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Analysts at Danske Bank suggest that we have a quiet start to the week with no global market movers released as Italian politics will continue to remain at the centre stage for some time.

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“Markets will continue to focus on the political developments in  Italy, where the new prime minister candidate might be named as early as today.”

“Later this week, the  Fed  and  ECB  minutes as well as PMI figures will be in focus.”

Italy’s two populist parties have reached a deal on a prime minister. Today, the anti-immigration League and the Five Star Movement could recommend a cabinet to Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella. We expect further  EUR  weakening in the near term, but stronger in the medium term.”

The US  administration has decided not to impose tariffs on  China’s products, putting the trade war on hold for now. In last Saturday s joint statement, China proposed to 1significantly increase purchases of US goods and services.”