Headlines this week revealed a new nomination but an old hat at the Treasury, a new direction for an old-line grocer, and same-old, same-old at the ECB--for now, anyway.
Industry headwinds could slow down some companies, but further central bank moves and improving housing data offer the economy much-needed support.
The Brazilian banking oligopoly gives IPO Santander Brasil impressive pricing power, but risks of government intervention remain.
Many central bank and corporate leaders were at least talking about, if not taking action this week.
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