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Sep 15
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Fed Week: The Great Balance Sheet Unwind?

September 15, 2017

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.

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Sep 08
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The Fed in September: Eye of the storm?

September 08, 2017

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.

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Sep 01
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Hurricane Harvey: Oil, debt ceiling, growth

September 01, 2017

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.

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Aug 25
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U.S. Debt: Ceiling Away?

August 25, 2017

Concerns about the U.S. debt ceiling resurfaced; Mexico's economy soldiered on, while the UK's skipped a step.

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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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