Monday 21st December 2020
There’s a strong expectation that the US fiscal stimulus deal will be resolved in the next few hours. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says the news will be good for risk assets helping equities recover and reflected in emerging market currencies. It’s a different story in the UK, of course, where the new strain of COVIDS-19 has seen London, large parts of southeast England and Wales moved into lockdown, and many European countries stopping flights from the UK. That’s being compounded with the lack of movement on a post-Brexit deal, but could the turn-for-the-worse on COVID force the UK and EU to reach a deal quickly, to cope with the other matter at hand?