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GST is here. Is it time to look at logistics stocks?

As the nation prepares for implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) laws, the performance at the bourses of transport and logistics companies – once considered as one of the key beneficiaries under the one nation, one tax regime – has been a mixed bag thus far in calendar year 2017 (CY17).   Five of the 10 stocks in ... Read More »

What the Heck is Happening at Your Bank These Days?

If you’re like many Americans, you may be making fewer trips to the bank and instead taking care of check deposits with a mobile app or tracking account balances with a few mouse clicks. Digital banking is undeniably gaining ground over the old brick-and-mortar process. But about 84 percent (PDF) of banking customers still visit branches at least occasionally, according ... Read More »

Fed is expected to ignore the fact that the economy barely grew in the first quarter

The Federal Reserve is expected to signal that it sees the paltry economic growth in the first quarter as a temporary phenomenon that will not get in the way of its plans to raise interest rates. The Fed has forecast two more interest rates hikes for this year, and the market thinks odds are greater than 50 percent that the ... Read More »

When is the next bank holiday in 2017? All the public holidays and long weekends coming up in the UK

THERE’S nothing like a three-day weekend boost the mood, and there are still a few bank holidays on the horizon. Whether you’re planning a long weekend away or just craving an extra lie-in – here’s the lowdown on the rest of 2017’s bank holidays. GETTY IMAGES 2 If a bank holiday falls on a weekend, it will normally be shifted to the ... Read More »

The North Korean economy is actually growing despite sanctions

  Resolute in its commitment to communism and plagued by sanctions, North Korea has one of the most isolated economies in the world. And yet its economy is showing signs of expanding — potentially at a pretty decent pace. This weekend the New York Times’s Choe Sang-Hun wrote a fascinating article showing how the country has been experiencing economic success ... Read More »

The US economy is leaving these states behind

President Donald Trump has promised voters his administration’s policies will quicken the pace of U.S. growth to three percent a year or more. Even if his administration hits that target for the national economy, some states will likely continue to be left behind. The latest government data Friday shows just how much work the Trump administration faces if it hopes ... Read More »

Five ways the Trump economy is off to a record-setting pace

Cash has been flowing fast and free in the nascent Donald Trumppresidency, even if some of the economic data points haven’t caught up yet. Several measures indicate record activity in the days since the Republican captured the nation’s highest office in November. Mergers and acquisitions have been in a frenzy, companies have been rushing to market with massive amounts of ... Read More »

Supply chain finance The Indian approach is outdated

Policymaking in India is subject to multiple demands, and often lacks focus as a result. Implementation is often hampered by inertia and lack of expertise. Both these conditions contribute to India’s economic performance being short of what it can and needs to be. In recent columns, I have been highlighting continued policy failures in higher education and how digital technology ... Read More »

Why the market for fossil fuels is all burnt out

‘I usually put a £5 bet on the oil price – and I’m collecting,” smiles Prof Dieter Helm. It’s not difficult to imagine his tally of modest wagers adding up. The highly regarded Oxford University economics professor is a long-time industry observer. Today, he is in central London after taking meetings with major oil executives. He is also a familiar ... Read More »

ACE Report: Economy is ‘inching forward’ this year

The seven counties of Northeast Ohio added 943 jobs in February, a modest number, but the second straight month of job increases, according to the Ahola Crain’s Employment (ACE) Report. Year-over-year, payrolls were up by 5,422 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, a 0.46% increase. February payrolls for the Cleveland Akron Metropolitan Area equaled 1,180,415 on a seasonally adjusted basis. ... Read More »