British GDP and industrial production

Beijing Promises Stimulus for Smaller Firms, and Investors Await Fed Chairman Powell’s Humphrey Hawkins Testimony

February 11, 2020

A pledge by China’s government to counteract any drag on growth from the coronavirus outbreak with fiscal support aimed at small and midsized companies boosted share prices in the Pacific Rim by 1.3% in Hong Kong and New Zealand, 1.0% in South Korea, 0.8% in Taiwan, 0.6% in India and 0.4% in Singapore and China. […] More

Tariff War

May 10, 2019

President Trump made good on his threat to lift tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China, and Beijing officials promise to answer in kind even as talks continue. Trump erroneously expects the U.S. economy to at worst react neutrally to an escalated tariff war, but that delusion only partly explains his likely motivation. The […] More

Weak European Data Out but Little Fresh News on the Trade War Front

July 10, 2018

The dollar overnight gained 0.4% against the yen, 0.3% relative to the euro, Swiss franc and yuan, 0.2% versus the kiwi and 0.1% relative to the Australian currencies and the loonie. The Trump Administration has flipped the U.S. political theme from tariffs, which rattled markets last week, to the president’s supreme court justice choice announced […] More

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