Financial News for the Week of February 22, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The barrage of negative U.S. data continued this week, with weakness in December durable goods orders and a decline in existing home sales in January. Still, markets were hopeful that progress would be made in the China-U.S. trade talks, which could help remove
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Financial News for the Week of February 15, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK December retail sales came in significantly weaker than expected, falling 1.2% m/m, with the decline being broad-based. Consumption in Q4 is now tracking around 2.6% annualized – softer than expected, but still a pretty good showing. The retail sales report prov
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Financial News for the Week of February 8, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Global central banks have followed the cue set by the Fed, as they too take a break from tighter monetary policy to assess mounting risks to global growth. Activity in the U.S. services sector cooled a bit in January as government-funding uncertainty and trade t
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Financial News for the Week of February 1, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Financial markets extended their gains this week. The re-opening of the U.S. government, the dovish FOMC statement, progress in the U.S.-China trade talks and a strong January payroll report all helped to boost sentiment. Global growth concerns persisted this we
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