The looming December 15 deadline for a trade deal between the United States and China could limit any upside in Hong Kong and China stocks, with no specific plan yet in place. US equities rallied on Friday on better-than-expected jobs data, but last week was a bit of a roller-coaster for stocks amid conflicting signs on progress in negotiations between the world’s two largest economies. Central banks will also be in the spotlight this week, with policy meetings at the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank possibly offering clues to what lies ahead in 2020, in terms of monetary easing. Please help us improve our blog by taking this quick – under 2 minutes! – survey . Your feedback will really help us make the blog better for you! Also, if you would like the Live Stocks Blog emailed to you each morning, click here . – Yujing Liu and Azar Zaidi in Hong Kong Note: Information in this blog is on an "as is" basis and not a solicitation or offer to buy or sell any securities or otherwise; and is not investment/professional advice or services in this regard. It is subject to our T&C. SCMP (as defined in T&C ) shall not be liable for any loss, damage and costs relating to any investments in securities or otherwise in this connection.