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Macro Briefing: 9 February 2018

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Senate OKs bill to avert government shutdown, sends it to House: The HillHigher US budget-deficit risk is weighing on the stock market too: APAsia stocks tumble on Friday after Wall Street’s plunge on Thursday: ReutersOil prices continue to slide as supply fears mount: ReutersNew photos show extent of China’s military buildup in S. China Sea: NY TimesBank of England hints at earlier, faster rate hikes: BBCUS jobless claims fall, nearing 45-year low: ReutersVIX futures curve in backwardation, signaling outlook for more vol: Bloomberg

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Senate OKs bill to avert government shutdown, sends it to House: The Hill
Higher US budget-deficit risk is weighing on the stock market too: AP
Asia stocks tumble on Friday after Wall Street’s plunge on Thursday: Reuters
Oil prices continue to slide as supply fears mount: Reuters
New photos show extent of China’s military buildup in S. China Sea: NY Times
Bank of England hints at earlier, faster rate hikes: BBC
US jobless claims fall, nearing 45-year low: Reuters
VIX futures curve in backwardation, signaling outlook for more vol: Bloomberg

Macro Briefing: 9 February 2018

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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