Global Economy Week Ahead: Eurozone and U.S. Unemployment, India Rate Decision
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This week's economic calendar features two unemployment readings that will be closely watched as central bankers in Europe and the U.S. aim to raise interest rates and shrink balance sheets even as they puzzle over weak inflation readings.
Japan's Business Confidence at 10-Year High Ahead of Election
Business confidence among Japan's large manufacturers improved to a 10-year high in the July-September quarter as the economy enjoys its best run in more than a decade, a central bank survey showed Monday.
South Korean Exports Jump in September
South Korean exports surged year-over-year in September on strong demand overseas as well as a data distortion caused by the holidays, marking a 11th-straight month of growth as the global economy keeps improving.
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China's Manufacturing Activity Picks Up
BEIJING-Activity in China's manufacturing sector increased robustly in September, with big factories ramping up faster than smaller ones, allaying concerns the economy might slow ahead of a pivotal Communist Party meeting.
China's Central Bank Announces Targeted Easing to Boost Small-Business Loans
China's central bank announced it will free up funds for banks that boost lending to small businesses, in a targeted measure to balance support for the economy without aggravating already high corporate debt.
Buyout Firms Drive European Deal Spree
Buyout firms showcased their deal-making prowess in the third quarter in Europe, a potential sign of bigger acquisitions to come from the cash-rich group.
The Link Between Economic Growth and Tax Cuts Is Tenuous
The Trump administration and Republicans say their plan for tax overhaul will spur economic growth. But history suggests that outcome isn't assured.
Hedge Funds: Not Dead Yet
Hedge funds, written off less than a year ago as overpriced and underperforming, this year are unexpectedly making money and taking in new cash.
Inflation Hopes Spur Bond Yield Gain
The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury posted its first quarterly gain of the year, buoyed by hopes of an increase in inflation.
Trump Interviews Two as Search for Fed Chief Ramps Up
President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin interviewed Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell to discuss his potential nomination to become central-bank chairman, a White House official said, indicating the administration is widening and ramping up the search process.
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October 01, 2017 21:15 ET (01:15 GMT)