Non-farm payrolls. The US Labour Dept. has not been one of the agencies closed during the shut-down. As a result, the normal US jobs report will be released on its traditional first Friday of the month at 13:30 GMT. The market is looking for 165k rise in NFT after an oversized 312k in December. The unemployment rate is expected to remain at 3.9%. Average hourly earnings are expected at 0.3% MoM/3.2% YoY (last month 0.4% and 3.2% respectively).

Brexit. The debate and vote on amendments in the Commons on Tuesday will likely provide a more concrete path forward regarding Brexit.

Also, the partial government shut-down has finally ended (temporarily), so there’ll be more economic data for gauging the US economy.

Finally, this week will be the biggest week in the earnings calendar cycle

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