Payrolls Day, Swiss Rates, This Week’s Big Reads: Eco Day

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(Bloomberg) --

Welcome to Friday, Europe. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get you through to the weekend:

  • Here’s a collection of this week’s analysis and enterprise from Bloomberg Economics
  • Swiss National Bank efforts to ease the squeeze from negative interest rates haven’t calmed the finance industry
  • Economists expect today’s U.S. payrolls report to show job growth slumped to a five-month low in October, though it may be trickier than usual to sort out the underlying trend
  • For the world’s only central bank managing a multicountry currency area, nothing is simple -- especially very complicated things
  • The U.K.’s main political parties are going into their third election in five years promising the most-radical shakeup in the nation’s economy in decades
  • South Korea’s exports plunged the most in almost four years while consumer prices failed to rise for a third straight month, highlighting continued pain in this Asian bellwether for global trade
  • Asia’s factory hubs remained in the doldrums in October despite anticipation that the U.S. and China are moving toward an interim trade agreement
  • Indonesia’s national dish of nasi goreng, or fried rice, has become a lot cheaper these days as the nation’s two big ride-hailing apps wage a price war on everyday groceries

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