Week inAdvance
Monday | Aug 17, 2020
Tue Aug 18 6th round of Brexit trade talks. | Wed Aug 19 OPEC+ online meeting. FOMC minutes. | Thu Aug 20 ECB July minutes.

Global governments are still walking a tightrope between easing coronavirus lockdowns to revive economic growth, and attempting to control any resurgence of Covid-19. Governments that raced to the rescue as the pandemic hit their economies now also face the dilemma of whether to extend their massive bailouts of businesses and labor markets.

New York City, the largest U.S. school system, decided schools can re-open in September, defying the trend toward remote learning. Australia’s Victoria state had its deadliest day and New Zealand put its biggest city, Auckland, back in lockdown. Russia registered its first coronavirus vaccine, to some skepticism, and plans mass inoculation this month before clinical testing is complete.

All times are Eastern and subject to change.
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Wednesday, Aug 19
INVESTORS CMBS industry update
3 - 3:15 pm

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at the agencies
Wednesday, Aug 19
The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) will release minutes from their meeting of July 28-29, 2020 at 2 pm. Fed chair Jay Powell sent a very clear signal after the meeting that the Fed would not waver from its plans to support the nascent economic recovery that has progressed haltingly since May.
on the hill
House and Senate out of session until September 8th.
across the globe
Tuesday, Aug 18
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Virtual meeting of the 3rd Energy Short Term Focus Group.

Tuesday, Aug 18 -
Friday, Aug 21
The sixth round of talks on a trade deal between the EU and the U.K. is scheduled to take place through the rest of the week.

Wednesday, Aug 19
VIENNA, Austria
Key OPEC+ ministers will meet online to review strategies for poor compliance, a dominant topic of recent gatherings.

Thursday, Aug 20
The ECB (European Central Bank) publishes the account of the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council held July 15-16.
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