Ugly U.S. Jobs, Central Banks Hit Pause, Trump and Liu: Eco Day

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

  • Investors were on edge a year ago for signs the U.S. labor market was overheating. Now they’re primed for the opposite
  • The Federal Reserve and fellow leading central banks are hitting the pause button when it comes to tightening monetary policy
  • U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House on Thursday as speculation grows that negotiations over a trade deal between the world’s biggest economies is entering the final stages
    • Meanwhile, China has offered new measures to reduce taxes and raise its citizens’ wages, ramping up an already ambitious plan to boost domestic demand
    • Pretty much everyone from farmers in the American grain belt to importers of technology products wants an end to President Donald Trump’s trade war with China
  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has warned of a “synchronized deceleration” in global growth that should fall short of recession. Based on Bloomberg Economics new global GDP tracker that assessment sounds about right
  • Finally, here’s a new podcast from Stephanie Flanders exploring the inner workings of the global economy. Episode one takes a look at how a video game provides insight into globalization

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