Week ahead

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

These are some key events coming up:

  • The Reserve Bank of Australia has a rate decision Tuesday.

  • Earnings are due from companies including Nintendo Co., Macquarie Group Ltd., Toyota Motor Corp., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and AstraZeneca Plc.

  • U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday.

  • EIA crude oil inventory report on Wednesday.

  • Fed policy decision on Thursday.

  • The U.S. labor market report is due Friday.

These are some of the main moves in financial markets worldwide:


  • S&P 500 Index futures rose 0.2% as of 7:06 a.m. in Hong Kong. The S&P 500 Index climbed 1.2%.

  • Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.5%.

  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index futures gained 0.3% earlier.


  • The yen traded at 104.74 per dollar.

  • The offshore yuan was at 6.6887 per dollar.

  • The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.1%.

  • The euro was at $1.1642.

  • The British pound was at $1.2916.


  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries declined three basis points to 0.84%.

  • Australia’s 10-year bond yield fell two basis points to 0.8%.


  • West Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.5% to $36.99 a barrel, adding to a 2.9% advance.

  • Gold was at $1,895.09 an ounce after strengthening 0.9%.