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  • Week InReview: April 12, 2024

    • Friday, April 12, 2024

    US strengthens ties with Japan, Philippines. Photo: Al Drago | Bloomberg Ironclad commitments | US President Joe Biden said he was committed to “deepening maritime and security ties” with Japan and the Philippines as he sought to assure allies worried about increasingly assertive Chinese actions in disputed waters. “The United States defense commitments to Japan and to the Philippines are ironclad,” Biden said Thursday before a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the White House for the first trilateral summit among the nations. Meanwhile, in an address to the US Congress, Kishida said the world needs America to maintain its key role on the global stage, warning that Ukraine would lose hope and much of Asia would face “harsher realities” without American support.

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  • Week InAdvance: April 8, 2024

    • Monday, April 8, 2024

    Mon Apr 8 Solar eclipse visible in US. Janet Yellen in China to meet with senior leaders. | Tue Apr 9 CFTC's Market Risk Advisory Committee meets. | Wed Apr 10 US CPI. US FOMC minutes. Bank of Canada policy meeting and rate decision. Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of Ramadan. | Thu Apr 11 First trilateral summit between the US, Japan, Philippines at the White House. ECB set to meet to debate interest rates. | Fri Apr 12 Marathon des Sables, the 'sand marathon,' starts in Morocco. | Sat Apr 13 North Pole marathon. Thai new year. | Sun Apr 14 London marathon.  

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  • Week InReview: April 5, 2024

    • Friday, April 5, 2024

    Fedspeak continues today. Market moves | Wall Street traders are gearing up for Friday’s monthly US jobs report after weekly unemployment claims topped estimates. Bloomberg Economics predicts that 187,000 jobs were added in March and expects the unemployment rate to remain at 3.9%, higher than consensus expectations. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2%, wiping out earlier gains, as a rally in oil amid geopolitical tensions triggered a flight to the safest corners of the market. Brent crude oil climbed above $90 a barrel for the first time since October as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will operate against Iran and its proxies and will hurt those who seek to harm it. President Joe Biden told Netanyahu on a call that US support for his war would depend on new steps to protect civilians. Bond yields dropped across the US curve.

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