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ECONOMY • Today
UK economy rebounds more slowly than expected
July 14, 2020
The UK's economy grew 1.8% in May as the lockdown began to ease, less than economists had predicted.
Economic News
Japan Rate Decision On Tap For Wednesday
July 14, 2020
The Bank of Japan will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Wednesday and then announce its decision on interest rates, headlining a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
South Korea Export Prices Rise 0.3% In June
July 14, 2020
Export prices in South Korea were up 0.3 percent on month in June, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday - following the 0.5 percent increase in May.
Poland Central Bank Holds Record Low Rate Unchanged For Second Session
July 14, 2020
Poland's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low for a second session in a row in July.
U.S. Consumer Prices Rebound In June Amid Spike In Gas Prices
July 14, 2020
Partly reflecting a substantial rebound in gasoline prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing U.S. consumer prices increased by slightly more than expected in June following three straight monthly declines. The Labor Department said its consumer price index climbed by 0.6 percent in June after edging down by 0.1 percent in May.
Eurozone Banks To Tighten Lending Conditions For Enterprises In Q3
July 14, 2020
Eurozone banks are set to tighten credit standards on loans to enterprises in the third quarter amid coronavirus pandemic, the Bank Lending Survey from the European Central Bank showed on Tuesday.
U.S. Consumer Prices Climb More Than Expected In June
July 14, 2020
Partly reflecting a substantial rebound in gasoline prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing a slightly bigger than expected increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of June.
Economic Highlights
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ECONOMY • Analysis
New ICE Rule on Foreign Students Spurs Confusion
July 14, 2020
The Trump administration rescinded new guidelines on foreign student visas after the rules prompted a lawsuit from universities. Ahead of the rollback, four students from four countries talked with WSJ about the potential impact of the policy on their future. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Economic Analysis

The Fed has better tools than yield curve control
July 13, 2020
The Federal Reserve leadership is nearing the end of a searching discussion over how best to refashion its policy toolkit for the new, low interest rate world in which it now operates. One pivotal issue officials will have to resolve is how they should harness the power of the Fed’s balance sheet...
Economic Research
Economic Review
Economic Views
Virtual Meeting: The Insurrection Act and the Future of Civil-Military Relations
July 1, 2020
Speakers discuss the Insurrection Act of 1807, the legalities surrounding use of the Act, the history of civil-military relations in the United States, and the role of the military in defending or suppressing civil unrest in U.S. democracy.
Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With Stephen Sestanovich
June 30, 2020
Stephen Sestanovich discusses retrenchment in U.S. foreign policy, including a look at past periods of retrenchment and the implications they have for today's foreign policy debate.  The CFR Master Class Series is a weekly 45-minute session hosted by Vice President and Deputy Director for Studies Shannon O’Neil in which a CFR fellow will take a step back from the news and discuss the fundamentals essential to understanding a given country, region of the world, or issue pertaining to U.S. foreign policy or international relations.
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ECONOMY • Outlook
Schools have low coronavirus infection rate, German study finds
July 14, 2020
The results showed that out of 2,045 blood samples collected from students and teachers from across 13 secondary schools in the region only 12 samples were found to contain antibodies against Covid-19.
Germany's sex work deemed too risky for now as authorities fear contact-tracing problems
July 14, 2020
Germany's sex workers have been protesting at not being allowed to return to work after the coronavirus epidemic, but the industry has thrown up particular concerns for the authorities.
Immunity to the coronavirus may last only a few months, UK study finds
July 14, 2020
Antibody responses to the coronavirus begin to decline after as little as two months, researchers found.
Economic Perspectives
Government-guaranteed bank lending: beyond the headline numbers
July 14, 2020
Loan guarantees have been a major part of the COVID-19 support packages offered by European governments to companies. The numbers look impressive: billions of euros and several percentage points of GDP. But take-up has so far been much less than the headline amounts, suggesting that single market distortions caused by the different sizes of packages in different countries might not materialise.
Economic Climate
ifo Institute: Economic Experts Fear Tariff War Will Shrink World Trade
May 10, 2019
International economic experts fear that the tariff war between the US, China, and Europe will lead to a decline in world trade. This is the result of the World Economic Survey conducted by the ifo Institute among 1,130 economists worldwide. When asked to name the most significant consequence of the higher tariffs, the predominant answer was “less trade.”
Economic Outlook
Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World
July 14, 2020
By Nicoletta Batini, James Lomax, and Divya Mehra Food systems are essential to economic activity because they provide the energy that we need to live and work. However, macroeconomists have long ignored them in the belief that the global agri-food industry, now highly mechanized, subsidized and concentrated, offers all we could wish for when it [...]
World Economic Outlook Report
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ECONOMY • Opinions
West cannot turn a blind eye to brutality in Egypt
July 14, 2020
Coronavirus has accelerated Sisi regime’s crackdown on dissent
Economic Comment
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ECONOMY • Insights
The Bank of Mum and Dad as young adults’ social insurance
July 13, 2020
New evidence that, when short of cash, many young people turn to their parents
Americans need more guidance from the Fed
July 11, 2020
Spelling out the future path of policy would help
More corporate defaults seem to be on the way
July 11, 2020
Despite a mini-boom in the bond market, defaults are priced in
Europeans quibble about long trading hours: the finance edition
July 11, 2020
Europe’s stockmarkets are open for longer than anywhere else
The pandemic revives ultra-safe European bonds
July 11, 2020
The European Commission could soon become a big player in capital markets
The race to lead the WTO begins
July 11, 2020
Picking a winner could get messy
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ECONOMY • Forecast
Digging Up the Dirt: How Far Do We Eradicate History?
July 14, 2020
In the “FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith” by Rafael Medoff, he wrote of FDR in 1923 when he was a member of the Harvard Board of Directors. FDR “decided there were too many Jewish students at the college and helped institute a quota.” Later in 1941, FDR in a Cabinet meeting remarked […]
Economic Projections
Global Economic Projections for 2018-2028 | The Conference Board
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