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  1. The A-List

    August 29, 2014

    China’s misleading economic indicators

    Whether one feels positive or negative about China’s economic prospects, everyone can agree that its indicators are a mess....

  2. April 29, 2014

    Confidence dips in Europe and US

    Europe Europe’s economic confidence gauge unexpectedly dipped this month from the three-year high touched in March. The...

  1. February 26, 2014

    HK economy expands, Mexico current account deficit at record

    Asia Pacific Taiwan: Seasonally adjusted unemployment declined by 0.07 of a percentage point to 4.07 per cent , while total...

  2. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos: Why delegates shouldn't take trust for granted

    The usual pre-Davos flurry of surveys reveals delegates should be worrying about trust in business more than they seem to...

  3. January 21, 2014

    The horrors recede but fragilities remain

    The world can wave goodbye to most of the horrors of the past six years, economic experts attending the World Economic Forum...

  4. FT Alphaville

    January 14, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Felix Salmon on why data isn’t everything. - Martin Wolf: Failing elites threaten our future. -...

  5. January 14, 2014

    Productivity crisis haunts global economy

    A productivity crisis is stalking the global economy with most countries failing last year to improve their overall...

  6. January 9, 2014

    Corporate leaders to focus on the basics

    Corporate leaders are signalling a return to business basics in 2014 as they focus on developing and engaging employees and...

  7. August 25, 2013

    US faces mixed outlook in latest economic data releases

    Key US indicators are set to present two very different pictures of the state of the economy this week. The second release...

  8. July 24, 2013

    Corporate investment: A mysterious divergence

    Robert Grant made a solid career out of Botox and breast implants. With a broad smile, he looks like Hollywood’s version of...

  9. January 17, 2013

    Productivity figures rock economic hopes

    Global productivity growth has slowed for the second year running as weakening demand and innovation take their toll in...

  10. January 9, 2013

    Business leaders focus on their staff

    Business leaders will focus on corporate self-help this year as they try to offset external pressure from slow economic...

  11. December 27, 2012

    Hopes for fiscal cliff deal fade

    Barack Obama will meet congressional leaders on Friday afternoon in an effort to kick start stalled budget negotiations...

  12. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP One of those days when Harry Reid moved stocks. Apparently. The S&P 500 closed down 0.5 per cent at 1,398.14, while...

  13. November 27, 2012

    US growth hopes lifted by housing data

    US housing prices have risen for a sixth consecutive month, confirming a faster- than-expected revival in the sector that...

  14. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Stock markets traded on firmer ground as better US economic data helped investors gain...

  15. beyondbrics

    October 8, 2012

    Chart of the week: it's the labour productivity, stupid

    As emerging economies record another year of growth far in excess of the developed world’s, they cut into the advanced...

  16. September 3, 2012

    The US economy may surprise us all

    In the past three years, the most noteworthy aspect of the US recovery has been its weakness. The headwinds arising from the...

  17. August 31, 2012

    Something for the weekend

    A spell working overseas is believed to enhance an individual’s career prospects as well as invigorate creativity. But a new...

  18. FT Alphaville

    August 28, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP Volume light, indices flat. Some 4.6bn shares were traded on US exchanges on Tuesday, compared to a 6.6bn daily...

  19. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND UP Markets hummed along today ahead of the Fed’s Jackson Hole symposium later this week, as investors hoped for news...

  20. July 31, 2012

    Economic data pierce US gloom

    There was rare good news on the US economy as house prices and consumer confidence rose the day before a crucial decision by...

  21. July 29, 2012

    Labour reforms boost eurozone exports

    Eurozone economies need not abandon the single currency to make their exports more competitive because labour market reforms...

  22. July 27, 2012

    US economic growth slows to 1.5%

    The world’s largest economy has suffered a worrying loss of momentum with US growth slowing to an annualised rate of 1.5 per...

  23. Martin Wolf's Exchange

    July 24, 2012

    Fallacies about work and the crisis

    Economic crises bring forth a great deal of nonsense. One of the most frequent bits of such nonsense is the idea that the...

  24. July 1, 2012

    US groups lag behind on ESG

    US companies are lagging far behind their counterparts in the European Union on transparency of environmental and social...

  25. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2012

    China’s holy grail: a leading indicator

    For anyone foolhardy enough to make Chinese economic forecasts, a constant problem is the lack of crystal balls at hand. The...

  26. March 4, 2012

    Board make-up becomes a governance issue

    Regulators, politicians and shareholders are stepping up pressure on companies for greater board diversity as part of a...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2012

    Confidence bounce

    It was just last October that we mockingly called it the Conference Board consumer “confidence” survey after it plummeted...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2012

    Unemployment rises in peripheral Europe while confidence falls in US

    Unemployment figures have highlighted the widening gap between Germany and many fellow eurozone members, a day after Angela...

  29. January 31, 2012

    Jobs and fuel prices weigh on US confidence

    Worries over the job market and higher petrol prices dragged US consumer confidence lower this month, while house prices...

  30. January 17, 2012

    Jobs at risk as global productivity slows

    The rate at which workers are raising their productivity in the world’s advanced economies fell by half in 2011, and is even...

  31. December 27, 2011

    Confidence grows among US consumers

    Consumers have grown more optimistic about the US economy, looking past a weak housing market and uncertainty in Europe to...

  32. beyondbrics

    December 14, 2011

    Chinese property: game over?

    China faces its first real estate crash. That’s the sobering conclusion of Jamil Anderlini’s report in Wednesday’s FT on the...

  33. November 29, 2011

    Euro trades higher after Rome’s debt auction

    The dollar fell across the board on Tuesday as investors favoured commodity currencies following a rally in US equity...

  34. FT Alphaville

    October 25, 2011

    US consumer "confidence" at recessionary levels

    A list of antonyms for “confidence”: “uncertainty”, “disbelief”, “carefulness”, “caution”, “circumspection”, “prudence”,...

  35. October 25, 2011

    Gloom holds back US economy

    The gloom of US consumers has emerged as one of the greatest threats to the world’s largest economy as new data showed...

  36. September 27, 2011

    US housing: the bright side

    Psst! Interested in a contrarian or upbeat interpretation of Tuesday’s otherwise routinely vapid confidence and house price...

  37. September 27, 2011

    Data point to stagnant US economy

    The US economy continues to struggle as new data on Tuesday showed stagnant house prices and very weak consumer confidence,...

  38. September 25, 2011

    Economic Outlook: US to test market nerves

    A series of statistics due out this week will test sentiment toward economic conditions in the US after the Federal...

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