Markets will continue to watch for COVID-19 developments in many shapes and forms over the next week, as well as looking for how key data releases tell the story of the economic rebound.



a sign on the side of the street: A man wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stands at a road crossing near a sign alerting pedestrians to social distance to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Liverpool, north west England on October 2, 2020, following the announcement of new local restrictions for certain areas in the northwest of the country, due to a resurgence of novel coronavirus cases. - The British government on Thursday extended lockdowns to Liverpool and several other towns in northern England, effectively putting more than a quarter of the country under tighter coronavirus restrictions. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said limits on social gatherings would be extended to the Liverpool City region, which has a population of about 1.5 million. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)


A man wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stands at a road crossing near a sign alerting pedestrians to social distance to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Liverpool, north west England on October 2, 2020, following the announcement of new local restrictions for certain areas in the northwest of the country, due to a resurgence of novel coronavirus cases. – The British government on Thursday extended lockdowns to Liverpool and several other towns in northern England, effectively putting more than a quarter of the country under tighter coronavirus restrictions. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said limits on social gatherings would be extended to the Liverpool City region, which has a population of about 1.5 million. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Most notably, the health of US President Donald Trump will be a key area of concern, as will developments in the creation of a vaccine and predictions about the veracity of a second wave.

Fears of a no-deal Brexit will also keep investors on their toes, as officials digest the latest developments from the weekend following prime minster Boris Johnson and the EU’s Ursula Von der Leyen’s call.

Stories from the weekend to watch for developments in:

Key earnings:

UK: Conservative Party conference, more Brexit, house price watch



a group of people on a stage: Boris Johnson addresses delegates at a Conservative Home fringe meeting on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


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Boris Johnson addresses delegates at a Conservative Home fringe meeting on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

After a weekend where Brexit talks appeared