U.S. Jobs, Central Bank Stimulus Pump, Chile Inflation: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) --

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

  • Economists project U.S. nonfarm payrolls climbed by about 183,000 last month, one of the highest estimates this year ahead of a jobs report, while unemployment remained near a half-century low and wage gains stayed solid
    • Bloomberg Economics’ Carl Riccadonna and Yelena Shulyatyeva project a gain of 205k, boosted by returning GM workers following a 40-day strike
  • The European Union’s chief trade negotiator Phil Hogan will sit down with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer next month to discuss an American threat to hit France with tariffs on $2.4 billion of its exports
  • Chile reported the fastest annual inflation this year in November after street protests disrupted food supplies and caused a slump in the peso
  • Major central banks are set to keep pumping money into financial markets and economies next year, though at a slower pace
    • Economists surveyed by Bloomberg say the European Central Bank is done cutting interest rates despite persistent downside risks to growth
  • Early indicators for China’s economy suggest weakness in momentum for the seventh straight month in November, Qian Wan writes
  • Finally, here’s our collection of this week’s analysis, scoops and enterprise from Bloomberg Economics

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