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The European Manufacturing Boom Stumbles In March

Tuesday April 17, 2018 comments

The European Manufacturing Boom Stumbles In March

Europes manufacturing boom stumbled in March as optimism waned and demand ebbed owing to a powerful winter storm, surveys showed yesterday, but expansion was still broad-based across the continent. Factories in the currency bloc ended 2017 with record strong growth, so any slowdown from that pace is unlikely to stop decision-makers at the European Central Bank moving away from their ultra-easy policy stance. In Britain, deep in negotiations to leave the European Union, manufacturing growth cooled to a year low in the first... Read More


Brazil: Economic Recovery Conditional On Future Reforms

Monday April 2, 2018 comments

Brazil: Economic Recovery Conditional On Future Reforms

Analysts at Rabobank suggest that nearly two years after political events paved the way for a rational, consistent economic policy as the Brazilian economy and assets have been largely favored . Key Quotes With a little additional help from one-off events and a supportive global backdrop, the sound policymaking fostered improvement in broad financial conditions and real activity momentum. Past the worst recession in decades, the (gradual) recovery is consolidating and spreading across the sectors. Inflation and interest rates ... Read More


Japan's Economy Still Needs Help After $3 Trillion Spending Spree

Thursday March 15, 2018 comments

Japan's Economy Still Needs Help After $3 Trillion Spending Spree

Interest rates are rising in many of the world's major developed economies, with one big exception: Japan. The world's third-biggest economy is stuck with negative interest rates and an enormous easy money program. That contrasts starkly with the United States and Europe, where central bankers are more focused on how quickly to hike rates and wind down the massive stimulus measures they introduced after the global financial crisis. The reason for the difference is inflation. Or in Japan's case, the persistent lack of it. ... Read More


Student Debt Could Hold Back Economic Growth, Should Be Discharged In Bankruptcy

Thursday March 1, 2018 comments

Student Debt Could Hold Back Economic Growth, Should Be Discharged In Bankruptcy

Burgeoning levels of student loan debt could slow down economic growth over time, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday. Education debt swelled to nearly $1.38 trillion at the end of 2017, with 11 percent of borrowers 90 days or more delinquent, according to the New York Fed. Policymakers have sought ways to keep the student loan problem from swelling out of control but have struggled to come up with solutions. While the issue is primarily one for Congress to tackle, Powell said it could become an economic... Read More


Singapore’s Economic Growth Misses The Mark

Wednesday February 14, 2018 comments

Singapore’s Economic Growth Misses The Mark

Singapores economy lost some of its momentum in the fourth quarter and the government sees growth moderating slightly this year as an export boom in 2017 eases. Gross domestic product rose at a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of 2.1 percent from prior three months, trade ministry said Wednesday; Bloomberg survey median was 2 percent, while governments previous projection was 2.8 percent GDP expanded 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter from the same period in 2016; median estimate was for 2.9 percent While manufacturing... Read More


Japan's Older Generation Threatens Economy

Thursday February 1, 2018 comments

Japan's Older Generation Threatens Economy

Japanese population aged 65 and older will rise to 30% by 2030. Moodys Investors Service reported that Japanese population aged 65 and older will rise to 30% by 2030, from 17% in 2000, which poses risks to Japans economy, specifically in terms of GDP growth, and finance transactions. A declining labor force due to ageing population will cause GDP growth to slow down, Moodys said. Japans GDP only rose by 1% from 1995 to 2015, whilst it grew 3.7% in the decade before 1995. Its working age population in 1995 was high at... Read More


American Manufacturing Is Booming

Monday January 15, 2018 comments

American Manufacturing Is Booming

In the decade since the beginning of the Great Recession, industrial production (manufacturing, mining and electricity production) has been a political football of both the left and right. Its time to stop playing that game, and a good way to start is to review some facts about these industries, which continue to provide a significant share of the Midwestern economy. We are now at the peak of industrial production in the United States. By every measure of production, we are at record levels. The industrial production index peaked in... Read More


Has China’s Growth Finally Stabilized?

Tuesday January 2, 2018 comments

Has China’s Growth Finally Stabilized?

Though Chinas financial system is fraught with vulnerabilities, many economists believe that the country has at last entered a new period of stable growth of about 6.5% per year an assessment echoed by the IMF. Given slowing fixed-asset investment growth, however, they would do well to rein in their expectations. BEIJING For the last decade or so, Chinas economy has been on something of a roller coaster ride. As 2018 begins, is the country approaching a new ascent, a steep drop, or something in between? ... Read More


Factors Fueling Automation In IT

Friday December 15, 2017 comments

Factors Fueling Automation In IT

Automation is on the rise in IT shops, especially in the infrastructure and operations realm. Some automation discussions make it sound like a boogeyman automations coming to get you but that misses the point.Its important to understand and be able to articulate the why of automation. Automation enables teams to unlock the potential of modern technologies, methodologies, and ITs ongoing evolution from back-end support shop to business driver. Its not as much a trend as it is a necessity for todays development and... Read More


US Opposes China Market Economy Status At WTO

Friday December 1, 2017 comments

US Opposes China Market Economy Status At WTO

The United States has formally told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it opposes granting China market economy status, a position that if upheld would allow Washington to maintain high anti-dumping duties on Chinese goods. The statement of opposition, made public on Thursday, was submitted as a third-party brief in support of the European Union in a dispute with China that could have major repercussions for the trade body's future. China is fighting the EU for recognition as a market economy, a designation that would... Read More





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