Macron's Big Night, Huawei Drama, Japan's Growth Slump: Eco Day

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

  • Expectations are high that Emmanuel Macron will soothe an angry France Monday night with some sort of grand gesture after weeks of a fuel tax-inspired national protest
  • Heating up. China has summoned the U.S. ambassador over the ongoing drama around the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer
  • Unfavorable discounts. Chinese factory and consumer inflation are easing amid weakening demand
  • Worse news. Japan’s economy slumped more than forecast in the third quarter amid the biggest drop in business spending in nine years
  • A long year. The euro zone has battled unusual weather, trade tensions, budget disputes and car trouble, but it’s still hanging in heading into 2019
  • Brexit of people. Net immigration from the European Union to Britain has sunk to its lowest level in six years amid Brexit struggles
  • Trimming odds. Goldman Sachs analysts now see a less-than-even chance of a Federal Reserve interest-rate hike in March
  • In focus. It’s been quite an eventful 2018 for South Africa, and here’s what you need to know about key risks in the emerging market for next year

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