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China’s growth figures were unexciting, but the trade picture may be improving; U.S. consumers spent well in November; Mario Draghi stuck to the ECB’s plan, but didn’t sound cheerful about it.
The November jobs report was solid, despite the felt disappointment; OPEC's latest agreement boosted crude-oil prices; Treasuries showed inversions at a couple of points along the yield curve.
Japan's factories hummed harder; China's growth path continued; Fed Chair Powell spoke up; Summitry and substance were on display at the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires.
Latest Brexit plan sparks new political turmoil and sends the pound reeling; oil prices pull back sharply amid a glut in light crude supply; Japan's growth falters.
Producer prices could be a sign of rapid inflation ahead; UK had a growth spurt; Venezuela’s currency reset had little effect.
October's jobs report was positive on all counts; U.S.-China trade deal rumblings; global oil prices fell as the U.S. embargo on Iranian crude came into effect.
Insights from Legg Mason's investment managers on current stock volatility; another strong quarter for U.S growth; Brazil's election signals changes ahead
The FOMC took a hawkish tone at its most recent meeting; U.S. home sales slowed somewhat but builders stayed optimistic; China's latest economic stats for Q3 were released; Italy's budget conflict with the EU took a time-out.
Last week's markets left investors looking to economics for clues; Italy faced up to the EU; China's trade surplus ballooned
September’s jobs report came in strong by most measures; India’s energy bill was made worse by a weak currency; USMCA is the new NAFTA
Italy's newest budget defied European Union rules; Argentina and the IMF made yet another deal; the Fed hiked rates while the U.S. economy continued to grow
Job growth casts a favorable light on the FOMC's upcoming rate decision; Theresa May's "Soft Brexit" had a hard landing in Austria; China's individual investors have been moving toward money market funds.
U.S. inflation took a brief breather in August; the ECB added some encouraging words to its unchanged stance; Russia's central bank made a normal, if unexpected, rate hike to stave off future inflation.
The August jobs report came in with strong headline figures, spooking bond markets already nervous about other signs of growth; Eurozone growth had a solid summer; Argentina and Turkey followed their own paths toward recovery
The countries with the two worst-performing currencies in 2018 are taking very different paths to resolving their challenges; Italy added a second budget conflict to its agenda.
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