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ECONOMY • Today
Government workers strike: It's a struggle to make ends meet
June 18, 2019
Outsourced catering and security staff at the government's business department want the London living wage.
Economic News
ECB's De Guindos Says Bank Will Act If Inflation Expectations De-anchor
June 19, 2019
European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos said that the central bank will react with a combination of measures if it perceives that inflation is set to deviate from its target, and further asset purchases remain a possibility. Speaking to the broadcaster CNBC, de Guindos said ECB has an ample range of instruments at its disposal and quantitative easing, or QE, is "one of them".
UK Inflation Moves To 2% Target On Lower Air Fares, Car Prices
June 19, 2019
UK inflation slowed to the central bank target in May, thanks to lower costs for air travel and falling car prices, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Consumer price inflation hit the Bank of England's target of 2 percent in May versus 2.1 percent in April. The rate also matched economists' expectations.
Poland Average Gross Wages Rise Faster Than Expected
June 19, 2019
Poland's average gross wages rose at a faster-than-expected rate in May, figures from Statistics Poland showed on Wednesday.
UK Manufacturing Output Growth Weakest Since 2016: CBI
June 19, 2019
The UK manufacturing output eased to halt in the three months to June on sharp contraction in automobile production, the Industrial Trends survey data from the Confederation of British Industry showed Wednesday.
Portugal Producer Price Inflation Slows In May
June 19, 2019
Portugal's producer price inflation slowed in May, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Wednesday.
Hong Kong Jobless Rate Steady
June 19, 2019
Hong Kong's unemployment rate remained stable during the March to May period, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Wednesday.
South Africa Inflation Rises In May
June 19, 2019
South Africa's consumer price inflation rose in May after slowing in the previous month, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.
Economic Highlights
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ECONOMY • Analysis
How Chick-fil-A Got Big by Keeping Its Menu Small
June 18, 2019
Chick-fil-A is expanding off the strength of its simple chicken sandwich. WSJ explains how its leaner menu helps the company avoid some of the pitfalls of its competitors. Photo Illustration: Carter McCall/The Wall Street Journal

Economic Analysis

Government-Guided Funds in China: Financing Vehicles for State Industrial Policy
June 17, 2019
Beijing’s ambitious Made in China 2025 program continues to draw scrutiny and criticism, despite its dropping the use of that provocative slogan . Concerns have arisen over the Chinese government’s expanding financial support for industry, particularly targeting high-tech and advanced manufacturing...
Economic Research
Fortalecer las instituciones para mejorar la prosperidad de los mexicanos
June 12, 2019
Por Sonia Araujo y Lisa Meehan, sección para México, Departamiento de Economía de la OCDE ¿Por qué algunos países son más ricos que otros? Es cada vez más reconocida la importancia de las instituciones fuertes y eficaces para el éxito económico de las naciones (ver, por ejemplo, Acemoglu y Robinson, 2012). Las instituciones proporcionan un … More Fortalecer las instituciones para mejorar la prosperidad de los mexicanos
Economic Review
Economic Views
Cyber Governance: More Spam Than Substance?
June 14, 2019
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ECONOMY • Outlook
China is lowering tariffs on other countries amid trade war with the US
June 19, 2019
As Beijing has raised duties in response to the Trump administration's tariff announcements, it lowered trade barriers for exporters around the world.
Still scope for US interest rate cut, says IMF's chief economist
June 19, 2019
There is still room for the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) chief economist suggested ahead of the latest decision on rates from the central bank on Wednesday.
Blackstone CEO says it's 'extremely improbable' a deal will be reached at Trump-Xi meeting
June 19, 2019
The U.S. and China have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of one another's goods since the start of 2018.
Economic Prospects
Economic Perspectives
GNI-per-head rankings: The sad stories of Greece and Italy
June 18, 2019
No other country lost as many positions as Greece and Italy in the rankings of European countries by Gross National Income per head, between 1990 and 2017. The tentative conclusion here is that more complex, country-specific stories – beyond the euro, or the specific euro-area fiscal rules – are needed to explain these individual performances.
Economic Climate
ifo Institute: Economic Experts Fear Tariff War Will Shrink World Trade
May 10, 2019
International economic experts fear that the tariff war between the US, China, and Europe will lead to a decline in world trade. This is the result of the World Economic Survey conducted by the ifo Institute among 1,130 economists worldwide. When asked to name the most significant consequence of the higher tariffs, the predominant answer was “less trade.”
Economic Outlook
China Deepens Global Finance Links as It Joins Benchmark Indexes
June 19, 2019
By Sally Chen, Dimitris Drakopoulos, and Rohit Goel China is embarking on the next stage of its integration into global financial markets. It is a stage that is likely to see a fresh flood of overseas investment, improved liquidity, better governance, and a broader range of instruments. The catalyst: inclusion of Chinese stocks and [...]
World Economic Outlook Report
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ECONOMY • Opinions
The EU is repeating past mistakes in the Balkans
June 19, 2019
North Macedonia and Albania deserve to start membership talks
Economic Comment
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ECONOMY • Insights
Are women less interested in politics than men?
June 18, 2019
The gap in interest in politics seems to start in childhood, and widens with age and education
Donald Trump takes aim at Mario Draghi over interest rates
June 18, 2019
America’s president complains that the euro zone’s monetary policy is unfair
The rising cost of education and health care is less troubling than believed
June 18, 2019
Misunderstanding the problem, politicians often prescribe the wrong cures
The race to become Britain’s next PM
June 17, 2019
After the first round of voting, Boris Johnson is still the clear favourite
The Greenland ice sheet is melting unusually fast
June 17, 2019
It is losing so much water that it may raise global sea levels by a millimetre this year
Digital technology will strengthen America’s biggest retail banks
June 15, 2019
Are branches assets or fossils?
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ECONOMY • Forecast
World War III – 2024-2027?
June 19, 2019
QUESTION: Besides the Bible, there are many clairvoyants who predict that there will be World War III. Your models predict the rise in war tensions. What is your “opinion” about the prospects for a third world war? JC ANSWER: There is no doubt that we are in the process of a rising war cycle. It […]
Economic Projections
Global Economic Projections for 2018-2028 | The Conference Board
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