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Aug 18
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Eyes on: The Fed, worker shortages, NAFTA

August 18, 2017

After a traumatic week, a Latin American policy tilt gets sidetracked as NAFTA re-negotiations start; major central bankers head to Jackson Hole for an annual confab as Fed consensus fades; U.S. jobs go begging

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Aug 11
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Supply, demand and price

Tug of war over global oil

August 11, 2017

The world’s crude-oil supply continues to grow, despite OPEC’s moves to control it; Venezuela’s “hunger bonds” problem; U.S. employers hang on to their most important non-renewing resource

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Aug 04
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U.S. jobs: Closely watched gains

August 04, 2017

A solid jobs report for July, but what will the Fed do in September? US auto sales – victims of their own success; Germany’s infrastructure badly needs some TLC.

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Jul 28
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The Fed and inflation: Conceding the point

July 28, 2017

The Fed’s shift was subtle yet unmistakable – inflation is stubbornly low; U.S. earnings season could be cause for cheer; China speaks of “grey rhinos”; crude oil prices get pulled into the Venezuela crisis.

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Jul 21
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U.S. dollar: Victim or victor?

July 21, 2017

Pride notwithstanding, the falling dollar can be good news; Draghi edges ever closer to a taper; EU's Brexit hardliners show their mettle

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Jul 14
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U.S. consumers: Not so hot

July 14, 2017

Consumers stayed cool to price rises, just as Fed Chair Janet Yellen was reconsidering her bullish stance on inflation; OPEC showed signs of fatigue by nudging its own goalposts

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Jul 07
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Global bond yields: Curveball

July 07, 2017

Fixed-income markets finally looked to believe the world's major central banks about normalization; crude-oil markets searched for a steady price; U.S. jobs told a tale of two trends.

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Jun 30
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Hawks of a feather

June 30, 2017

A flock of central bankers sing the same tune; U.S. consumers keep their powder dry; France and the U.S. switch places on drilling

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Jun 23
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Brexit: New and improved?

June 23, 2017

The UK went to Europe with a newly humble brief; US home buyers emerged in force to confront insufficient demand; The Fed's hawks are still on the wing

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Jun 16
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Up and down: The Fed and crude oil

June 16, 2017

The Fed hiked its target rate, but its inflation bogey remains elusive; crude oil fell further on bulging inventories; Greece got a lifeline; formal Brexit negotiations finally begin.

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