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Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing


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The following represents a general Table of Contents outline for the US Weekly Economic Briefing.
The actual report may cover any or all of the topics listed below.
US Weekly Economic Briefings
Highlights: Briefing on events-driven analysis for the week, which varies depending upon data.
Credit Crunch Watch:
Financial Stress and Monetary Conditions Indicators, along with discussion of their latest movements. Brief discussion of latest trends in the US and Eurozone economies.
Detailed charts of the components of the Financial Stress and Monetary Conditions Indicators.
Credit Crunch Timeline: Summary of major economic events since the beginning of the financial crisis.
Latest Data in Detail: Charts and analysis on the important releases of the previous week, such as: inflation indicators, consumer confidence, retail sales, durable goods orders etc.
The Week Ahead: Scheduled key data releases for the upcoming week, including information on previous data and forecast data.
Key Economic Indicators: The previous year’s monthly data for a number of key macroeconomic indicators, including the unemployment rate, output, retail sales, inflation, and trade balance.
Key Financial Indicators: The previous year’s monthly data for a number of key financial indicators including: Short and long term interest rates, key exchange rates, money supply, S&P 500, and reserves.

Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing

Economic data releases were a mixed bag this week, but the economy maintains solid momentum. GDP growth should accelerate ahead, supported by strong fundamentals and a significant fiscal impulse. The Fed held rates constant during the FOMC meeting this week, highlighting the “symmetrical” 2% inflation target. We continue to look for a rate hike next month and four total rate hikes in 2018. The Trump administration averted a self-imposed trade shock by extending the steel and aluminum tariffs exemptions. Also this week, administration officials travelled to China to make a request regarding trade relations.


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