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Mixed Wage Anecdotes In Latest US Payrolls Report

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The Economy

  • A solid employment report in US keeps 50 bp hike on the table, but other risks emerge.
  • The BoC leaves policy unchanged.
  • German data improves.
  • UK GDP growth rebounds in January.
  • The BoJ leaves policy unchanged.
  • The RBA delivers a dovish 25 bp hike.

Spotlight On Next Week

  • US inflation report to show some moderation, retail sales to give back some of the January surge.
  • ECB poised to deliver 50 bp hike and to promise more.
  • Shunto wage negotiations may show record wage growth in Japan.

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