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April 19, 2021
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April 19, 2021
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Remittances help cushion central Asia from pandemic hit
April 19, 2021
Fall in gas revenues from China and slow vaccination rollout pose drag to recovery

Economic News
New Zealand Manufacturing Sector Surges In March - BusinessNZ
April 15, 2021
The manufacturing sector in New Zealand continued to expand in March, and at a much faster pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Friday with a record-high Performance of Manufacturing Index score of 63.6.
China GDP Data On Tap For Friday
April 15, 2021
China is scheduled to release a batch of data on Friday, headlining a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q1 numbers for gross domestic product and March figures for industrial production, fixed asset investment, retail sales and unemployment.
U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Improves Modestly In April
April 15, 2021
Reflecting strong buyer demand, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Thursday showing a modest increase in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of April. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index inched up to 83 in April after dipping to 82 in March, matching economist estimates.
U.S. Business Inventories Increase 0.5% In February, Matching Estimates
April 15, 2021
Business inventories in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of February, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said business inventories climbed by 0.5 percent in February after rising by an upwardly revised 0.4 percent in January.
U.S. Industrial Production Rebounds Less Than Expected In March
April 15, 2021
After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. industrial production in the previous month, the Federal Reserve released a report on Thursday showing production rebounded in the month of March. The Fed said industrial production jumped by 1.4 percent in March after plunging by a downwardly revised 2.6 percent in February.
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ECONOMY • Analysis
Is growth in China soaring or slowing?
April 17, 2021
The answer depends on how you calculate growth
Profits at America’s banks are sky-high
April 17, 2021
It helps that the economy is on the up, and markets are soaring
Economic Analysis

Currency manipulation rebounded in 2020 as pandemic concerns rose
April 16, 2021
Currency manipulation, the policy by which countries weaken their currencies to boost their trade surpluses, rebounded last year after several years of quiescence, and part of the explanation seems to lie in the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic sparked capital flows out of developing economies into...
Economic Research
Economy: Policy reset can deliver a stronger, more resilient, equitable and sustainable post-pandemic recovery
April 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought worldwide social and economic disruption, but also provides governments with the opportunity of a fundamental reset and putting economies on a more sustainable and inclusive growth path, according to the OECD’s report, Going for Growth 2021: Shaping a Vibrant Recovery.
Economic Views
Local Journalists Webinar: School Policy Decisions During COVID-19
April 15, 2021
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, speaks on the considerations schools face in terms of reopening, taking into account their individual needs as well as public health and CDC recommendations. Jacob Carpenter, education reporter at the Houston Chronicle, discusses best practices for framing stories related to this topic. Carla Anne Robbins, adjunct senior fellow at CFR and former deputy editorial page editor at the New York Times, hosts the webinar.
Preventing the Next Pandemic: Leveraging Technology for Early Warning of Spreading Infectious Illness.
April 14, 2021
The rapid rate of infection in the ongoing pandemic is catalyzing technological innovation to prevent the next potential pandemic from ever reaching a global scale. Technology is the essential tool for early testing, detection, and tracking. Through the use of modern data science techniques to develop epidemiological forecast models and personal technology such as smart thermometers and wearables to track trends across regions, preventative measures are more powerful than ever before. Our speaker Inder Singh, founder and CEO of Kinsa Inc., discusses the current and changing landscape of technology and infectious disease prevention.
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ECONOMY • Outlook
European markets modestly higher at start of trading week
April 19, 2021
European stocks inch mostly higher on Monday, mirroring trading in global markets.
U.S. sanctions on Russia ‘mostly symbolic’ and will not trouble Moscow, economists say
April 16, 2021
New U.S. sanctions on Russia are "mostly symbolic" and will have minimal impact on markets and the macroeconomic outlook, economists have suggested.
European stocks log best winning streak since 2018; autos rally on Daimler earnings
April 16, 2021
European markets continued to rally on Friday after notching record highs the previous session.
Insurgency threatens Mozambique’s historic natural gas investment boom
April 15, 2021
Mozambique has pinned its economic hopes on an explosion of private investment in colossal natural gas deposits discovered a decade ago.
Economic Perspectives
Urgent reform of the EU resolution framework is needed
April 16, 2021
In this blog, the authors argue that two aspects of the European resolution framework are particularly in need of reform – the bail-in regime and the resolution mechanism for cross-border banks – and proposes a reform of both.
[LIVE] The idea of Europe: more than a feeling?
April 16, 2021
What can 70 years of news(paper articles) and how we talk about 'Europe' tell us about pan-European identity? Is there even such a thing as a European public sphere?
Economic Outlook
A COVID-19 Recovery Contribution
April 16, 2021
By Vitor Gaspar, Michael Keen, Alexander Klemm, and Paolo Mauro The economic costs of the pandemic have fallen most heavily on those least able to bear them. Governments have taken steps to support people and firms through wage subsidies, unemployment benefits, and other fiscal measures. But more investment in health care, education, and other basic [...]
World Economic Outlook Report
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ECONOMY • Opinions
The Changing Climate of Central Banking
April 16, 2021

In the space of just a few years, the idea that central banks should incorporate climate considerations into their policies has gone from sounding radical to seeming like plain common sense. In fact, the overriding risk is that central banks will do too little to address climate change, rather than too much.

President Biden, Support a People’s Vaccine
April 16, 2021

Over the past year, the world witnessed unprecedentedly rapid development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, largely owing to US public investment. And now it is clearly in America’s national interest to scale up global vaccination efforts by supporting a waiver of intellectual property rights. 

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ECONOMY • Forecast

Economic Projections
Global Economic Projections for 2013-2021 | The Conference Board
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