The Federal Reserve committee that sets interest rates concludes a two-day meeting today. Remarks afterwards will be studied for clues about the timing of the next rate rise.
Countries must resist urge to put up trade barriers, says IMF head Christine Lagarde ahead of next week’s Spring meeting. She also sounds the alarm over mounting levels of public debt across the world.
Shares were down across the board today, depressed by trade-war fears and second thoughts on technology stocks. Falls on Wall Street yesterday and Tokyo overnight were mirrored this morning in London.
Outside of the usual key economic risk events, Tuesday sees a major political risk event unfold as Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) vote on whether to align themselves in a "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio has forecast the US economy to likely fall into recession prior to the next US presidential election in 2020.
European corporate earnings have turned a corner halfway through quarterly results season, accelerating quicker than the US, in a surprising development that could signal how consensus forecasts are underrating growth potential.