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The IMF issued their annual country Article IV review of France, timely following President's Trump and Macron meeting in Paris over Bastille Day. The IMF tone was positive, if not hopeful for France moving forward.

It was a fail with key inflation, retail sales ans consumer sentiment all missing consensus expectations. The only bright spot was industrial production and capacity utilization.

IMF Is out with its U.S. Article IV Press Briefing, its view on the U.S. economy and its prescriptions for improvement.  Lower forecasts put the IMF in-line with the Fed.

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