W Week Ahead

Week Ahead – w43

19 October, 2020

Summary Key Macro Events

British officials are prepared to water down Boris Johnson’s controversial lawbreaking Brexit legislation in a move that could revive failing talks with the European Union, according to people familiar with the matter. The bill begins its progress through the Lords on Monday – Bloomberg (19)

Ireland is set to introduce some of the toughest curbs in Europe in a renewed effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The cabinet is due to meet on Monday to finalize the restrictions – Bloomberg (19)

Housing Starts and Building Permits for September (20)

Former French prime minister Edouard Philippe is set to appear before the Covid-19 inquiry on Wednesday. His house was searched by police as part of an investigation into ministers’ handling of the pandemic last week – FT (21)

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, is scheduled to host a virtual discussion together with chief economist Philip Lane to speak with civil society organisations about the ECB’s strategic review – FT (21)

A day before rival Apple starts shipping its new 5G-capable iPhone 12, Huawei Technologies will unveil its updated flagship smartphone, the Mate 40 – Nikkei (22)

Existing Home Sales for September (22)

US president Donald Trump is scheduled to face Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Thursday in the last presidential debate before the election on November 3. (22)

Policymakers in Turkey and Israel meet on Thursday, but no change is expected. (22)

Standard & Poors will review its rating on Italy’s sovereign debt on Thursday and UK’s government debt on Friday – FT (22) & (23)

Markit Manufacturing, Services and Composite PMIs for October (23)

Policymakers in Russia meet on Friday, but no change is expected. (23)








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