IMF Sentiment, Fed Rethink, Poloz Abandons BOC Bias: Eco Day

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

  • Global finance chiefs ended talks in Washington mixing concern toward the current state of the world economy with confidence that it will soon rebound
    • Much of the main worry center around U.S. trade policy as an economic drag
    • But the U.S. is open to facing “repercussions” if it doesn’t live up to its commitments in a potential trade deal with China, potentially signalling that the two sides are edging closer to an accord
  • The Federal Reserve’s policy rethink began as an inquest into what went wrong. Now it may include the part the central bank thought it had gotten right -- jobs
  • Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz indicated he’s all but abandoned any bias for higher interest rates
  • Germany’s economic growth picked up only moderately last quarter and the underlying pace of expansion remains subdued, the Bundesbank warned
  • China’s economy will draw the eyes of investors this week amid hope that its expansion has stabilized
    • The People’s Bank of China said it’ll keep good control of the money supply “floodgate,” while reaffirming a commitment to sufficient liquidity
  • In Sweden, austerity is riling a population baffled by years of fiscal vigilance
  • Finland’s elections failed to provide an edge to either of the country’s candidates to succeed Mario Draghi as European Central Bank president
  • Dubai’s $108 billion economy is still eking out growth, but distress is increasingly felt far beyond its bellwether property industry
  • Meantime, Argentina’s wine industry is riding out the country’s recession on a rise in tourism and exports stemming in part from a cheaper currency

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