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Carrasquilla in Congress; World stocks rise: Colombia Today

(Bloomberg) – Global stock markets advance to another all-time high as hopes for a stimulus deal in the United States overshadowed fears about a resurgence in coronavirus cases. 10-year Treasury yield rises and Bloomberg Dollar index declines alongside the MSCI emerging markets currency index. Brent oil remains close to USD49. In Colombia, the Minister of Finance, Alberto Carrasquilla, will be present in the Senate plenary to discuss the debt quota bill starting at 1 p.m. On Monday, Minister Carrasquilla confirmed that it is candidate to become the next manager of the Bank of the Republic, a decision that is expected in the next few days. The peso reopens after the holiday Tuesday. On Monday the currency fell 0.7%, closing at 3,490 pesos per dollar. Yesterday 7,510 new cases of coronavirus were reported and 163 deaths were registered, according to data from the Health Ministry. With this, the number of total confirmed cases rose to 1,384,610 and the deaths reached 38,158.Colombia ranks tenth in the world in total cases of infections, surpassed by the US, India, Brazil, Russia, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain and Argentina, according to data from Johns Hopkins. In terms of deaths, the country ranks twelfth. According to Bloomberg calculations: Cases + 0.5% vs + 0.6% moving average 7 days Deaths + 0.5% vs + 0.5% moving average 7 days Positive evidence 18 , 9% vs 18.2% 7-day moving average All events in local time INTERNATIONAL: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made a surprise re-entry into talks about a pandemic aid package, with a proposal of USD916. $ 1 billion, potentially opening a new path for a year-end deal despite Democrats’ objections to elements of the plan It’s the Trump administration’s first move since Election Day, and it comes a week later. Germany saw its highest daily death toll from the coronavirus yesterday, bringing the death toll in the country to more than 20,000 and prompting a petition from Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Democratic leaders in Congress rejected its demands for a multi-million dollar package. in the parlam The UK’s vaccination program continues, and a report by staff from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted that there are no safety concerns that would prevent it from doing more to stop the spread of the virus. Pfizer Inc.- BioNTech vaccine obtained emergency use authorization TO BE PENDING: In Colombia: Consumer Confidence Nov .; its T. -15.3, previous -18.6 Auctions: 9:30 am: COP250,000m of short-term TES 10:45 am: Sale of dollars through 30-day NDF forward contracts for USD3m Expansion operations include 90-day repos for COP9 billion , and 30 days for COP1 trillion International: 7:00 am: US MBA mortgage applications Dec. 4; w / o, prior -0.6% 10:00 am: Canada rate decision 10:00 am: US wholesale inventories Oct. F; m / m est. 0.9%, previous 0.9% 10:30 am: US crude inventories Dec. 4; its T. -1.04m barrels, previous -679,000 barrels 4:30 pm: Brazil rates decision Fed Agenda: No public events planned until Dec. 11This week: Dec. 10: ECB, Peru decide rates Relevant agendas: South AmericaUSA MexicoBrazilEuropeNEWS: Devastated by covid, Latin America is not ready for the vaccineCarrasquilla confirms candidacy for Colombia’s central bankColombia: coffee production fell 4% annually to 1,443,000 bags in Nov. COMMENT : Banco de Bogotá says that the downward surprise of inflation in November – where the annual level stood at 1.49% – will have a downward impact on analysts’ and market expectations for the different terms. “November inflation has been the second lowest for this month in the last 20 years, after the -0.22% observed in 2013. Only three times this month’s inflation had a negative record, analysts led by Camilo Pérez write in a report. without VAT had an impact on the variation in prices The education sector that has a strong weight in the CPI has been falling steadily since August given the reductions in education enrollment su lower and could also be negative in December “The bearish surprise that took it to a new historical low will impact downward both consensus and market expectations for the different terms. In fact, the annual variation of consumer prices at the end of 2020 will probably be below ”than expected by Banco de la República of 1.9%. For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source. © 2020 Bloomberg LP

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