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U.S. consumers had a downbeat December; China-U.S. trade talks were set to reconvene in Washington; Mexico's Pemex got yet more help; U.K. clothiers discounted deeply, pre-Brexit
The UK and the EU stepped up the pace of negotiations as the March 29 Brexit deadline approached; Eurozone growth forecasts dropped again, heightening Italian-French tensions; Russia's central bank held rates steady.
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.
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.
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.
The Fed raised its benchmark rate, along with financial markets' anxiety; U.S. headline growth for Q3 looked just OK, but the devil lurked in the details.
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.
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