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Rickards: Here's Where The Next Crisis Starts
So many credit crises are brewing, it’s hard to keep track without a scorecard.
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Mexico's First-Quarter Output Revised Up, But Growth Stalls In April
Mexico’s economy grew slightly faster in first quarter 2018 than previously estimated. First-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) was revised to 4.6 percent, up from the prior estimate of 4.5 percent.
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June 2018 Consumer Expectations: Household Finance And Income Picture Brightens
Households' expectations about income, earnings, and spending growth all recovered from a slight dip in May, as did year-ahead expectations about household financial situations.
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June 2018 Small Business Optimism: Index Soars, Hitting Several Records
The Small Business Optimism Index posted its sixth-highest reading in survey history for the month of June, at 107.2, down 0.6 from May.
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Japan's Lost Decade Vs. The US Great Recession
Japan began a period of persistent slow growth and low inflation in the 1990s, which has been termed Japan’s “Lost Decade."
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Federal Debt Projected To Grow To 152% Of GDP By 2048
The CBO released The 2018 Long-Term Budget Outlook. The report finds that if current laws generally remained unchanged, growing budget deficits would boost debt sharply in coming years.
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Betting On India
3 years ago
I am a foreigner who lives in India about 6 months a year. there is a theory that a ship runs smoother if all rowers are rowing in the same direction - even if it is wrong. At this point Rajan is the rower trying to move the ship in the opposite direction. It is significantly easier to slow an economy down than speed it up - in fact, i see no evidence from anywhere in the world that monetary policy can be used to accelerate an economy. Rajan's policies are a brake on the indian economy.
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