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Weekly Economic Insights - 7 January 2019

Macro Highlights - 1/8/2019

To monitor in 2019

Global liquidity

  • Headed towards less support from central banks?

International trade

  • Uncertainty associated with escalating trade tensions could continue to cause concern among investors

United States

  • The magnitude of the slowdown in US GDP growth should be key in 2019
  • Budget negotiations could continue to fuel uncertainty

China

  • The Chinese authorities should continue their budgetary and monetary stimulus measures in 2019…
  • … and their effectiveness will be a decisive factor for China’s GDP growth prospects

Eurozone

  • Continued deceleration of economic activity against a backdrop of political risks

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