Financial News for the Week of January 25, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Global equity markets are up on the week, despite some negative economic news, and continued dysfunction in Washington. The ECB characterized the economic risks as to the downside, and will be more cautious removing stimulus. Amidst the U.S. partial government s
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Financial News for the Week of January 18, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The government shutdown extended to its 28th day, making it the longest on record with no clear end in sight. The White House upped its estimate of the impact of the government shutdown to a 0.5ppt drag on 19Q1 growth after four weeks.This is much higher than pr
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Financial News for the Week of January 11, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK U.S. equity markets built on last Friday’s gains, firming up for the second consecutive week. Seemingly-fruitful trade negotiations between the U.S. and China offered notable support. With respect to data, both the ISM non-manufacturing index and small business
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Financial News for the Week of January 4, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The New Year came with baggage from the old for thousands of federal employees caught in the middle of a budget tug-of-war between Congress and the White House that has led to a partial government shutdown. The volatility in stock markets continued early in the
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