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AFP EconWatch--Weekly Economic Newsletter

The economic summary that gives financial professionals commentary and insights on the latest news with a focus on the likely impact on their organization.
EconWatch  

Current Edition: December 22, 2014

The Federal Reserve’s new favorite word is “patient.” That is how the central bank is describing its sense for the timing of when it will begin raising short-term interest rates.  (Log-in required)


3 Takeaways From the Past Week:

1. The Fed will be “patient” in determining when to hike short-term interest rates.
2. Members of the Federal Open Market Committee anticipate the U.S. economy will grow between 2.5 and 3.0 percent during 2015.
3. November saw the fastest pace of growth in the manufacturing sector in nearly four years, boosted by a strong rebound in auto production.

Mid-Week Update:  December 17, 2014

Manufacturing activity grew in November at its fastest rate since early spring, and the rebound went beyond a surge in auto production.

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December 15, 2014
December 8, 2014
December 1, 2014
November 24, 2014 

AFP EconWatch, edited by Kevin Roth (Managing Director, Research), provides financial professionals every Monday morning with commentary on the latest economic news and the possible effects on their organization. The newsletter also incorporates Corporate Finance Week, a column edited by Brian Kalish (Director, Finance Lead) reviewing the previous week's key finance news.

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