Carney's Hurdles, Japanese Inflation, U.S. Slowdown: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Happy Friday, Europe. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started and to send you into the weekend:

  • After yesterday’s policy hold, Mark Carney will be bracing for a turbulent final full year at the helm of the Bank of England, having weathered more than his share of challenges at the central bank; Brexit is boxing in the BOE, Bloomberg Economics analysis argues
  • Pile-on. Japan’s surprise slowing in inflation gives the central bank one more thing to worry about
  • Quieter output. A decline in a Federal Reserve factory gauge adds to signs that the U.S. economy is cooling in the final three months of 2018
  • Sour feelings. Here’s another sign that Americans are souring on the economic outlook
  • Remember Malaysia. Three big elections in emerging Asia in early 2019 have investors and economists on edge about what a surprise result would mean
  • That’s a wrap. Here’s our weekly take on what happened in the global economy

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