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February 17, 2017 U.K. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Decline as Inflation BitesSource: Bloomberg
U.K. retail sales unexpectedly fell for a third month in January, suggesting consumers are starting to feel the squeeze from accelerating inflation.
February 14, 2017 Oil rises as OPEC-led output cuts trim oversupplySource: Reuters
Oil strengthened slightly on Tuesday, supported by an OPEC-led effort to cut output while rising production elsewhere kept prices within the narrow ranges that have contained them so far this year.
February 14, 2017 Brexit Bulletin: Can Britain Split the Difference?Source: Bloomberg
The U.K. may need to drive a wedge between EU states in Brexit talks. So far the Continent is singing with one voice.
February 10, 2017 Robust China trade data a boon for Asia as protectionist risks loomSource: Reuters
China posted much stronger-than-expected trade data for January as demand picked up at home and abroad, an encouraging start to 2017 for the world's largest trading nation even as Asia braces for a rise in U.S. protectionism...
February 10, 2017 Xi, Trump agree to boost win-win cooperation, develop constructive China-U.S. tiesSource: CCTV
BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump pledged Friday to boost win-win cooperation in a variety of areas and develop a constructive China-U.S. relationship.
February 9, 2017 China's Abusive Trade Practices Likely To Focus Trump's WrathSource: Forbes
Some ugly statistics on trade with China and Beijing’s hoard of dollar investments came out this week which will likely bolster President Trump’s hand in Congress for imposing tariffs on the country.
February 8, 2017 Brexit bill set for final vote in House of CommonsSource: BBC
The bill empowering the government to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union is due to reach its final stages in the Commons later.
February 6, 2017 U.S. Companies Uncertain Of NAFTA Trading Under Trump AdministrationSource: NPR
Each time Trump attacks the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, the executives at a 130 year-old railroad company in Kansas City, Mo. hold their breath. Like a lot of U.S. companies, cross-border trade accounts...
February 6, 2017 Oil Trades Near $54 as Rising U.S. Drilling Offsets Iran TensionSource: Bloomberg
Oil traded near $54 a barrel as increased tension between Iran and the U.S. countered expectations of rising American production.
"They give you more flexibility in times of crisis, and when you want to do something quickly. So if you want to send a message to Congress, 'This is what the White House wants to do, you’re moving too slowly on it,’ an executive...
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