CurrenciesMarket focus today will be firmly on the US data releases; ahead of that, we expect markets to be cautious and illiquid.
CommoditiesBrent crude oil is marking a touch below USD81,50 per barrel; gold is marking a touch above USD1 790 per ounce.
EquitiesTop40 -0,75%; European equities climbed to a fresh record high on Thursday; The S&P 500 rose to its sixth consecutive record high; Asian equities fell.
EconomicsThe BoE kept its benchmark interest rate changed at 0,1% at its November MPC meeting.
11/04UKBOE bank rate0,1%/0,1%/0,1%BoE kept interest rate unchanged at 0,1%, in line with consensus.
11/04USTrade balance -USD80,9bn/-USD80,2bn/ -USD72,8bnTrade deficit widened in September, given a decline in exports.
11/04EZPPI16%/15,4%/13,4%Inflation accelerated to 16% yoy and 2,7% m/m in September, worse than consensus of 15,4% yoy and 2,3% m/m.
11/05USUnemployment rate–/4,7%/4,8%Unemployment expected to slow to 4,7% in October.

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