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ECONOMY • Today
UK growth 'slowest in almost a decade'
November 11, 2019
Official statistics show the economy avoided recession after GDP grew by 0.3% in the third quarter.
Economic News
Mexico Industrial Production Stagnates In September
November 11, 2019
Mexico's industrial production unexpectedly stagnated in September after rising in the previous month, figures from the statistical office INEGI showed on Monday.
India Industrial Production Declines More Than Forecast
November 11, 2019
India's industrial production declined more than expected in September, data from the statistics ministry showed on Monday.
UK Dodges Recession In Q3
November 11, 2019
The UK economy avoided a recession in the third quarter, helped by services and construction, but the pace of overall expansion was weaker than expected, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Monday. Gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent sequentially in the third quarter after contracting 0.2 percent in the previous three months.
Dubai Private Sector Growth Improves In October
November 11, 2019
Dubai's non-oil private sector expanded at a faster rate in October, amid gains in new work and employment, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Monday.
China Bank Lending Declines Sharply In October
November 11, 2019
China's bank lending declined notably in October, figures from the People's Bank of China showed Monday.
Italy Industrial Production Decreases In September
November 11, 2019
Italy's industrial production fell in September after rising in the previous month, data from the statistical office ISTAT showed on Monday.
Economic Highlights
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ECONOMY • Analysis
China Woos Foreign Companies While Serving Its Own Agenda
November 5, 2019
Beijing is giving Washington a concession in the trade talks: regulations that would level the playing field for foreign companies in China. But there are doubts about Beijing’s true commitment to opening its market. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Economic Analysis

The Euro Area's Fiscal Ability to Handle Another Recession Is Limited
November 11, 2019
With a possible recession looming, the euro area would normally be preparing to mobilize monetary and fiscal policies to cushion the shock. The problem is that, as previously detailed , there is no room for further monetary easing in the euro area. There does seem to be significant room for fiscal...
Economic Research
What’s beyond 65? Why Switzerland should step up retirement preparations
November 4, 2019
by Christine Lewis and Patrice Ollivaud, Switzerland Desk, OECD Economics Department The statutory retirement age in Switzerland (for men) has been age 65 since 1948 and it is currently 64 for women. Sixty-five appears to be very powerful: almost two-thirds of 60-64 year-olds are in the labour force but this plummets to less than one-quarter … More What’s beyond 65? Why Switzerland should step up retirement preparations
Economic Review
Economic Views
Middle Class Nigerians Struggle to Afford Housing in Lagos
November 7, 2019
Housing for professionals working in the modern economy are challenged in most of the world’s meg
The Oscars Disqualify Nigeria’s Film Submission Over Language
November 7, 2019
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has
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ECONOMY • Outlook
Moody's offers bleak outlook for government debt amid political instability
November 11, 2019
Ratings agency Moody's has issued a negative outlook for sovereign creditworthiness in 2020, citing a "disruptive and unpredictable" political environment.
'The international system is somewhat dangerous and chaotic,' Condoleezza Rice warns
November 11, 2019
Condoleezza Rice, the former United States Secretary of State, said the 'global order' was in a "somewhat dangerous and chaotic" state.
UK economy avoids recession with third-quarter growth rebound
November 11, 2019
The previous quarter from April to June had shown a 0.2% contraction in U.K. economic activity.
Economic Perspectives
Scholz’s improved plan to complete the banking union
November 8, 2019
The head of German Finance has written in the Financial Times defending the need to deepen the banking union, now London is about to leave
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
Chart of the WeekEurope’s Wage-Price Puzzle
November 11, 2019
By Richard Varghese Does higher wage growth fuel inflation? In Europe, that has historically been the case. But the link between wage growth and inflation has weakened in recent years amid low inflation expectations, robust corporate profitability, and strong competitive pressures. The price of labor—namely wages—is rising at a robust pace, especially in the European [...]
World Economic Outlook Report
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ECONOMY • Opinions
Pedro Sánchez has no good options for governing Spain
November 11, 2019
Mainstream party leaders and Catalan separatists share the blame for far-right surge
Economic Comment
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ECONOMY • Insights
Poorly educated voters hold the keys to the White House
November 11, 2019
A new paper suggests that voters without degrees are uniquely placed to pick the next president
India’s toxic smog is a common affliction in middle-income countries
November 9, 2019
As economies develop, air pollution tends to get worse before it gets better
Macron on a mission
November 8, 2019
Soggy SoftBank • Taiwan’s ties to China • The next step in genetic profiling • Bashing billionaires
Californians close to wildfires are more likely to vote green
November 8, 2019
Climate disasters are changing Democratic voters’ minds, but not Republicans’
Have billionaires accumulated their wealth illegitimately?
November 7, 2019
The economics of billionaires
Belligerent unions are a sign of economic health
November 7, 2019
Strikes are neither a bad omen nor entirely unwelcome
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ECONOMY • Forecast
News in America Has Become Propaganda Like Pravda Did in Russia under the Soviet Union
November 11, 2019
COMMENT: Martin, I was willing to just to try Duck-Duck-Go just to see if they are non-biased in their results (and to get rid of Google sponsored Ads as my first search results). I “Duck-Ducked” for: “Trump news”, thought “Uh-oh.”  Fox News was at the end of the list.  At least it showed up.  Then I […]
Economic Projections
Global Economic Projections for 2018-2028 | The Conference Board
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