Economic calendar: ECB minutes and Canadian retail sales

  • China-US relations in the spotlight

  • ECB minutes

  • Retail sales from Poland and Canada

Economic calendar is light on the final trading day of the week. Investors will be offered Polish and Canadian retail sales as well as ECB minutes. However, neither of these readings is likely to have a big impact on the markets. China-US relations will be in the spotlight today as the two countries start to fight over Hong Kong.

9:00 am BST - Poland, retail sales for April. Expected: -16.9% YoY. Previous: -7.1% YoY

12:30 pm BST - ECB minutes.

1:30 pm BST - Canada, retail sales for March. Expected: -10.0% MoM. Previous: +0.3% MoM

Central bankers' speeches

  • 3:30 pm BST - ECB's Lane

Noteworthy earnings reports

  • Alibaba (BABA.US) - before market open

  • Foot Locker (FL.US) - before market open

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