The Week Ahead 1/14/2019

The Longest Governement Shutdown in US history.  That is the theme for the week.

Global Spotlight

Brexit Vote Looms. The moment of truth is about to arrive for British Prime Minister Theresa May, as the House of Commons will vote on her Brexit plan on Jan. 15.

Trade Talks Take Small Steps Forward. Three days of trade talks between midlevel officials from China and the United States ended Jan. 9 with hints of progress on easier concessions and follow-up talks involving chief negotiators — possibly by the end of January.

Mr. Kim Goes to China. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid a surprise visit to Beijing this week, his fourth trip to China in the past year.

Fuel Theft, Fuel Shortages. A Mexican government strategy to curb fuel theft from state-owned refineries and terminals caused widespread shortages of gasoline and diesel across central Mexico this past week.

A Democratic Transition in Question. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s presidential election took an unexpected turn this week when opposition figure Felix Tshisekedi was proclaimed the winner.

Taliban’s Unwillingness to Talk. Last week, the Taliban withdrew from peace talks with U.S. officials scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia and Qatar to avoid speaking with Afghan government officials.

Economic Calendar has a good U.S. economic calendar for the week. Here are the main U.S. releases.


Last Weeks Numbers

Review Last weeks numbers here.





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