Category Archives: Economics

Economic spring in the US? – FT

John Authers picks over a mass of data to begin the second quarter, including jobs, manufacturing surveys, and corporate earnings. 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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ECB’s bond buying explained – FT

ECB’s plans to purchase private sector debt in focus The ECB surprised investors with its unconventional methods of reinvigorating eurozone growth. Rochelle Toplensky, the FT’s markets reporter, explains. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here … Continue reading

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A new hope – FT

John Authers reports on a respite for world markets, as data from the eurozone and the US raise hopes after a bad week. Filmed by Donell Newkirk. Edited by Paolo Pascual. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit … Continue reading

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Is stagnation destiny? – FT

Stag is a certainty, either in the form of stagflation or stagnation, according to UBS’s Lutfey Siddiqi. He tells John Authers why and also explains that technology may not help avoid this gloomy outlook and could even make it worse. … Continue reading

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Citigroup U.S. economic surprise index

Source:   Humble Student of the Markets

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US economy — on the road to recovery? – FT

America’s economy is motoring again, and the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006 — but the timing is uncertain. Is the real economy ready for a rate rise? US economics editor Sam … Continue reading

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Economic warning lights flash – FT

Poor US retail sales are merely the latest sign of weakness, with warning lights flashing in South Korean exports and semiconductor shares. James Mackintosh, investment editor, examines to what extent markets are prepared. For more video content from the Financial … Continue reading

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Italy’s economic renaissance? – FT

Italy is seeing growth after a long recession. Luigi Speranza, co-head of European economics at BNP Paribas, tells the FT’s economics correspondent Ferdinando Giugliano what’s driving the recovery and whether the country is finally leaving behind chronic low growth. For … Continue reading

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Greece debt crisis deepens – FT

The FT’s Gideon Rachman and Tony Barber discuss the deepening Greek debt crisis, focusing on the IMF’s pullout from talks, the increasing difficulty Greece faces to pay public sector workers and its growing isolation in negotiations with creditors. For more … Continue reading

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Europe’s investment paradox – FT

The eurozone has grown faster than the US, but despite improved economic conditions there is little sign of companies increasing investment. Sarah Gordon, FT’s business editor, asks Deloitte’s Chris Gentle why executives are still being cautious. For more video content … Continue reading

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