Central Bank Super Thursday, Autonomy, China's Goals: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Happy Thursday, Europe. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started:

  • It’s a busy central bank day in Europe. Mario Draghi is about to end an era by halting the European Central Bank’s flagship stimulus program even with an economic outlook that is murky at best
  • There’s also rate decisions for Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine. Here’s what you need to know
  • Meanwhile, amid a spate of political attacks on some of the world’s biggest central banks, Bloomberg Economics finds there are risks to monetary policy autonomy, but as a global trend they are overstated
  • Mark your diary. China’s leaders will hold their annual economic policy-setting meeting Dec. 19-21, according to people briefed on the plans
  • That meeting will come as China considers plans to delay some targets in its strategy to dominate high-end technologies as it tries to ease trade tensions
  • A key measure of U.S. inflation picked up as expected in November on rising costs for housing, medical care and used cars, reinforcing expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week
  • Meanwhile, Nomura Holdings Inc. said it’s no longer “bananas” to talk about large emerging economies experiencing deflation

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