Sometimes current events run into each other, overlap, with one’s shadow overcasting the other.
17 December 2018
A week of more Central Banks meetings and confidence data publications is coming up.
The outcome of the FOMC policy meeting and Jerome Powell’s press conference will take place on Wednesday. Markets expect a 25bp hike in the funds rate with a probability of 80%.
The Bank of Japan and the Bank of England monetary policy meetings will take place on Thursday.
A partial US government shutdown could start on Friday as President Trump and congressional Democrats cannot agree on border security measures.