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Economic Observer
 
Central Bank Meetings

Overview: While the stock market experienced little change over the past week, mortgage rates continued to increase, reaching the highest levels in years. The main influence was a comment from a central bank official in Europe. The U.S. economic data and the Federal Reserve meeting caused little reaction.

At its meeting late last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) made no policy changes, as expected. The ECB also provided very little new information in terms of guidance about future policy, and the impact on U.S. mortgage rates was minor. On Monday, however, an ECB official said that the ECB should end its bond purchases as soon as possible after the current program ends in September. The possibility of reduced demand for bonds caused global yields to rise, including U.S. mortgage rates.

Like the ECB meeting, no surprises emerged from Wednesday's U.S. Fed meeting. Expectations for the pace of future federal funds rate hikes remained nearly the same following the meeting. Jerome Powell will officially take over as Fed Chair during the first week of February.

The major economic data released over the past week was roughly neutral for mortgage rates and had little impact. The core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index, the inflation indicator favored by the Fed, remained at an annual rate of increase of just 1.5%. This is well below the Fed's target level of 2.0%.

Gross domestic product (GDP), the broadest measure of economic growth, increased 2.6% during the fourth quarter of 2017. This was less than expected, but the shortfall was completely due to a decline in inventories. Investors generally view changes in inventory levels simply as a transfer of growth between quarters rather than as an indicator of the strength of the economy. They focused much more on the strong consumer and business spending during the fourth quarter.

Week Ahead
Looking ahead, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Index will come out on Thursday. The key monthly Employment Report will be released on Friday. As usual, this data on the number of jobs, the unemployment rate, and wage inflation will be the most highly anticipated economic data of the month. The ISM Services Index will come out on February 5. The efforts to reach an agreement to fund the government after February 8 also could influence mortgage rates.


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El jurado de la Convocatoria RADAR está formado por 6 galerías y espacios culturales españoles interesados en descubrir nuevos talentos para exponerlos en sus espacios. 
 
DEADLINE: 02 MARZO 2018
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La Convocatoria RADAR está abierta a todo tipo de artista, de cualquier nacionalidad, residentes en cualquier país, sin límite de edad,  ideología, técnica y otras calificaciones. El premio anima a participar a artistas de todos los niveles.
Cada una de las 6 galerías seleccionadoras escogerá al artista que más le interese y le ofrecerá una exposición individual en su propio espacio, que podrá ser el preludio de una colaboración profesional duradera. Las galerías escogerán libremente y con completa autonomía su ganador y tienen la obligación de seleccionar a artistas con los cuales no hayan tenido nunca ninguna relación profesional previa.

Además, la comisión de comisarios seleccionará a 3 artistas ganadores que recibirán un premio en metálico: 800 euros para el primer clasificado, 400 para el segundo y 200 euros para el tercer clasificado.

 
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February 4, 2018
Global Ecommerce Topped $2.3 Trillion in 2017, eMarketer Estimates
 
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Bad News Doesn't Rattle Walmart Shoppers
 
It takes more than store closures and layoffs to change consumers' loyalties, new data from CivicScience finds. Read Article
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Retailers Are Making Strides with In-Store Data
 
Instead of fearing technology, retailers in the know are embracing new digital tools to help gather consumer information and improve the shopping experience. Read Article
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Many Brand Marketers Plan to Try Conversational Commerce
 
A survey of ecommerce professionals worldwide—representing agencies and brand marketers—found respondents plan to test a diverse range of technologies within the next two years, although some of their goals differ. Read Article
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Nearly Half of US Households Are Now Amazon Prime Subscribers
 
New data from Kantar Consulting shows that an impressive 45% of households are more than willing to pay Prime membership fees, in exchange for free two-day shipping, along with ancillary benefits like access to Amazon’s streamable content. Read Article
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Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects and Deadlines

The Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects and Deadlines, organized by the Fred Pryor Seminars & CareerTrack will take place on 6th March 2018 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like How to plan for the unexpected and manage the most difficult people and situations easily.






FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER - ARTS & CULTURE
VISUAL ARTS 
"Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil"
FEB 11 - JUNE 3 
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

 
CINEMA
"António One,Two,Three"  + "Gabriel and the Mountain"
FEB 28 - MARCH 3 
Film Society of Lincoln Center - Festival Neighboring Scenes


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MUSIC
"New York New Music Ensemble: New Works from Brazil" 
FEB 21 @ 7:00 PM 
Americas Society 

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Also this month
CINEMA
"In the Intense Now", by João Moreira Salles
JAN 31 - FEB 13
Film Forum 
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VISUAL ARTS  
 "Existence" with Rodrigo Moreira
FEB 2 - MAR 9 
Opening: Feb 2 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
b [x] Gallery (203 Harrison Place)
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MUSIC 
"Luis Simas" and guests 
FEB 8  @ 6:00 PM 
Birdland  

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MUSIC   
Mario Adnet: Jobim Jazz Live
FEB 9  - FEB 11 @ 7:30/9:30 PM  
Dizzy Club Coca Cola   

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MUSIC   
Gaia Wilmer Septet
FEB 18 @ 8:00 PM/9:30 PM

Cornelia Street Cafe     

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DANCE   
TAP &TOM with Felipe Galganni - Tap Dance + Bossa Nova
FEB 23 - 24   
Theater at 14th Street Y  
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VISUAL ARTS  
Sandra Jávera's Open Studio curated by AnnexB 
FEB 2  @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
203 Harrison Place, Studio 311     
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CINEMA  
"Araby", by Affonso Uchoa & João Dumans
FEB 4  @ 3:00 PM
MoMI  - Cinema Tropical Festival

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VISUAL ARTS 
Pop up "The Head is Round" curated by Gisela Gueiros 
FEB 9  @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
Lazy Susan Gallery (191 Henry St)  
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MUSIC  
Sonyc plays Villa -Lobos  
FEB 12  @ 7:00 PM
Americas Society
  
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CINEMA /LIVE PERFORMANCE
"Híbridos, the Spirits of Brazil", Vincent Moon / Priscilla Telmon  
FEB 19 @ 7:00 PM 
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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LITERATURE   
"Quarta Literária - Mulheres Extraordinárias"
FEB 28

Brazilian Endowment Arts (BEA)  
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Ongoing Events
VISUAL ARTS
Exhibition  "José Leonilson: Empty Man"
SEP 27 



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