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  1. BlackRock Investment Institute Quarterly Outlook – April 2015

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    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    appreciate due to the Fed’s tightening and a narrowing trade deficit (thank the shale revolution). We see the dollar rising ..... further to run (thanks to Fed rate hikes and a shrinking trade deficit ) – but it could be a rocky ride with temporary reversals

  2. A Rate Hike in 2015?

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    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    view is that a currency appreciation lowers domestic growth (exports suffer while imports increase, which widens the trade deficit ) and lowers domestic inflation (the dollar prices of imported goods decline, which puts downward pressure on a large set of consumer goods). Recent comments

  3. First-Quarter GDP Issues Brewing

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    Sat, 4 Apr 2015

    for corporate profits. Headline Trade Deficit Falls Sharply on Port Strike On the surface, the trade deficit looked stunningly good, falling ..... some of the data. The monthly trade deficit improvement of $7.7 billion

  4. U.S. jobless data boosts labor market picture; trade deficit narrows

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    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continues to expand at a solid clip even as economic growth has stalled.

  5. CANADA FX DEBT-C$ firms on trade deficit data; U.S. jobs in focus

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    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    (Adds details, fresh comment, closing figures) * Canadian dollar at C$1.2564 or 79.59 U.S. cents * Bond prices mostly lower across the maturity curve By Solarina Ho TORONTO, April 2 (Reuters) - The...

  6. UPDATE 2-Canada trade deficit shrinks unexpectedly as oil price steadies

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    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    OTTAWA, April 2 (Reuters) - Canada's trade deficit unexpectedly shrank to C$984 million ($781 million) in February from C$1.48 billion in January as energy exporters benefited from stabilizing oil prices, Statistics Canada data showed on Thursday.

  7. CANADA FX DEBT-C$ firms after trade deficit data

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    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    * Canadian dollar at C$1.2586 or 79.45 U.S. cents * Bond prices lower across the maturity curve By Solarina Ho TORONTO, April 2 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S....

  8. U.S. trade deficit lowest since 2009, ports dispute likely a factor

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    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit in February fell sharply to its lowest level since 2009, likely as a labor dispute at one of the country's main ports depressed both imports and exports.

  9. From Barron’s, March 30, 2015 (Part 2)

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    Sat, 28 Mar 2015

    employment report, construction spending on Wednesday; weekly jobless numbers, job-cut announcements, international trade deficit , factory orders on Thursday; jobs report [ +225,000 to +284,000 ] and unemployment rate [5.5%] on Good Friday

  10. Reality Check: The Next Boom Is Not Upon Us

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    Sat, 28 Mar 2015

    starts might also weigh on the short-term numbers. The trade deficit was a big hurt to the fourth-quarter GDP report and ..... will boost imports even more, potentially driving the trade deficit higher. The consensus is for modest deterioration from

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