US and NZ economic prospects brighten as Christmas approaches

US and NZ economic prospects brighten as Christmas approaches
Jenny Ruth
The prospects for both the domestic and United States economies appear to be brightening, with the proviso that the US and China make tangible strides to resolving their trade war. On the local front, the government's half-year economic and fiscal update due on Wednesday will be the major event while the Federal Reserve will be announcing its last decision on monetary policy after the US economy added far more jobs than expected in the past three months, driving the unemployment rate back to 50-year lows. In New Zealand, the HYEFU will co...

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