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Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing - United States

While preliminary hard data point to a moderate 2.5% GDP advance in Q1, we believe the combination of tax cuts and additional budget spending will boost growth toward 3% in 2018. The minutes of the January 30-31 FOMC meeting showed a growing consensus that economic activity is solid and that inflation is starting to pick up. A majority of participants noted that “further gradual” monetary policy tightening would be appropriate. We see the next rate hike in March with a total of four this year. President Trump is considering imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Trade protectionism is an important risk to monitor in 2018. ​


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 ence, 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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