Category Archives: Economics

France tries to sell a new revolution – FT

Four-day conference at the Grand Palais showcases French business achievements but worries over the country’s competitiveness persist. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not observable)

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U.S. Q3 GDP Growth Revised Up to 3.9%

The revision to U.S. Q3 GDP growth came in better than expected.   The BEA reported this morning, Real gross domestic product — the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes — … Continue reading

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U.S. service sector business activity slows

Markit reported its flash PMI for the U.S. service sector this morning, coming in at 56.3 and softer than the expectation of 57.3, The seasonally adjusted Markit Flash U.S. Services PMI™ Business Activity Index – which is based on approximately … Continue reading

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Ifo Business Climate in Germany

The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose in November to 104.7 points from 103.2 points in October. The business climate previously deteriorated six times in a row. Assessments of the current business situation are slightly … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Structural Opportunities in the US Economy

Speaker: Jason Furman Chair: Professor John Van Reenen Recorded on 5 November 2014. Jason Furman’s talk will focus on the three major structural opportunities that he sees in the US economy: the slowdown in health costs; the boom in energy; … Continue reading

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Philly Fed’s highest reading since December 1993

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve reported its Business Outlook this morning, The survey’s broadest measure of manufacturing conditions, the diffusion index of current activity, increased from 20.7 in October to 40.8 this month and has now been positive for nine consecutive … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf on Charlie Rose

Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator for the Financial Times on his latest book: The Shifts and the Shocks. Click here for interview (click here if pictures are not observable)

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Which country has the biggest economy? – Economist

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IMF casts gloomy cloud – FT

The outlook for the global economy has darkened, according to the International Monetary Fund. Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, and Ferdinando Giugliano, global economy news editor, discuss why IMF forecasts are now so negative. For more video content from the … Continue reading

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Germany recession fears – FT

Germany’s industrial output suffered its biggest monthly drop in five years, stoking fears it could fall into recession. Stefan Wagstyl, chief Germany correspondent, reports on whether concerns about Europe’s biggest economy are warranted. For more video content from the Financial … Continue reading

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