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  1. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2014

    Do China's Q1 GDP numbers gloss reality?

    China’s release of GDP data on Wednesday is triggering a fresh bout of scepticism over the accuracy of Beijing’s statistics....

  2. April 16, 2014

    S&P 500 back in sight of record high

    Wednesday 21:00 BST. Wall Street continued to recover from its recent technology-led sell-off as the latest data on the...

  1. April 15, 2014

    GDP is flawed – just not the way most people think

    At Oxford university, many students regard attendance at lectures as optional. So teachers who fail to enlighten or...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were under pressure in the face of fresh tension in Ukraine and after the S&P 500 dropped to a...

  3. April 10, 2014

    US labour productivity: key to lasting growth

    Fixed capital investment, which excludes changes in inventories, comprises business investment in equipment and intellectual...

  4. April 7, 2014

    Forecasts of US fiscal Armageddon are wrong

    Conventional wisdom has it that the American national debt is out of control, and that cutting the federal deficit is an...

  5. FT Data

    April 7, 2014

    Moving from GDP to economic well-being

    Falling inflation, galloping house prices, rising retail sales and growing business confidence are all feeding into...

  6. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Nigeria's GDP recalculation: the hidden costs

    Nigeria has overtaken South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy after the government released updated figures that...

  7. April 6, 2014

    Nigeria almost doubles GDP in recalculation

    Nigeria overtook South Africa on Sunday to become Africa’s largest economy and 26th largest in the world after the...

  8. April 3, 2014

    US equity bulls confident growth will speed up

    US equity bulls are looking to March’s jobs report on Friday with rising confidence that America’s strengthening economy...

  9. April 3, 2014

    The link between Japan’s exports and GDP

    Japan increased its consumption tax from 5 per cent to 8 per cent on April fools’ day. It seems unlikely that the negative...

  10. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2014

    Killing a chart, but not the margin question

    The pseudonymous Jesse Livermore returns to his mission of demolishing favourite bear arguments, hollow reasoning he thinks...

  11. March 30, 2014

    US energy boom fuels population and income growth

    The US energy revolution triggered population and income growth last year in regions mainly west of the Mississippi river...

  12. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2014

    The capex call

    Like other parts of the US economic recovery — housing, the labour market — capital expenditures by companies have been a...

  13. March 27, 2014

    US economy grew 2.6% in fourth quarter

    The US economy grew a bit faster than previously thought in the fourth quarter thanks to stronger consumer spending....

  14. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2014

    Colombia’s GDP: Thumbs up

    In another sign that Colombia’s economy is on track, data released on Thursday by the national statistics agency show GDP...

  15. March 20, 2014

    Few of US long-term jobless find work

    America’s long-term jobless face huge obstacles in returning to steady full-time employment, with just 11 per cent...

  16. March 19, 2014

    US current account deficit falls again

    The US current account deficit dropped to 2.3 per cent of gross domestic product last year, hitting its lowest level since...

  17. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Analysts slash China GDP forecasts, see support

    Investment banks slashed forecasts for China’s GDP growth on Thursday after Beijing reported the biggest slowdown in...

  18. March 13, 2014

    US companies are highly leveraged

    It is common to read claims that “US companies’ balance sheets are in good shape”. But, as I showed in my last blog, the...

  19. March 11, 2014

    Wall Street less important to US economy than thought

    The much-criticised US financial sector contributes far less to economic output than previously thought, say official...

  20. March 11, 2014

    A world awash with debt

    A combination of sharp falls in asset prices and debt levels has caused financial crises. This was the case in the US in...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2014

    China's GDP: Premier winks at the "Keqiang index"

    When China’s premier was an up-and-comer in the provinces, he famously told US diplomats that he looked at indicators...

  22. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Guest post: Argentina and Detroit - different (zip) codes

    By Marcelo Etchebarne Mihanovich of Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly Two cases pending in US federal courts show how sovereign...

  23. March 4, 2014

    Obama aims to rally Democrats with $3.9tn US budget

    President Barack Obama has laid out a $3.9tn budget that slashed tax breaks for the wealthiest households and businesses to...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    China’s GDP growth target to reveal policy intentions

    So rarely does China’s official GDP growth target bear more than a passing resemblance to subsequent reality (see chart),...

  25. March 3, 2014

    Harsh weather still depressing US car sales

    February’s miserable weather across much of the mainland US led to car sales declines for the three biggest manufacturers...

  26. The A-List

    March 3, 2014

    Low growth – the new economic reality

    Until recently, the US was always the world’s “consumer of last resort”. Since the collapse of the Bretton Woods exchange...

  27. February 28, 2014

    US GDP cut to 2.4% as growth slows

    The US economy grew at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2013 than initially estimated, extending a string of weak data...

  28. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    Brazil's GDP: better than expected but worries remain

    Some good news at last for the beleaguered Brazilian government: GDP growth in 2014 was 2.3 per cent, including 0.7 per cent...

  29. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING -”Keynes’ theory, in other words, is just as compatible with small, lean governments as it is with...

  30. Gavyn Davies

    February 23, 2014

    Global GDP growth after the G20 summit

    The G20 Summit in Sydney ended on Sunday with a call to boost global growth by 0.5 per cent per annum from 2014-18, thus...

  31. February 23, 2014

    G20 aims to add $2tn to global economy

    The world’s biggest economies have agreed to target reforms aimed at adding more than $2tn to the global economy over five...

  32. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2014

    Mexico: where's the growth gone?

    The Mexican economy grew by 1.1 per cent in 2013, its slowest rate since the 2009 recession and well short of the 3.5 per...

  33. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    This isn't nuts. Where's the cash?

    Interruption not inflection, says BoAML’s Michael Hartnett, who sees the beginning not the end of the fun. With the...

  34. February 16, 2014

    Novartis puts pressure on India over patent abuse

    Novartis has urged US and European governments to “apply pressure” on India to respect intellectual property and warned New...

  35. February 14, 2014

    Eurozone exceeds hopes in recovery

    The eurozone’s recovery beat expectations at the end of last year, boosting hopes that the region’s crisis years were over...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 5, 2014

    Indonesia GDP: analysts' view

    Indonesian GDP came in higher than expected in Q4, up 5.7 per cent year-on-year in the quarter, above the average forecast...

  37. February 3, 2014

    US data and debt ceiling concerns rattle markets

    Weak US manufacturing data and a new warning about the federal debt ceiling shook financial markets on Monday underlining...

  38. FT Alphaville

    January 30, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - How much did Goldman rip Libya off? - Why aren’t imports growing faster than GDP? - When...

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