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CurrenciesGreenback trades weaker against majors as risk appetite boosted.
CommoditiesOil extended gains from the highest settlement in almost 10 months after American crude stockpiles declined more than expected.
EquitiesLocal markets have a little catch-up to play, with global markets rallying on Wednesday.

Retail sales


Spending eases during second wave of pandemic.
16/12USFOMC rate decision0.25%/0.25%/0.25%Fed keeps bond purchases at $120bn a month and promises to keep rates low for longer until pandemic has passed.
17/12UKBOE rate decision–/0.10%/0.10%BOE expected to leave rates unchanged.
18/12JNBOJ Policy rate–/-0.10%/-0.10%Market awaits a new bond issuance plan.

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