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(Z1) Bear Trend Resumes

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Most Asia EMFX Pare Initial Gains

EQUITIES

Nikkei 225 Outperforms In Asia

GOLD

Away From Thursday's Lows

JGBS

Early Dynamic Prevails

     
Data for: April 2019
Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
Announced corporate layoffs, not seasonally adjusted
Sums and averages calculated by MNI
Month                Layoffs                   Month  Layoffs     Month  Layoffs
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Dec-19                                        Dec-18    43884    Dec-17    32423
Nov-19                                        Nov-18    53073    Nov-17    35038
Oct-19                                        Oct-18    75644    Oct-17    29831
Sep-19                                        Sep-18    55285    Sep-17    32346
Aug-19                                        Aug-18    38472    Aug-17    33825
Jul-19                                        Jul-18    27122    Jul-17    28307
Jun-19                                        Jun-18    37202    Jun-17    31105
May-19                                        May-18    31517    May-17    33092
Apr-19                 40023                  Apr-18    36081    Apr-17    36602
Mar-19                 60587                  Mar-18    60357    Mar-17    43310
Feb-19                 76835                  Feb-18    35369    Feb-17    36957
Jan-19                 52988                  Jan-18    44653    Jan-17    45934
Quarter Sum:                            Quarter Sum:
4Q-19                     --                   4Q-18   172601     4Q-17    97292
3Q-19                     --                   3Q-18   120879     3Q-17    94478
2Q-19                  40023                   2Q-18   104800     2Q-17   100799
1Q-19                 190410                   1Q-18   140379     1Q-17   126201
Year Sum:                                  Year Sum:
2019                  230433                    2018   538659      2017   418770
Monthly Averages                Monthly Averages for
for Quarter:                                Quarter:
4Q-19                     --                   4Q-18    57534     4Q-17    32431
3Q-19                     --                   3Q-18    40293     3Q-17    31493
2Q-19                  40023                   2Q-18    34933     2Q-17    33600
1Q-19                  63470                   1Q-18    46793     1Q-17    42067
Monthly Averages:                  Monthly Averages:
2019                   57608                    2018    44888      2017    34898
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: shikha.dave@marketnews.com
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