Anxious Italy, Powell Warned on EM, Trump Deficit Plan: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Welcome to Wednesday, Europe. Here’s the latest news from Bloomberg Economics:

  • Italian Finance Minister Tria said the government is worried by the "unacceptable" bond yield spread, which yesterday was near the widest in more than five years
  • Investors may be ignoring the risk that financial conditions could tighten sharply and send tremors through the global economy, the International Monetary Fund warned
    • The heads of the IMF, OECD, World Bank and WTO made a joint call for the world to resist a rising tide of U.S.-led protectionism and return to the path of liberalization that had lifted millions out of poverty
  • Inflation may be climbing higher in the U.S., but inflation expectations look like they are still well anchored; meanwhile President Trump said that the central bank is moving too quickly with interest rate hikes
  • Trump will soon unveil measures to address the U.S. federal government’s big budget deficit, his chief economist says
  • Indonesia has a blunt message for Fed chief Jerome Powell and other global financial giants gathering in Bali this week: be mindful of the effects of your policies on emerging economies
  • Tom Orlik discusses how Paul Romer’s Nobel prize for economics helps explain the Trump-led trade war
  • A worsening U.S.-China trade war is clouding the outlook for Singapore’s monetary decision on Friday, but there’s no need to overreact says its central bank chief
  • A decade after Lehman, policymakers, traders and economists are looking at the clock as they wonder when and where the next meltdown will hit

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