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Apr 18
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China: Soft Landing or Rapid Resurgence?

April 18, 2019

China's economy showed renewed strength; Eurozone manufacturing weakened; U.S. industrial production fell slightly as companies began to work down inventory levels.

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Apr 12
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Brexit: Careful what you wish for

April 12, 2019

Brexit got a six-month breather; US growth stayed on the path, while Italy downgraded its own forecast; China's exports recovered, but imports fell; shale oil got another large sponsor.

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Apr 05
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U.S. Jobs: Back On Track

April 05, 2019

Friday saw a solid U.S. jobs report, with only a couple of wrinkles; Germany's manufacturing sector had a distressing February; Greece's debt crisis generated an ironic payday; Brexit hit yet another pothole.

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Mar 29
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U.S. Consumers: Not Feeling It

March 29, 2019

Consumers held back slightly in January; the ECB contemplated another innovation to support Europe's banking sector; Theresa May's Brexit deal was defeated in the House of Commons; Sweden contemplated deficit spending to support its slowing economy.

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Mar 22
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Fed: Connecting the Dots

March 22, 2019

The FOMC made a major dovish move; Brexit got a reprieve and the UK has some decisions to make.

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Mar 15
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Brexit: The Paradoxical Pound

March 15, 2019

The British pound seemed to enjoy the current impasse; Italy considered joining China's Belt and Road Initiative on commerce and infrastructure; U.S. economic data was less than encouraging; China and the U.S. agreed to continue agreeing.

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Feb 01
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Rates: Welcome to the Powell Put

February 01, 2019

The Fed changed direction; a deluge of new data showed a solid but slightly soft employment market in January; OPEC started the year with a display of discipline; Italy slid into recession.

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Jan 25
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U.S. - China Trade Talks: Next Round

January 25, 2019

China is sending a top-level trade delegation to the U.S. to continue negotiations over tariffs and trade; Europe’s slowdown began to show; why Venezuela’s military is staying loyal to Maduro – so far.

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Jan 18
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Brexit: To Fight Another Day

January 18, 2019

The Brexit saga moved forward, if uncertainly; China took steps to ease its economy as trade talks continued.

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Jan 11
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The Fed: Reverse Jawbone

January 11, 2019

The Fed redoubled its campaign to undo the impressions left by its previous statements; China helped pick up the pace of its trade negotiations with the U.S.; Brexit brinkmanship saw no breakthrough.

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