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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.

Following a series of soft data points such as retail sales and CPI both the New York and Atlanta Federal Reserves lowered their second and third Quarter GDP estimates. This follows just two days after the FOMC raised Interest rates.

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by a quarter of a percent to 1.25% as had been expected by over 90 percent of the market (Fed Futures). The FOMC hikes maintained it's forecast for one more hike in 2017 and says it is 'monitoring inflation developments closely'.

The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) for June released Tuesday provides OPEC's outlook for crude oil market developments for the coming year with key developments impacting oil market trends in world oil demand and supply.

The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) for May released Thursday provides OPEC's outlook for crude oil market developments for the coming year with key developments impacting oil market trends in world oil demand and supply.

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