated moderately against its major peers.
- Yesterday, Ireland's central bank president Philip Lane was nominated by euro area finance ministers to be the next ECB chief economist after Peter Praet's term ends on May 31st. In a speech in Hong Kong this morning, he said that the ECB has acknowledged the downward shift to the distribution of risks. However, he also pointed that the Governing Council should not overreact to particular pieces of information, reiterated the positive performance of domestic demand and emphasized that the ECB will provide a new comprehensive set of forecasts in March.
- The U.K. economy decelerated to 0.2% qoq in Q4 2018 (down from 0.6% in Q3), setting 2018's average GDP growth rate at 1.4% (its lowest level since 2012).
- After markets had closed, U.S. Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders announced a deal that could avert another federal government shutdown before Friday's deadline if President Trump signs the measure.