Just released statistics show industrial output in the eurozone rose by more than expected in November, pointing to an economic spurt in the region.
The incoming administration of Donald Trump reportedly wants to negotiate a new trade deal with the UK as quickly as possible after it leaves the EU.
China is trying for more balanced economic growth and to avoid asset bubbles by ensuring companies don't build up too much debt.
German exports enjoyed their steepest monthly rise in four-and-half years in November and industrial production in Europe's biggest economy rose.
Unemployment in the eurozone was unchanged in November at 9.8 percent with big disparities across the region and youth unemployment trended up.
US employment increased less than expected in December but there was a rebound in wages, pointing to sustained labour market and economic growth.
Economic sentiment in the eurozone was much better than expected in December while German industrial orders pointed to a busy final quarter.
The Consumer Electronics Show is underway, showcasing the latest high-tech developments, but Samsung has said nothing about the Note 7's replacement.
Pollution plagued China has announced plans to plough 2.5 trillion yuan (342 billion euros) into renewable power generation by 2020.
Britain's economy finished 2016 strongly according to industry surveys, but companies are forecasting price rises from higher raw materials costs.
China signals it wants to avoid a trade war after US President-elect Donald Trump names tough-talking Robert Lighthizer as his chief trade negotiator.