Tag Archives: Economic

The Myths About China’s Economic Slowdown

An employee counts 100-yuan notes at a bank in Nantong in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on July 23, 2018. China’s real GDP growth peaked in 2007 at 14.2%, and has been trending downward since. By 2017, it dropped to 6.8%. That much is clear and unmistakable. The problem is how to interpret the slowdown, especially in light of some recent ... Read More »

Indonesia sets moderate economic goals; economy expected to grow by 5.3% next year

Indonesia’s economy is expected to expand by 5.3 per cent in 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS JAKARTA – Amid rising external pressures, Indonesia’s economy is expected to expand by 5.3 per cent next year on the back of stronger domestic consumption, investment and export, President Joko Widodo told Parliament on Thursday (Aug 16). The growth will be oriented towards equality by accelerating development ... Read More »

How an Economic Boom Can Run Out the Clock

Australia’s run of economic growth has been a marathon, managed in part by savvy policy-making and in part by good fortune. PHOTO: DAN HIMBRECHTS/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK SYDNEY—U.S. history suggests economic expansions come with expiration dates. Since 1854, the U.S. has experienced 34 expansions, lasting from 10 months to 120. The current one, in its 10th year, is already longer than all but the one ... Read More »

Economic growth needs to reflect on HDI: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

The Indian economy is growing at 7 -8% which needs to be reflected on the human development index (HDI) wherein the country stands at 131st position out of 188 nations, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said. Kant further said there is need for a radical change at the state and district levels to improve the current situation. “Industry ... Read More »

Asia has been the world’s economic miracle. Three countries are threatening that

A territoriality aggressive China, North Korea’s nuclear hostility and a chaotic White House under President Donald Trump are key factors that could derail Asia’s steady economic growth. KCNA | Reuters People participate in a Pyongyang city mass rally held at Kim Il Sung Square on August 9, 2017, to fully support the statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) government. The continent largely ... Read More »

UK economic growth rate edges slightly higher

A stronger UK film industry helped the service sector to expand, the ONS said. UK economic growth edged slightly higher in the three months to June, as a stronger service sector offset weaker manufacturing and construction. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the economy expanded by 0.3% in the quarter, up from 0.2% in the previous three months. But ... Read More »

In an economic death spiral: West Virgina is America’s worst state for business in 2017

There is no mistaking West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice for anything but a local. His plain talk, delivered in a heavy drawl, is fast becoming a trademark of a governor barely six months into his first term. And the talk is often accompanied by theatrics. Like when the Republican-controlled state legislature passed a budget this year that the Democratic governor — a ... Read More »

U.S. first quarter economic growth revised up on jump in consumer spending

The U.S. economy slowed less than feared in the first quarter due largely to a jump in consumer spending, providing a slightly more encouraging outlook for growth this year. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.4 percent annual rate instead of the 1.2 percent reported last month, the Commerce Department said in its final assessment for the period on Thursday. ... Read More »

Thousands of car finance payments could be hit by economic downturn, analysts warn

Thousands of drivers would be unable to keep up their car payments in the event of an economic downturn, analysts have warned, prompting concerns about a mis-selling scandal. With nearly 90 per cent of new cars sold using finance deals, the majority of which means the owner effectively leases their vehicle for three or four years instead of buying outright, ... Read More »

Steel stimulus drive China’s strongest economic growth since 2015

China’s economy expanded faster than expected in the first quarter as higher government infrastructure spending and a gravity-defying property boom helped boost industrial output by the most in over two years. Growth of 6.9 percent was the fastest in six quarters, with forecast-beating March investment, retail sales and exports all suggesting the economy may carry solid momentum into spring. But ... Read More »