Financial News for the Week of May 17, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Equity markets rebounded this week as the U.S. administration delayed its decision on auto tariffs for six months. Housing starts and retail sales data for April support the narrative of healthy domestic spending this quarter. That said, externally oriented indu
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Financial News for the Week of May 10, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Effective today, the U.S. increased tariffs to 25% on $200bn worth of Chinese imports.The threat to extend a 25% tariff to virtually all Chinese imports “shortly” remains. This comes even as the two sides continue negotiations to reach a trade deal. The U.S. ove
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Financial News for the Week of May 3, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Apart from vehicle sales, recent data paint a positive narrative for consumer-related industries at the start of spring. Real consumer spending and pending home sales surged in March, while consumer confidence improved in April. Payrolls were up 263k in April, m
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