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Q1 2017 Global Economic Update

Factories across Europe and much of Asia posted another month of solid growth in March, rounding off a strong quarter for manufacturers, even though exporters fear a rise in U.S. protectionism could snuff out a global trade recovery. China led the way, with an official manufacturing index expanding at the fastest pace in nearly five years. Surveys on Monday also showed encouraging growth in Europe, Japan, India and much of emerging Asia.

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US Economy Update April 2017

Fed's Janet Yellen says the US is in a solid state and should be allowed to coast. Unemployment in March dropped to 4.5 % and inflation is close to the Fed’s target of 2 percent. Demographic changes and low productivity are arresting the rapid expansion of U.S. economy