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  • Week InReview: October 19, 2018

    • Friday, October 19, 2018

    Global finance chiefs urge trade war solution as Bali talks wrap Global finance chiefs used the closing sessions of talks in the tropical resort of Bali to hammer home the message that simmering trade tensions are already denting global growth and need to be resolved. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said it's essential to have dialogue on trade; Brazil's central bank President Ilan Goldfajn flagged the tensions as one of the biggest threats to emerging economies; Bank for International Settlements General Manager Agustin Carstens said there's a risk the global economy goes backwards due to rising protectionism. People's Bank of China Governor Yi Gang called for a constructive solution to the dispute, adding that China is preparing for the worst. Meanwhile, here are the key takeaways from the International Monetary Fund meeting that has wrapped up in Bali.

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  • Week InAdvance: October 15, 2018

    • Monday, October 15, 2018

    Tue Oct 16 FSOC open & closed sessions. | Wed Oct 17 Boston Fed's fintech, financial inclusion forum. | Thu Oct 18 Fannie-Freddie Senate hearing. | Fri Oct 19 IOSCO stakeholders in Madrid.

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  • Week InReview: October 12, 2018

    • Friday, October 12, 2018

    Everything that goes wrong when stocks and bonds fall together Inverse correlation of U.S. bonds, equities has evaporated; inflation fears make stocks more sensitive to yield. The biggest post-crisis shift in the investment landscape may be looming, threatening more pain for investors besieged by an uptick in real interest rates and cross-asset volatility. (Bloomberg Markets | Oct 10) and more!

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