Tag Archives: Growth

China Is Now The World’s Largest Official Creditor

Hard to believe the transformation of China over the past forty years. Just before Deng Xiaoping led a large Chinese delegation in 1974 to a special session of the United Nations,  the story goes, the government made a frantic search through … Continue reading

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Q1 2019 GDP = “Stranger Things”

It is always prudent to look under the hood after a big unexpected beat or miss on a major headline economic number. Never so relevant than Friday’s GDP report, which blew out expectations, and appears right out of Stranger Things.  … Continue reading

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China growth lowest since 2009 – FT

China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in six years in the first quarter, highlighting the challenge of finding growth drivers amid a slowdown in the key pillars of construction and manufacturing. The FT’s Gabriel Wildau reports from Shanghai. For … Continue reading

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Euro Debt Constraining Growth – FT

Ralph Atkins, the FT’s capital markets editor, discusses high private sector debt levels in the eurozone with Moritz Kraemer, S&P’s chief sovereign ratings officer. Mr Kramer says Europe is ‘in for the long haul’ on debt deleveraging. For more video … Continue reading

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China targets leaner, cleaner growth – euronews

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Weekend Lecture: Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor

Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a discussion regarding Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor. … Continue reading

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China’s Economic Glide Path

The Economist out with an interesting piece on China’s economic growth. China faces a more sober economy in 2013 TO ITS many critics, the momentum of China’s economy is sustained by nothing but an outpouring of investment in plant, infrastructure … Continue reading

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Italians ask the IMF

In this video, the IMF invited Italians to share their biggest worries about Italy’s economy. The IMF’s top economist on Italy, Kenneth Kang, takes questions about unemployment, taxes, and growth as part of the IMF’s annual economic evaluation of Italy’s … Continue reading

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Flash Eurozone PMI Lowest Since July 2009

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Increase in Petroleum Deliveries Signals Stronger Economy

A good friend and one of the best energy hedge fund managers sent this over this morning. It is from Downstream Today.com, Total U.S. petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) increased 6.5 percent in November compared with November 2009, evidence … Continue reading

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