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Economic troubles

While every major economy in the world has followed essentially the same monetary policy since 2008, their fiscal policies have been very different and the divergence in outcomes, especially when we compare the United States and Europe, has … as in the United States for most of the post-crisis period, or where governments decided to downplay their fiscal tightening plans, as in Britain this year or Japan in 2013, have generally done better, both in terms of economics and finance.


We therefore don’t need to be rocket scientists to understand why the global economy is slowing. The simple truth, as Denmark has suddenly realised, is that the central banks can’t print babies. And only babies, when they grow up, can create …

FED ends bond buying

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and signaled confidence the U.S. economic recovery would remain on track despite signs of a slowdown in many parts of the global … — Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:58:56 -0700


If Germany was a closed economy, the excess of savings over investments would lead to a sharp fall in interest rates to levels even lower than the current ones and to a protracted deflation. Fortunately for Germany, its economy is not … Given that Germans as a nation are one of the world’s largest net savers, by definition they have to invest abroad and it is no surprise that they are therefore badly hit when financial crises erupt somewhere around the world. Europe is thus in a Catch-22. — Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:00:38 -0700


Although the U.S. share of world GDP has gradually declined since the mid-20th century, the broader importance of the United States to the global economy has diminished less, or possibly not at all, as a result of increasing financial linkages … — Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:05:00 -0700


At the same time, demand growth remained low, around 1.3 mb/d, due to slower global economic growth, and to gradual but steady transitioning to environmentally-friendly energy sources. In its 2013 Medium-Term Oil Market Report, the IEA … — Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:17:26 -0700

China Economy

economics–not a science. political science —not a science. philosophy—-not a science. all is imprecise and at the very base level our collective actions resemble most closely the patterns discerned explicitly in primates. all the fancy nomenclature of the various social sciences is just lipstick on a pig. … Here in America a much larger share of household wealth, approximately 71% is stored in financial instruments. …. 10-27 21:37: Kuroda Comedy Hour (Or Has The World Gone Mad.

ECB Policy

This should facilitate more lending in Europe, which will help economic growth,” said Mr. Constancio. However, there is still some … He has studied and worked in the global financial and stock markets since 1984. Profile photo of Paul Ebeling. — Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:46:02 -0700

China Growth

lowest level of growth since the global financial crisis in 2008. China′s national statistics bureau pointed to a complicated domestic and global environment for the slide. “In general, the economy has remained stable and actually improved … — Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:03:30 -0700


… successfully emailed the post. Finance More: Brazil Dilma Rosseff Jim Chanos … I thought it was timely this week that if that’s what happens and if investors knee jerk run into the Bovespa and buy Petrobras because Neves wins, I think it’s a great entry point on the short side in this story because it doesn’t change the economies of the situation,” Chanos told Bloomberg TV. Rousseff’s win changes the …. African Adventures. 2,699. The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now. — Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:17:00 -0700