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Eurozone inflation remains low in August

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Consumer prices grow 0.2% annually in the month, unchanged from June and July.

The Fed's inflation folly

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By leaving the door open for a rate rise this year, the Fed is prioritising imaginary inflationary pressures over the long-term sustainability of the US recovery.

G20 falling behind growth target

by AAP
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International trade union movement says richest nations are not meeting growth pledges.

Fed 'won't wait for 2% inflation'

by AFP
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Central bank's vice-chair says Fed will likely raise rates before inflation hits 2% target.

US consumer sentiment slips in August

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Big swings in sharemarkets probably behind spooking of US consumers.

Fed's Fischer: 'haven't made decision yet'

by AFP
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Fed Vice Chair says it's 'too early to tell' if volatility has lessened case for rate hike.

Weekend Economist: Fed flounder?

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Despite volatility we expect the Fed to hike in September. Even if it blinks, don't expect the RBA's trajectory to change.

Fed's Kocherlakota would support more stimulus

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Policymaker again argues against any move to raise US short-term rates this year.

Recent volatility unlikely to change Fed's economic outlook: Bullard

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Federal Reserve policymaker says US fundamentals look good, despite global market turbulence.

Brazil enters recession in Q2

by AFP
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World's seventh-largest economy battered by falling commodity prices.

US consumer spending rose 0.3% in July

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Modest spending growth suggests continuing momentum despite overseas turbulence.

Greek economy grew 0.9% in Q2

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Revised estimate improves on previous 0.8 per cent growth figure.

UK growth confirmed at 0.7% in Q2

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Unrevised GDP data shows UK the second fastest-growing in the G7 economy.

Eurozone business, households more upbeat

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August data indicates Q2 growth slowdown unlikely to become a more severe downturn.

The Week Ahead

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A tidal wave of local data will swamp economists this week, while Fed watchers will be keeping a keen eye on US employment data.

Picks of the Week

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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler reveals two market mysteries, Gottliebsen tackles trust issues in politics and Bartholomeusz zooms in on the Fed.

The B-side of capital preservation

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Regulatory and market forces have made traditional capital preservation strategies less effective.

The TPP is still alive and Australia will likely sign

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The main threat to the TPP doesn't come from deadlocked negotiations about milk, cars or pharmaceuticals -- it's the US electoral cycle.

Moody's cuts G20 growth forecast

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Global ratings agency says China's slowdown, weak commodity prices will hamper 2016 growth.

Our best defence against a Chinese slowdown

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We need economic policies to help weather the headwinds coming from China – and fast.

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