Featured Market Snapshot
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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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