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    1. June 22, 2016

      Yellen warns on poor US productivity

      America’s prospects for much higher wage growth may be held back by the country’s poor productivity performance, Janet...

    2. May 25, 2016

      US productivity slips for first time in three decades

      Productivity is set to fall in the US for the first time in more than three decades, raising the prospect of persistent...

    1. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      US consumer confidence dips in April

      US consumer sentiment declined to its lowest level in two months, as optimism over the near-term outlook dimmed. A...

    2. April 19, 2016

      US faces big labour shortage, says business group

      The US faces significant labour shortages in a wide range of sectors as unemployment falls towards 4 per cent and the...

    3. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Turmoil fails to knock US consumer confidence

      An ugly start to the year for the US stock market, hasn’t shaken consumer confidence. Consumer sentiment jumped to a...

    4. November 25, 2015

      Frontier markets struggle to break through

      Frontier markets are sometimes referred to as pre-emerging economies in the belief that they will one day graduate to...

    5. November 16, 2015

      Companies fooled by China growth predictions, says think-tank

      Global companies have been fooled into investing too much in the wrong parts of China by inflated predictions of growth...

    6. August 25, 2015

      Dollar regains firmer footing as China cuts rates

      Calm returned to dollar trading after Monday’s global markets turmoil, fuelled by revived US stocks, robust house...

    7. FT Data

      July 16, 2015

      Datawatch: Chinese employment is set to fall this year

      Employment in China is set to fall this year for the first time in 50 years, according to estimates from the...

    8. May 25, 2015

      Weak productivity turns into a problem of global proportions

      Output per worker grew last year at its slowest rate since the millennium, with a slowdown evident in almost all...

    9. May 25, 2015

      Productivity: It’s a drag

      Drew Greenblatt surveys the shop floor of his small factory in a down-at-heel district of Baltimore, Maryland, where...

    10. March 31, 2015

      Healthcare and techs to seal quarter gains

      It was a choppy ride but US equities ended the first quarter of the year slightly higher as strong gains from the...

    11. March 3, 2015

      The US labour market in charts

      The US created the most jobs for a decade and a half in 2014, helping to push down unemployment and prompting the...

    12. January 25, 2015

      Productivity figures raise worries over UK economy

      Britain’s economy has lost the ability to improve output from existing labour and assets such as machinery and premises...

    13. November 14, 2014

      US retailers: running on empty

      There will be no coal in Christmas stockings this year. They will be brimming with shale oil instead. Or so investors...

    14. The A-List

      October 24, 2014

      Realising China’s sustainable growth rate

      Temple night market  © Ray Laskowitz / Getty Images The former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and his Harvard...

    15. Business Blog

      October 21, 2014

      Sudden death and succession: any company's worst nightmare

      No matter how good Total’s preparations, the death of its chief executive Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash late...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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....

    22. 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...

    23. January 9, 2014

      Challenges for CEOs in 2014

      Corporate leaders are going back to basics in 2014, positioning themselves for growth after a long post-crisis period...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. December 28, 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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