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Macro Briefing: 15 May 2018

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Deadly clashes at Gaza border as US opens embassy in Jerusalem: NY Times US lawmakers stunned by Trump’s decision to help Chinese company: The Hill Fed officials have mixed views on flattening yield curve: Bloomberg German GDP growth in Q1 slows to 0.3% from 0.6% in previous quarter: RTTChina’s economic data for April points to slower growth: Reuters Turkey’s president plans to tighten grip on economy: Bloomberg Rising oil futures vs physical markets sending conflicting signals: Reuters MSCI to add 234 mainland Chinese firms to its emerging markets index: CNBC Policy sensitive 2-year Treasury yield reaches 2.55%–highest since 2008: CNBC

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Deadly clashes at Gaza border as US opens embassy in Jerusalem: NY Times
US lawmakers stunned by Trump’s decision to help Chinese company: The Hill
Fed officials have mixed views on flattening yield curve: Bloomberg
German GDP growth in Q1 slows to 0.3% from 0.6% in previous quarter: RTT
China’s economic data for April points to slower growth: Reuters
Turkey’s president plans to tighten grip on economy: Bloomberg
Rising oil futures vs physical markets sending conflicting signals: Reuters
MSCI to add 234 mainland Chinese firms to its emerging markets index: CNBC
Policy sensitive 2-year Treasury yield reaches 2.55%–highest since 2008: CNBC

Macro Briefing: 15 May 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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