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Economists' insight: The Fed steals Donald Trump’s thunder

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

Economist insights: The ECB remains accommodative, acceleration in growth and introduction of trade tariffs in the US (p.1)

›       Euro zone: The outlook for the economic activity continued to improve. The ECB confirmed however that it intends to maintain an accommodative monetary policy, as we expected

›       United States: Year-on-year GDP growth continued to accelerate in Q4 2017, driven by a sharp increase in corporate investment. The trend should continue in 2018

›       The Trump administration announced it would impose trade tariffs on certain categories of goods imported to the US

›       Comments by the US Secretary of Commerce and the economic advisor to Xi Jinping nevertheless downplayed the risk of a trade war, which would be mutually destructive

Weekly Economic Insights - January 29th 2018 - EZ PMI and ECB & US GDP and tariffs

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