ECB Conundrum, Trade Whirlwinds, Chinese Exports: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Welcome to Tuesday, Europe. Here’s news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started:

  • It’s been a decade since the ECB hiked interest rates on the cusp of crisis, and now some think the central bank could be waiting too long to tighten
  • Trade whirlwinds. The U.S. Congress is struggling to make tweaks to President Donald Trump’s fast-moving trade policy changes, and Washington lobbyists are similarly stymied; meanwhile, here’s how Bloomberg Economics stacks up the trade-war losers
  • Data check. China’s exports to the U.S. cooled in the first half of 2018, ahead of more scheduled tariffs
  • Forget Brexit. The biggest economic challenge for the U.K. -- productivity growth -- is now regaining attention
  • Playing favorites. China is chasing Canada as the Russian central bank’s most weighted foreign asset holdings
  • Mixed record. India’s big tax reform is paying off one year later, but falling short of goals
  • New-kid woes. The challenges have piled up for the Philippine central bank chief’s second year

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