NewsWatch: Investors look to the second half of 2018 expecting growth—amid rising uncertainties

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Mexico’s presidential election: Investors need to know these key factors

Sunday’s presidential election will give Mexico a new leader, and with unorthodox candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador leading in the polls, market participants are preparing for what his administration could mean for Mexican assets and Nafta. See full story.

Housing is the least affordable in 10 years — here’s what’s to blame

Housing affordability – defined as housing payments divided by income – is at its most stretched since 2008, largely due to tepid wage growth. In reality, higher mortgage costs made housing less affordable before the housing bubble inflated. See full story.

Trump says Saudi Arabia agreed to raise oil output by ‘maybe up to’ 2 million barrels a day

President Donald Trump early Saturday said that crude-oil swing producer Saudi Arabia has agreed to raise output by as much as 2 million barrels a day. See full story.

Trump-era tariffs are hitting this one industry especially hard

Six months ago, the U.S. Department of Commerce levied its first tariffs on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper, resulting in a significant rise in the cost of newsprint. Now, newspapers are struggling to adapt. See full story.

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