French ECB Contenders, Brexit Watch, Trade Battle Plan: Eco Day

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

  • We could very well have a French ECB president to succeed Mario Draghi; meanwhile, the newest policy maker at the Bank of England calls attention to the magic of Harry Potter to explain weak productivity
  • Start your clocks. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said a deal could be reached with the U.K. within eight weeks, giving a boost to the British pound
  • Friendly fire. U.S. sanctions targeting Russia could bring more pain to embattled emerging markets
  • Battle plan. Vietnam’s prime minister plans to use trade deals and domestic reforms to combat negative pressures emanating from the U.S.-China trade drama, he told Bloomberg Television
  • Another front. Trade talks between the U.S. and EU appear to be making strides toward substantial changes to their relationship
  • Draining piggy banks. Indonesia’s had the biggest drop in foreign reserves in Asia this year as it seeks to protect the pressured rupiah
  • Tuition trade-off. China is luring Taiwanese to the mainland for free schooling, but with a catch

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