Thursday 10th December 2020
As we recorded this morning’s podcast Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson were meeting over dinner to discuss the progress of the UK-EU trade deal. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril predicts there will be no definitive outcome tonight, but it remains unlikely that the UK will accept what the Europeans are putting on the table. The EU will also have difficulties tomorrow as it tries to pass its budget and the Recovery Fund. More significant for us is the outcome of the ECB meeting. Rodrigo says any indication for how long the central bank continues its bond buying program will have repercussions for the RBA. US equities saw sharp falls today as infection rates rise and the passage of a stimulus deal this year seems to be slipping away.