- US President Trump was sounding optimistic about the prospects of a trade deal with China. The optimism is consistent with the tone from the administration since December. The delayed state of the union address will also be monitored by markets.
- The interminably tedious UK-EU divorce process saw the Japanese car-maker Nissan decide not to make a vehicle in the UK.
- Eurozone producer price inflation is due. This is not without interest as pricing power could become an important focus over the course of 2019
- Venezuela continues to be a source of uncertainty. Market attention is mainly focused on the implications for the oil price.
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