U.S. Jobs, Iran Can’t Afford Escalation, Brexit Costs: Eco Day

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

  • The final U.S. jobs report for 2019 is projected to show payrolls growth capped the year with a gain almost exactly in line with the average of the decade-long economic expansion, and continuing to moderate from the 2018 pace
    • Here’s what Bloomberg Economics expects
  • Canadian jobs data are poised to reveal just how weak the economy is
  • The U.S. and China are finalizing a bevy of long-running corporate deals ahead of a high-profile ceremony to sign a trade deal that the world’s largest economies seek to cast as a major breakthrough
  • The odds on a Bank of England interest-rate cut are rising after dovish comments from policy maker Silvana Tenreyro. They came a day after Governor Mark Carney said officials are debating whether to add more stimulus
  • The U.K.’s lackluster growth relative to its peers suggests Brexit has cost the economy 130 billion pounds ($170 billion) since the 2016 referendum, according to calculations by Bloomberg Economics. And the number is going to keep getting bigger
  • Iran’s economy has been squeezed by U.S. sanctions, suggesting it can’t afford further military escalation
  • Finally, here’s the collection of this week’s analysis, scoops and enterprise from Bloomberg Economics on the fallout

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