Wednesday preview: US-China trade, FOMC minutes in the spotlight
The focus on Wednesday will in all likelihood continue to be on any headlines around the ongoing 13th round of US-China trade negotiations.
However, the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting are also due out after the close of trading in London and investors are keen for greater colour on just how high the bar was for another reduction in short-term official interest rates.
According to analysts at Barclays Research, the fact that the projections submitted by seven policymakers at the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting had left the door open to an additional cut in the Fed funds rate meant that the bar had been set low.
Also due out starting from Wednesday were Chinese money supply and credit data for September.
No major economic reports were scheduled for release either in the Eurozone or in the UK.
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