Featured Market Snapshot
Turmoil in Saudi Arabia mixed oil and politics in new ways; UK moved ahead but hit a snag on Brexit in Ireland; China and the U.S. met on trade.
Upbeat U.S. economic news continued; U.K. joined the rising-rate club; China helped the interbank market; Swiss central bank made money by making money.
As U.S. growth continues, the Fed began the first scheduled “run-off” of its $4 trillion balance sheet and the European Central Bank (ECB) announced details of its planned back-off of bond buying; end of an era in Hong Kong; Venezuela delays another payment for crude oil.
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 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
The U.S. economy continued to turn in solid numbers; Norway made a surprising proposal; UK retail showed pre-Brexit jitters; India got an upgrade
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.
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
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