The sterling dropped to the U.S. dollar, before Theresa May's meeting with Donald Trump today. The British currency traded at $1.2567 after having approached seven-week highs.
Japan's CSPI climbed from 0.3% to 0.4%. The economists estimated the nation's corporate services price index to appreciate to 0.4%. Philippines's gross domestic product dropped from 7.0% to 6.6%.
Britain's economy, having decided to leave the European Union, will likely be facing tremendous pressures with rising costs, this year and the next, the EU economics commissioner stated today.
Japan's exports, in December, climbed for the first time within a period of 15 months, amid the positive economic signs and the stronger sales of car parts and electronics.
Germany's services PMI fell from 54.3 to 53.2. The analysts estimated the indicator to rise to 54.5. The German manufacturing PMI rose from 55.6 to 56.5. The economists predicted a drop to 55.4.
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