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Nov 17
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Fed rate hike: Places, everyone

November 17, 2017

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

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Oct 06
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The Fed wins one: U.S. wages

October 06, 2017

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.

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Sep 29
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Japan’s Snap Decision

September 29, 2017

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.

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Sep 22
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Inflation: Baffling the Fed

September 22, 2017

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.

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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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