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Hong Kong

Hong Kong ranked the world’s 2nd most competitive economy, up from the 4th place last year, according to IMD.
http://www.livetradingnews.com/ — Sat, 30 May 2015 18:30:52 -0700

How to better analyze the performance of the U.S. economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis plans to launch two new statistics that will serve as tools to help businesses, economists, policymakers and the American public better analyze the performance of the U.S. economy. These tools will be …
https://thefaintofheart.wordpress.com/ — Sat, 30 May 2015 19:18:49 -0700

Currency wars

The issue is: what’s more important to China, building a strong and sound currency or gaining acceptance to the world stage of banking and finance? They may be communists (by name), but they aren’t stupid. So we’ll wager it’s the latter.
http://www.moneymorning.com.au/ — Thu, 28 May 2015 18:59:28 -0700

US economy

Vocativ. We’re about to get some terrible news about the US economy. Sort of. On Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET, the Bureau of Economic Analysis will release its second estimate of first quarter GDP, which is expected to show the economy …
http://www.businessinsider.com/ — Thu, 28 May 2015 14:18:48 -0700

Russia’s economy is suffering

Russia’s economy has slowed sharply since the beginning of last year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and a plunge in the price of oil, Russia’s main export. Russian GDP growth fell into negative territory in November last year …
http://toinformistoinfluence.com/ — Wed, 27 May 2015 23:00:00 -0700

Can Music Help Spain’s Economy Recover

Even as the country’s young indignados demand major reforms, Primavera is proof that a well-run music festival can be an anchor for a recovering economy and a central element of its tourism.” Email this to someone · Share on Facebook …
http://www.artsjournal.com/ — Wed, 27 May 2015 17:43:47 -0700

Twitter in China

“This seems to be a moment in time where Chinese corporations really feel the urge to be global and in fact, there’s even a mandate from the government saying ‘go global’, which is exciting.” The San Francisco-based company already works …
http://www.businessinsider.com/moneygame — Tue, 26 May 2015 22:47:23 -0700

Africa’s economy

The latest economic forecast for Africa is a downward revision from projections made in 2014 which suggested the region’s economy would expand by 5.7 percent this year. Johannesburg (AFP) – Africa’s overall economy should advance in … http://www.thepromota.co.uk/ — Tue, 26 May 2015 21:09:18 -0700

Greece: default is just round the corner

It looks like the honeymoon is definitely over for Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The government is losing political support both internally and externally, its ministers are admitting that it won’t be able to make its upcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) payments, and opposition politicians fear capital controls will be brought in the upcoming bank holiday weekend.

http://www.businessinsider.com/moneygame — Mon, 25 May 2015 23:01:00 -0700

Brazil

Brazil economy is sliding into recession while unemployment, officially at 6.4 percent, has reached a four-year high. Yet the country’s politics are increasingly dysfunctional and seemingly incapable of stemming the tide of bad news.
http://atlanticsentinel.com/ — Mon, 25 May 2015 20:39:31 -0700