GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday 23 December, 2020)
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GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY
December 23 2020
US President Donald Trump threatened to reject the bill that was approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate late on Monday and combines a relief stimulus package amounting $892bn and $1.4tn in regular government funding to prevent a partial government shutdown. In FX markets, the GBP was modestly firmer on reports suggesting that the EU and the UK are potentially getting closer to a post-Brexit deal.
According to ELSTAT’s COVID-19 pandemic sectoral publications, the turnover in retail trade, in the third quarter of 2020, registered a decrease of 5.6% on an annual basis and an increase of 19.8% on a quarterly basis.
On a positive tone, the first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines against Covid-19 containing 4,800 doses arrived yesterday in Serbia while the vaccination is expected to begin by the end of the week.
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