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Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing


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Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing

Economic activity is coming back to life in Q2, with firmer consumer spending looking to underpin a bounce in real GDP growth north of 3.5%. There are, nonetheless rising concerns that higher energy prices will constrain private sector outlays. Leading and coincident indicators indicate the expansion has room to run into 2019, even as the economy has moved into the late stage of the business cycle. China's top trade advisor was in Washington this week, but it doesn't look like US-China trade tensions are dying down. Additionally, the latest reports suggest NAFTA renegotiation isn't likely to be concluded before 2019.​


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.

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