Weekly Economic Perspectives

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Last Week's Highlights

Economies: Retail sales and industrial production disappoint in the US. Manufacturing sales rebound in Canada. The unemployment rate falls further in the UK. Growth and inflation pick up in Germany. Leading indicators soften in Japan. Employment continues to expand in Australia.

Markets: A mixed week when both stocks and bonds catch a bid. Equities recover on some earnings surprises and hopes of continued trade talks. Bond yields decline on safe haven demand. The pound drops on lack of Brexit progress. Oil is supported by decent macro data and geopolitics.