20 November – 24 November

20 November

Thailand’s economy grew at its fastest pace in more than four years in the third quarter as private consumption, government investment and exports rose, but domestic demand may prove a challenge going into 2018, economists said.

Chinese telecoms group Xiaomi will prioritise India over its home market and invest $1bn in the country’s start-ups as it looks to accelerate growth outside of its highly competitive home market.

Russia’s state-run oil group Rosneft has agreed to supply its new partner CEFC China Energy with almost 61m tonnes of oil over the next five years, strengthening the most high-profile corporate link in the burgeoning relationship between Moscow and Beijing.

Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodity merchants, plans to securitise its stocks of refined metals and crude oil to help raise cash for trading, as tougher regulations raise the cost of financing.

21 November

Shares in Roche rose almost 7 per cent on Monday after the Swiss pharmaceuticals group was buoyed by strong results from two drug trials including one that showed potential as a first-line cancer treatment.

Camelot, the operator of the UK’s National Lottery, has appointed a new chief executive and made broad changes to its games in an effort to reverse falling sales and keep its grip on the valuable gambling franchise.

Hong Kong-listed China stocks were up as much as 1.8 per cent on Tuesday as insurers rallied and Asian equities were broadly buoyed by positive closes in Europe and on Wall Street.

Australia’s central bank cautioned in its latest meeting minutes that there is “considerable uncertainty” over how quickly wages may grow and how this could impact inflation.

22 November

Cleaning up Europe’s €1tn of bad loans has proven a profitable job for the region’s debt collectors, but concerns about a consumer-led economic slowdown have begun to raise questions about valuations in the sector.

Shares in dairy producers listed in Australia and New Zealand rose on Wednesday despite global the price of milk products dipping to an eight-month low overnight.

Imperial Brands bounced off a two-year low on Tuesday after comments from a potential acquirer helped revive one of the market’s oldest takeover theories.

US consumer sentiment edged down from a 2004-high but continued to signal strength ahead of the key holiday shopping season in the US.

23 November

Etihad has accused US airlines of turning Donald Trump’s tax overhaul into a weapon in their war against Gulf carriers, after a provision was inserted into the proposed reforms that they say is specifically designed to punish them.

Aston Martin has reported four consecutive quarters of profitability for the first time since it was sold by Ford in 2008, paving the way for a potential stock market listing in 2019.

Shares fell in Hong Kong on Thursday as a poor showing from Chinese financial and tech stocks dragged on the markets.

The eurozone’s “booming” economy powered ahead in November with jobs growth and new manufacturing orders reaching 17-year highs as a stronger currency did little to dampen robust foreign demand for the region’s exports.

24 November

Investors could be allowed to breach the existing limits on pensions saving if they put money into “patient capital”, according to a review commissioned by the government.

The US oil price benchmark climbed further above the $58 a barrel after crossing that threshold for the first time in more than two years on Thursday.

If “Rocket Man” and “The Donald” ever trigger a nuclear apocalypse between North Korea and the US, the only survivors will probably be cockroaches and financial indices.

Japan’s manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace in more than three years in November, according to a preliminary reading. The Nikkei-Markit “flash” Japan manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rose to 53.8, from 52.8 in October, as manufacturing conditions picked up at the sharpest rate since March 2014.