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Sep 14
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U.S. Inflation: A Step Slower

September 14, 2018

U.S. inflation took a brief breather in August; the ECB added some encouraging words to its unchanged stance; Russia's central bank made a normal, if unexpected, rate hike to stave off future inflation.

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Aug 10
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Turkey: Contagious or Contained?

August 10, 2018

Turkey's currency crisis spread to European financials, as resolution remained elusive; U.S. consumer prices strengthened; China's central bank reiterated its policy stance in its latest quarterly report.

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Jul 27
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U.S. Growth: Exports and consumers to the rescue

July 27, 2018

The U.S. economy grew 4.1% in Q2, supported by consumer spending and exports; growth and moderate inflation in the Eurozone continued to make progress; Brexit hit yet another roadblock as the deadline loomed larger.

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Jul 20
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U.S. Growth and the Fed: Fade to Beige?

July 20, 2018

The Fed's Beige Book gave a glimpse of the future impact of the labor shortage – and the trade conflicts; copper prices showed the impact of possible future trade weakness on today's demand; the UK and the EU get down to business on finding a workable compromise on a post-Brexit border in Ireland.

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Jul 13
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U.S. Jobs: Changing Times

July 13, 2018

U.S. workers are getting raises the old fashioned way – by changing jobs; Mexico's new president-elect has had the apparent backing of financial markets so far; China's currency policies remained unchanged in the face of strong external pressure on trade.

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Jun 29
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U.S. Economy: Goldilocks Scenario?

June 29, 2018

Inflation hit the 2% target and personal spending picked up in May; The 28-member European Union found a way to agree on immigration policy; Mexico's election looked set to mark a significant change in direction.

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Jun 22
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OPEC: Crude Agreement

June 22, 2018

OPEC made a deal to hike production by 1 million barrels – and included Russia; Emerging Market election season begins with Turkey; European service growth beat expectations for June; U.S. tax revenue from its metals tariffs netted nearly $800 million so far; the costs have yet to be tallied.

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Jun 15
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The Fed's Rate Hike: Substance and Style

June 15, 2018

Chairman Powell's FOMC was brief, clear and optimistic; trade relations between the U.S. and China remained challenging; Europe's central bank shared its playbook for the next year and more; Russia and Saudi Arabia met about oil and more.

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Jun 08
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U.S. Economy: Hire and Hire

June 08, 2018

Latest U.S. data show more jobs than job-seekers; Brazil and Argentina struggle to slow the sliding value of their currencies; G7 leaders share sharp comments ahead of their weekend summit meeting.

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Jun 01
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Jobs growth: So far, so good

June 01, 2018

A fairly strong U.S. jobs report for May cheered stock markets and dented bonds slightly; another outbreak of tariff trauma got much attention, a round of musical deck-chairs played out in capitals of two of the more troubled European economies.

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