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Coming Up – Powell Testimony, Brexit & GDP Avalanche

Although most of Sweden is on a break for sportlov during week 9, the rest of the world does not stop.

After a slow start, the middle of the week is expected to capture international attention, starting on Tuesday, with the first day of Congressional testimony by Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell. Analysts will be looking for any hints about the future path of rate hikes and quantitative tightening. This testimony will continue on Wednesday, at which point Brexit will return to the spotlight with yet another debate scheduled to take place in the House of Commons.

Economically, most of the action will take place on Thursday with an avalanche of GDP figures being release, not least of which those for the USA, which were delayed by the government shutdown. Notwithstanding this, we will also be paying close attention to GDP figures for Brazil, France, India and Sweden, of course.

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Filipe Wallin Albuquerque
Filipe Wallin Albuquerque
Filipe is an economist with 8 years of experience in macroeconomic and financial analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UN World Institute for Development Economic Research, the Stockholm School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Filipe holds a MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE and a MSc in Economics from the University of London, where he currently is a PhD candidate.

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