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May 26

Second Time Around

With plentiful oil stocks still holding down prices, OPEC, Russia and a coalition of smaller producers agreed to extend production limits for another 9 months; world trade volume jumped higher; markets shrugged at Moody’s China’s debt downgrade.

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May 12

Gloves off

NAFTA hardball: Mexico v. USA

Mexico is playing the China card as the US seeks better terms; OPEC cries "uncle" to U.S. shale; more politics ahead for France; growth resumes for the U.S.

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May 05

Looking past the quarter:

The Fed: Hawk talk

The Fed looked past a tepid Q1; April's jobs report was solid, not spectacular; Macron and Le Pen crossed swords before Sunday's election; oil and iron took a beating

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Apr 28

U.S. GDP: Strike one

The first look at Q1 growth disappointed, but U.S. earnings reports are coming in stronger than expected; French elections are heating up; financial markets may be getting desensitized to politics

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Apr 21

Taking it to the voters

Europe: Electoral reaction

France and the UK take their case to their voters; US growth neither thrills nor disappoints; China brings more refining capacity – and exports – to the rest of the world

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Apr 13

U.S. dollar: Trending the buck

The White House reverses course on the dollar, the yuan and the Fed; Germany's economy gets in the groove; yet another twist for France's election; Saudi Arabia's latest bond offer.

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Apr 07

U.S. Jobs: A Good Miss

Soft job creation in March may actually reflect economic strength rather than weakness; the Fed confronts how to shrink its swollen balance sheet; Greece's bailout lumbers on.

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Mar 31

Brexit watch: And they're off...

Theresa May's government gave notice under Article 50, as Scotland and others ponder the consequences; a tailwind for U.S. earnings; U.S. inflation follows the Fed's script

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Mar 24

OPEC: Oil pressure

Conflicting objectives – market share vs. price stability – keep the pressure on crude oil prices; confidence in U.S. growth is the main issue; European growth increases

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Mar 17

Fed rate hike: The plot thickens

Yellen's FOMC delivers the goods; global oil proves difficult to tame; close call in the Netherlands


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