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Dollar to Weaken Over Next 2 Years, UniCredit Says

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Bank of Canada Governor Indicates Potential Cease in Interest Rate Increases

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How China Is Backing Its Economy Amid Anticipation for Stimulus

China has announced several measures recently to boost the economy and made a number of pledges to improve the business environment as concerns about the growth outlook continue to mount.

Statements over the past month provide broad assurances to boost consumer spending on household goods and cars and encourage private companies, with little specific detail. Investors have been skeptical of the pledges so far, and are looking for more concrete proposals and direct stimulus policies.

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