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Advance Estimate 1Q2017 GDP Quarter-Over-Quarter Growth At 0.7 Percent
The advance estimate of first quarter 2017 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a positive 0.7 %. This growth is less good than the previous quarter's 2.1 % if one looks at quarter-over-quarter headline growth.
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Recession To Recovery: A Decade In Perspective
In the complex U.S. economy, trends do not often fit cleanly into categories such as cyclical and secular. Broadly speaking, though, it is possible to classify certain developments as mainly cyclical and others as more persistent, or secular.
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Is Chinese Growth Overstated?
For analysts of the Chinese economy, questions about the accuracy of the country’s official GDP data are a frequent source of angst, leading many to seek guidance from alternative indicators.
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The Euro Is Stronger Than You Think
Since the European sovereign debt crisis emerged in early 2010, not a single member country has left the euro, and three new member countries (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) have been added.
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March 2017 Headline New Home Sales Improve And Above Expectations
The headlines say new home sales improved and was above market expectations.
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Reducing Inequality Could Be A Matter Of Survival
Global inequality today is at a level last seen in the late nineteenth century - and it is continuing to rise. With it has come a surging sense of disenfranchisement that has fueled alienation and anger, and even bred nationalism and xenophobia.
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Betting On India
2 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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