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Rabobank analysts point out that the week ahead will bring updates on US retail and industrial production and in the UK labour, CPI inflation and retailing data are due.

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“The start of the third quarter US earnings session will bring further colour regarding the state of the US and the global economy. Negative earnings growth in the S&P 500 companies is expected to be driven by firms with a high international exposure due to headwinds created by trade wars and the strong USD. According to Refinitiv data earnings growth is expected to drop by 3.2% in Q3.”

“The IMF/World Bank meetings are due to take place between October 14 and 20 under the guidance of new IMF President Kristalina Georgieva, who has recently warned of a “synchronised slowdown” in the global economy.”