The United States: Surveys continue to suggest that US small businesses remain upbeat. Here is an example.
China: This chart shows Chinese imports by origin.
The Eurozone: Given the sharp slowdown in the Eurozone’s economic activity measures, the ECB’s timing to end its quantitative easing program was less than ideal.
Credit: It’s not clear if the central bank will hike rates this year, with some economists now expecting liftoff in 2020. And reinvestment of maturing securities will continue for some time.
Emerging Markets: Mexican workers’ remittances remain robust.
Global Developments: This chart shows the global GDP forecast revisions over the past year.
Food for Thought: Obesity rates by state:
Edited by Joseph Cohen
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