Fed Communications, Trade Talks, Losing Momentum: Eco Day

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

  • How do you talk about your best guess for where the economy is headed while also highlighting your worst fears? That’s the challenge facing the Federal Reserve in the wake of December’s communications misfire.
  • Chinese trade negotiators are headed back to Washington for more talks with American counterparts, while the global trade data are shifting even lower on our Bloomberg Economics dashboard.
    • Ahead of Trump-Kim Part Two, we look at what lessons Kim Jong Un can learn from Vietnam as an economic model in this QuickTake.
  • The global economy’s loss of momentum has left expansion now looking like its weakest since the global financial crisis, a development that’s already sparked a dramatic shift among central banks.
  • Investor confidence in Germany’s economic outlook improved for a fourth straight month, hinting at a modest pickup in momentum in the coming months.
  • U.K. worker are seeing wages are growing at their fastest pace for a decade, but it’s not all good news as companies struggle to fill vacancies.

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