U.S. stock index futures weakened ahead of Friday’s trading as sentiment in global markets was cautious. The euro zone’s economy unexpectedly lost momentum, and its economic recovery is facing many challenges. There has also been no progress in the talks between the UK and the EU. < / P > < p > it seems that funds only flow into the US dollar. Most non US currencies such as euro, pound and Australian dollar have been sold off. The euro falls below 1.18 and the pound falls below 1.32. As the US dollar rebounded, spot gold fell again, with the lowest falling to 1917.09 US dollars / oz, and the largest drop in the day was nearly US $40. This month, the euro zone economy unexpectedly lost momentum, and the rebound of new crown cases prompted the local government to implement new restrictions, highlighting the challenges of promoting economic recovery in the absence of effective control of the epidemic. The economy has declined significantly due to the drag of service industry, which shows that it is difficult to get rid of the recession smoothly and depresses the hope of V-shaped recovery. Although the infection rate is approaching the level during the strict blockade earlier this year, governments have so far been reluctant to re-establish the strict ban. In a report released on Friday, IHS Markit said its composite index of private sector economic activity fell to 51.6 from 54.9 in July. The manufacturing index remained basically unchanged, but the service industry dropped to 50.1, basically stagnating. In response to the latest economic data from the euro area, Andrew Harker, deputy director of Markit, said the economic rebound in the euro area lost momentum in August, highlighting the weakness of internal demand caused by the epidemic. In addition to the euro zone economic data, there are signs of a rebound in the European epidemic: in the past 24 hours, there were 4771 new cases in France, the largest one-day increase since April 14. Germany added 1707 new cases in the 24 hours to Thursday, the highest single day confirmed case since April. Robert Frost, chief representative of brexit negotiations, will continue to work hard to reach an agreement. The talks are meaningful, but little progress has been made, and the next round of talks will be held in London the week of 7 September. The agreement needs to be ready by the end of October at the latest in order to have time to approve it, EU chief negotiator paniyer said. Negotiations have been slow this week. Disappointed and surprised that the negotiations did not accelerate. An agreement with the UK seems unlikely at this stage. There is not much time left and it is still possible to reach an agreement. Russ mold, investment director of AJ bell, said, “the market seems to be gradually realizing that the world will have to endure the new coronavirus for a longer period of time with local outbreaks and widespread increases in infections in countries that have come out of the blockade.” On August 20, local time, the foreign ministers of Britain, Germany and France, the European allies of the United States, issued a joint statement “openly opposing the United States” at a time when U.S. Secretary of state pompeio called for the restoration of comprehensive sanctions against Iran. Britain, France and Germany, the three European countries that signed the Iran nuclear agreement, said in a joint statement on the same day that the United States no longer has the qualification to invoke the agreement mechanism and resume sanctions against Iran after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement. Any sanctions launched by the United States will have no legal effect. “No country has the courage and conviction to come up with a solution other than us,” pompeio said in a sharp counterattack to the three European statements late Thursday. Instead, they chose to side with Ayatollah. ” Gold stocks fell further ahead of the session, with harmoni gold down 4%, gold fields down 3.3%, Barrick gold down 2.3%, and Newmont mining fell 1.5%. The price of Pakistan and Pakistan rose 1.08% in the previous period, and many big banks raised the target price after the performance. Bank of America Global Research raised Alibaba’s target price from $301 to $317. < / P > < p > Yum! Brands China today announced the opening of its first Taco Bell fast food restaurant in Beijing. At present, yum China has opened 11 Taco Bell in mainland China.