US earnings season starts amid glimmers of hope on trade, Brexit

US earnings season starts amid glimmers of hope on trade, Brexit
Jenny Ruth
The US company reporting season about to get underway will provide the latest readings on how the world's largest economy is performing amid all the geopolitical headwinds. It's not likely to paint the brightest picture – analysts are predicting a third successive quarter of earnings decline for the companies within the S&P 500 Index. This is as the increasingly gloomy clouds, such as the US-China trade war and Britain's Brexit paroxysms, suddenly displayed patches of clear blue sky over the weekend. The US share market had already clo...

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