Recorded new cases of coronavirus infection worldwide
The business confidence index in Australia dropped to a 7-year low
The focus of the market are news about the spread of the deadly coronavirus. According to the latest data, the number of confirmed infections approaching 4.5 thousand. People, of which about one thousand are in serious condition. All of the virus has killed 107 people. New cases per day were recorded in Germany, France, USA, Japan, Canada, South Korea and another 9 countries. The Chinese authorities have decided to extend the Christmas holidays until 2 February to curb the further spread of the virus. The representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Health on the eve warned that the virus becomes more infectious.
Today in Australia was published NAB business confidence index for December, which was -2 points, while the forecast of one item. This is the lowest level since September 2013. The data below zero indicate a deterioration of business conditions in Australia.
News, which you should pay attention today:
13:30 GMT. USA: basic orders for durable goods in December
15:00 GMT. US CB consumer confidence index for January
News and forex analyst company FORTFS