Quickview: Recent data confirm the US is late in the cycle and we maintain our forecast for a total of four interest rate hikes this year.
Trade tensions are rising between the US and China, with both sides having announced tariffs on certain imports from the other. We look at how this could impact the global economy.
The Chinese authorities seem to have acknowledged that lower growth will be inevitable. We look at how they have increased their room for manoeuvre economically and politically.