Trade Talks Latest, Latin American Poverty, Brazil Rate: Eco Day

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Good morning Americas. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your Wednesday started:

  • President Donald Trump’s latest threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods puts vital intermediate equipment and everyday consumer goods used by millions of Americans back into the cross-hairs.
    • Here’s how those trade talks could play out from here, and Bloomberg Economics’
    • Meanwhile, JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon puts the odds of the U.S. and China reaching a trade deal at 80 percent.
  • It’s rate decision day in Brazil, here’s what to expect
  • The politics of Latin America’s two biggest countries may have swung sharply to the right or left, but their economies are going nowhere
  • The appointment of the next European Central Bank head could potentially be delayed until just weeks before President Mario Draghi’s term expires amid a swathe of top European Union vacancies
  • German industrial output unexpectedly advanced for a second month in March, bolstering confidence that Europe’s largest economy may soon start climbing out of its rut
  • New Zealand’s central bank cut interest rates to a fresh record low and signaled the chance of one further reduction amid slowing global growth and weak inflation
  • A decade ago, Sweden did better than most as the global financial crisis ripped through markets everywhere. But its strength back then may actually be hurting it now

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