Around the economic globe in 5 minutes

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Prominent economists are forecasting a significant deceleration of global economic growth and even double-dip recessions on the back of severe cuts in government spending and tax increases in some European countries as a result of huge budget deficits. Yes, you may well ask whether doom and gloom are our destiny. Read on for a whizz around the economic globe … […]






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U.S. economy could use some “animal spirits”

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Economists say it could be 2015 before unemployment is back down to 5.5%. WSJ’s David Wessel says for that to happen, business investment needs to lead the way. But that’s not happening … […]






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Real GDP Growth in the nascent stages of a recovery: History vs today

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“Economic history indicates that the recovery path of the U.S. economy is typically impressive in the early stages of a recovery. The median increase of real GDP in the four quarters of an economic recovery was 6.1% in the post-war period, excluding the expansions following the 1990-91 and 2001 recessions. Where does the current economic recovery rank?” asks Asha Bangalore in this guest post. […]






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Marc Faber – Central banks to “print money like crazy”

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Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report, says we have to distinguish between what central banks and the governments in the Western world say and what they will do. “… the whole burden to support the economy will fall on monetary policies … they’ll print money like crazy,” he remarked. […]






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Picture du Jour: Public sector debt – mature vs emerging countries

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This post includes a table showing public sector debt of selected mature and emerging countries. The contrast is staggering, particularly the rate at which debt is growing in the largest economies – more than 30% this year in the U.S., Japan and Britain. This trend represents a major reversal from the past, when investors in developing economies often had to factor in large sovereign debt, high default risk and wildly fluctuating currencies. […]






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Don Coxe webcast – updated (July 16, 2010)

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Don Coxe has updated his popular webcast on Friday, July 16. Follow the link from this post. […]






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