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Economy expands for first time in five months, leading indicators show

The U.S. economy appears to have revved up a bit after a slow start to the year. The numbers: A survey of economic conditions in the U.S. rose in February for the first time in five months, perhaps a sign growth is poised to pick up a bit after a very slow start early in the year. The leading economic index increased ... Read More »

The last domino propping up the Australian economy could be poised to fall

I’d like to feel comfortable. I really would. But something keeps worrying me. It’s this next graph, which shows the number of job advertisements in Australia. Jobs data shows a worrying trend. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied This graphic comes from ANZ Bank. It has been tracking the number of job advertisements for years. By doing so they hope to see the future ... Read More »

Shoppers are propping up the economy. What if they stop spending?

1. Negative feedback loop: The American shopper — the MVP of the national, if not the global, economy — is suddenly showing signs of fatigue. Core retail sales plummeted 1.7% in December, the most in nearly two decades. Blame the December stock market chaos. Or the beginning of the government shutdown. Or even “glitches” in the data, as White House economic ... Read More »

Priority is to get economy back on track

PETALING JAYA: Suggestions are pouring in from stakeholders to the newly-formed Economic Action Council (EAC) on what can be done to get the country’s economic, financial affairs and welfare of the people on track. In welcoming the formation of the council, business communities and the public hope that their plight would be taken into consideration and addressed. In order to improve ... Read More »

US Economy Will Face “Sharp” Slowdown In 2020, Says IMF Chief Economist

IMF chief economist said the slowdown is going to be sharper probably in 2020 than in 2019 (File) Washington: Americans will begin feeling the effects next year of a marked slowing in world economic growth but should be spared a new recession, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund said in remarks published Sunday. “We  have long been predicting somewhat ... Read More »

Online brokerage stocks could be signaling trouble ahead for broader market, economy

Westends61 | Getty Images A sell-off in online brokerage stocks such as Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade could be signaling trouble is ahead for the market and the economy. At the very least, they are indicating the Federal Reserve could be set to pause its interest rate increases, given the industry’s sensitivity to the central bank’s moves. “They are early ... Read More »

JP Morgan sees a slowdown coming, with economy growing at less than 2 percent in 2019

Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images A container delivery truck passes containers stacked at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California on July 6, 2018, including some from COSCO, the Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics company. – JP Morgan economists expect economic growth to slow down in 2019, to a pace of 1.9 percent for the ... Read More »

Series of reforms transformed economy: Jaitley 

New Delhi, Aug 27 () Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has cited IMF reports to highlight how the Narendra Modi-led government through a series of reforms has transformed the “weak economy” it inherited from the UPA government. Jaitley, in a Facebook post, said an analysis of what the IMF had to say in 2014 was very clear — high inflation, high ... Read More »

Global Economy Week Ahead: U.S. GDP Revisions and Other Data

The U.S. Commerce Department releases personal consumption data this week,a measure of household spending on everything from hospital stays to groceries. PHOTO: SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES In the week ahead, the U.S. Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product revisions and July personal-income figures. Overseas, Brazil will see second-quarter gross domestic product data and China will release factory-activity numbers. Wednesday: The Commerce Department ... Read More »

Partisanship’s a Helluva Drug — And It’s Reshaping the Economy

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has tweeted about the economy, stock market, unemployment and/or consumer confidence at least 172 times. Read those messages, and you’ll find one consistent theme: The notion that Americans’ sky-high confidence in the economy is evidence of Trump’s popularity and success. “Our Economy is doing better than ever,” he said in a fairly representative tweet ... Read More »