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  1. September 14, 2014

    US managers caught out by bond market rally

    Almost all actively-managed US long-dated government bond funds underperformed their benchmarks in the first half of the...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    Guest post: give military support to Ukraine and save the Baltics

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Friday’s abduction on Estonian soil of Eston Kohver, an officer in Estonia’s...

  1. beyondbrics

    September 7, 2014

    Mexico 2015 GDP growth forecast underlines strength

    Mexico’s 2015 budget may contain a slightly lower growth forecast than originally anticipated, but compared to other...

  2. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2014

    US income and wealth inequality facts of the day

    The Federal Reserve has just released its Survey of Consumer Finances for the year 2013. These surveys occur every three...

  3. FT Alphaville

    September 2, 2014

    iPhone 6, the GDP effect

    Can just one product deliver a 1 per cent boost to Chinese export growth? If that product is Apple’s iPhone 6, then...

  4. beyondbrics

    September 2, 2014

    iPhone 6 to boost Taiwan's GDP

    As rumours swirl about the design of Apple’s iPhone 6 ahead of its hotly anticipated debut next week, economists have made...

  5. September 1, 2014

    Fed ignores likelihood of weaker growth

    The US Federal Reserve may have a problem. When it finally does move to increase short-term interest rates, it may prove too...

  6. beyondbrics

    August 29, 2014

    Brazil's GDP: the dismal numbers

    Brazil’s economy is, by the standard definition, in recession. Its GDP contracted 0.6 per cent in the second quarter from...

  7. August 28, 2014

    US rebound stronger than first thought

    The US economy’s second quarter bounce was stronger than previously thought, with the official annualised growth estimate...

  8. August 24, 2014

    US / EU banks: leftovers

    There are very few rich pickings for US banks these days. Regulators and litigators remain at their throats, making money...

  9. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    Reform vs seasonality in Chinese GDP stats

    We had feared that one of most famous of Chinese statistical quirks might have abandoned us forever. The reported combined...

  10. August 13, 2014

    Japan suffers worst economic contraction since tsunami of 2011

    Japan has suffered its worst economic contraction since the earthquake and tsunami more than three years ago, providing...

  11. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    Record remittance inflows boost Bangladesh GDP outlook

    Remittances sent home by Bangladeshi workers overseas rose 19.7 per cent to a record monthly high of $1.4bn in July,...

  12. August 12, 2014

    Q&A: Japan’s GDP and the sales tax shock

    Japan is poised to announce preliminary gross domestic product data for the second quarter on Wednesday. Economists expect...

  13. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    Demographics and US GDP growth

    Credit Suisse’s global demographics research team came out with a new note on Friday featuring some enlightening charts...

  15. August 7, 2014

    Spiky trading upsets US share listing plans

    A spike in volatility in global equity and bond trading in July weighed on the market for initial public offerings in the US...

  16. August 7, 2014

    Bad US productivity – is it a trend or a blip?

    The gross domestic product data for the second quarter of 2014 showed that the US economy bounced back strongly, and with...

  17. August 1, 2014

    US adds 209,000 jobs as hiring slows

    US employment showed solid growth in July, but did not reflect the rapid improvement that could have put pressure on the...

  18. August 1, 2014

    US recovery rouses inflation concerns

    It cannot be a good idea to begin a column by parsing the utterances of the Federal Reserve’s open market committee on the...

  19. July 30, 2014

    US economy roars back with 4% growth in the second quarter

    The US economy roared ahead with annualised growth of 4 per cent in the second quarter, confirming that weakness early this...

  20. July 29, 2014

    US stocks retreat ahead of Fed decision

    US stocks ended lower as some encouraging news on the economy was offset by fresh worries over Russia and an earnings and...

  21. July 28, 2014

    Russia sanctions: Bond film

    Water, water everywhere, and damned if it isn’t a prohibited financial transaction under US and/or EU law to drink it. This...

  22. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    A small and significant problem

    A small squall or a broad based pall? BCA Research have spotted that small capitalisation stocks have been under pressure...

  23. July 27, 2014

    Federal Reserve set to hold course with $10bn taper

    The Federal Reserve is set to stay its course with another $10bn taper of its quantitative easing programme this week, but...

  24. July 22, 2014

    The errors of conservatives obscure the case for trade

    Twenty years after Bill Clinton, former US president, signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, its very name chills...

  25. July 22, 2014

    Dodd-Frank has made banks safer but slowed economy, data show

    Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill was signed, US banks are more stable and better capitalised. But this...

  26. July 17, 2014

    Q&A: The latest western sanctions on Russia explained

    The US has imposed its harshest sanctions yet on Russia to protest at its conduct in Ukraine, targeting big companies such...

  27. July 16, 2014

    US recovery could test healthcare gains

    Hopes that the US is finally tackling its most difficult long-term fiscal challenge – the growth in healthcare spending –...

  28. July 16, 2014

    China’s GDP: What the economists think

    China’s economic growth accelerated slightly to 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, ahead of economists’ consensus...

  29. July 16, 2014

    China’s second-quarter GDP rises 7.5%

    China’s economy expanded by 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, accelerating slightly from the first quarter and improving...

  30. July 14, 2014

    Earnings growth urgently needed to extend bull run

    Equity investors challenged over record high equity prices and lofty valuations have a trump card: US companies are highly...

  31. July 10, 2014

    Congress nears deal on road funding

    A deal is taking shape in Congress to renew highway funding for at least a few months, as lawmakers scrambled to resolve a...

  32. Andrew Smithers

    July 8, 2014

    With GDP, facts depend on how you measure them

    US gross domestic product was increased last year by much more than the growth of the economy. This sleight of hand was...

  33. July 4, 2014

    Has GDP outgrown its use?

    What do the price of hair-salon services in Beijing and sexual services in London have in common? The answer is that,...

  34. Gavyn Davies

    June 29, 2014

    Glass half full for the US economy

    The revised data for US real GDP that were published last week would ordinarily have caused a major shock in global markets....

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Calm ain’t bad, necessarily: David provides a counterpoint to worries about the stuffy...

  36. June 25, 2014

    Reasons to be cheerful, despite shrinkage of the US economy

    The US economy shrank far more in the first quarter than anyone imagined, dropping 2.9 per cent on an annualised basis...

  37. June 25, 2014

    Winter and healthcare hit US growth

    The US economy faces a steeper climb back to positive territory after one of the country’s worst winters on record helped...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2014

    Colombia's GDP: goal!

    Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to avoid...

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