Featured Market Snapshot
The Fed looked toward a December hike as a more varied picture emerged; Catalonia chose to pause; China prepared for its 5-year People's Congress
Despite the hurricanes’ destruction, employment figures from September supported Fed Chair Yellen’s faith in wage growth; Germany and the “Jamaica” option; the Bank of England sets a hard deadline for Brexit; China and the World Bank agree on shadow banking.
Prime Minister Abe called a snap election as Japan’s economy improves; the disconnect between jobs and inflation continues to vex central bankers on both sides of the Atlantic.
No rate hike as the Fed struggles to explain persistent low inflation; S&P reacts to China's debt load; Canada's hot streak continues, but with question marks.
All eyes are on Wednesday’s FOMC meeting, watching for clues on the details – and speed – of the Fed’s plans for its balance sheet; French labor unrest finally begins; Austria issues its first century bonds.
Trade negotiators and leaders in North America, Europe and China work to support global growth and avoid the potential for damage from looming, hard-to-track threats.
The need for ready cash for disaster relief could factor into the Fed’s next move; The European Central Bank (ECB) sets a timeline; currencies grab the headlines; UK jobs boom raises Brexit issues.
Harvey’s effects rippled through markets and politics as well as lives; mixed signals on U.S. growth; the euro tested new heights ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting.
Concerns about the U.S. debt ceiling resurfaced; Mexico's economy soldiered on, while the UK's skipped a step.
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
Supply, demand and price
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
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.
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.
Pride notwithstanding, the falling dollar can be good news; Draghi edges ever closer to a taper; EU's Brexit hardliners show their mettle
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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