Recent News Headlines : Economics

TRUMP DOCTRINE CONFOUNDS G-7 AS MINISTERS KICK CAN TO SICILY


Group-of-Seven ministers slowly coming to terms with the reality of Donald Trump's administration are about to leave the heavy lifting to their bosses... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 209

THE WORLD MUST UNITE LIKE A 'FLOCK OF GEESE', SAYS CHINA'S XI JINPING


Speaking to the state-controlled China Daily, one Chinese academic rejected the idea Beijing was guilty of practising neo-colonialism ..... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 1566

EXIT POLLS SHOW MERKEL'S CDU WINS KEY GERMAN STATE ELECTION[1]


Clearly China, whose banks are among the largest in the whole world, wants access to the US banking market, he said... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 0

HOME FOR SALE BEFORE FLOOD? BE PATIENT, REAL ESTATE AGENTS SAY


Ottawa's robust real estate market will help boost recovery of values for flooded homes... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 96

US-CHINA TRADE PLAN PROGRESS UNVEILED, BUT DEFICIT BENEFITS UNCLEAR


Not a breakthrough The US trade deficit with China was 347 billion last year... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 24

AMERICA FIRST DIVIDES G-7 EVEN AS MINISTERS WARM TO MNUCHIN


A statement in Bari mirrored watered-down trade language from the Group of 20 two months ago, but ministers afterwards suggested an increasingly pragmatic tone to the talks after a stilted start... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 170

'THEY DON'T CARE': MICHELLE OBAMA HITS OUT AT TRUMP ON SCHOOL LUNCHES


US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States reserved the right to be protectionist if it thought trade was not free or fair... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 17

BANK OF CHINA GIVEN LICENSE TO OPERATE IN PAKISTAN BY CENTRAL BANK


The statement outlined the Bank of China's ambitions to become one of Pakistan's leading financial institutions by opening branches in major cities across the country... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 6

CHELSEA CROWNED ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WINNERS


In return, the US agreed to open its market to Chinese cooked poultry... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 918

G7 FINANCE MINISTERS PUZZLE OVER TRUMP'S POLICIES


European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he hoped Trump would not abandon multilateralism and free trade... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 37

U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN AT G7 TO BRIEF ALLIES ON TRUMP POLICIES


The group is gathering with the global economy showing steady growth... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 2

AMERICA HAS A BIG OL PILE OF CASH JUST WAITING TO BE UNLOCKED


Willie Sutton wouldn't like money just sitting idly around like that -- not when it could be used to help the country's economy... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 41

TURNBULL MOVING CLOSER TO EUROPE WITH LEVY-HEAVY BUDGET, COMMENTATORS SAY


The proposed bank levy and bump to the Medicare levy draw Australia ideologically closer to Europe, economic commentators say... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 70

TUNISIA ORDERS ARMY TO PROTECT OIL AND GAS FIELDS


However, the coordinator of a sit-in in El-Kamour, near oil fields in southern Tunisia, remained defiant in the wake of Essebsi's speech... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 490

A NEW PAPER JUST TOOK A HUGE SHOT AT SOME OF THE WORLD'S HOTTEST INVESTMENTS


The authors said that identifying market anomalies is a prime target for p-hacking, which, generally speaking, refers to shaping data to fit a preset conclusion... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 212

BREXIT BRITAIN LEAVES FIRMS STRUGGLING TO FIND THE RIGHT WORKERS


Follow Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 456

BUDGET TO FOCUS ON FAIRNESS, OPPORTUNITY AND SECURITY


The Turnbull government is set to hand down a budget nudging 500 billion in revenues which the prime minister says will help Australians realise their dreams ... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 256

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FRENCH PRESIDENT-ELECT EMMANUEL MACRON


His background Mr Macron 39 was an investment banker for Rothschild Cie before being made France's economy minister in 2014... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 8

CHINA, JAPAN FINANCE MINISTERS AGREE ON DEEPENING COOPERATION AT SIXTH DIALOGUE


The finance ministers of China and Japan exchanged views on deepening cooperation at the Sixth China-Japan Finance Dialogue here on Saturday... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 2

TRUMP'S SECOND 100 DAYS WILL BE BETTER THAN HIS FIRST


Economically speaking, President Trump's first 100 days were OK by me... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 59

CHINA JAPAN MINISTERS AGREE ON DEEPENING CO-OP


The finance ministers of China and Japan exchanged views on deepening cooperation at the Sixth China-Japan Finance Dialogue here on Saturday... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 6

IMF'S TOP CHINESE TAKEAWAYS: GDP, INFLATION UP; RISKS REMAIN


World Economic Outlook lifts forecasts for economic growth, inflation while warning of systemic fragility due to credit growth and stimulus dependency... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 9

LOOKING FOR LOVE WILL COST YOU MORE IN ZURICH THAN ANYWHERE ELSE


Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid and Sukanto Chanda advised Zurich residents to choose their dates carefully, and marry young... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 1981

HOW TO UNDERSTAND HEALTH CARE IN THE US AFTER HOUSE VOTES FOR TRUMP'S INSURANCE PLAN


With these changes, clearly health insurance is no longer affordable for those who were the main target of the ACA... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 55

INDONESIA'S FIRST-QUARTER GDP GROWTH EDGES UP ON HIGHER EXPORTS


During the first three months, growth of private consumption, which accounts for more than half of Indonesia's gross domestic product, slowed slightly, while investment remained sluggish... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 13

ACHIEVING INCLUSIVE GROWTH DRIVES WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM FOR AFRICA [BUSINESS AFRICA


Achieving Inclusive growth drives world economic forum for Africa while Congo's Pointe-Noire port is resilient despite the oil crisis and stiff competition from neighbouring countries... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 280

SLUMPED AND MUMBLING, 93-YEAR-OLD MUGABE DENIES ZIMBABWE IS 'FRAGILE'


REUTERS Rogan Ward 2 4 left right Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe participates in a discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa May 4, 2017... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 38

GREEK GROWTH GREEK DECLINE ITS ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT IT


Ranked against the European Union as a whole, this fell nearly 27 percent between 2008 and 2015 for Greece... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 7

CHINA APRIL SERVICE SECTOR GROWTH SLOWEST IN NEARLY A YEAR


Caixin's composite manufacturing and services PMI also pointed to a loss of growth momentum for the month, falling to 51.2, its lowest since June 2016, from 52.1 in March... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 16

INCOME TAX TARGETS NOT BEING MET DESPITE FALL IN JOBLESS TOTAL


The Government's targets for tax from workers are not being met even though unemployment is falling rapidly... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : Economics

OPTIMISM AMONG U.S. CEOS SHOWS BIGGEST INCREASE SINCE 2009


A gauge reflecting plans for capital spending advanced 18.4 points to an almost three-year high... READ MORE

15th March, 2017 19279

U.S. JOBS, PAY SHOW SOLID GAINS IN TRUMP'S FIRST FULL MONTH


The unemployment rate, which is derived from a separate Labor Department survey of households, fell as employment increased by 447,000... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 16815

GOLDMAN SACHS ECONOMISTS ARE STARTING TO WORRY ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP


Economists led by Alec Phillips wrote in note published late last week... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 14897

SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG TOP WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES


Europe had four cities in the top 10, with Geneva, Paris and Copenhagen joining Zurich... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 7675

AMERICA'S LABOR MARKET IS GETTING BETTER BY ALMOST ANY MEASURE


America's labor market might not be as great yet as President Donald Trump wants, but by almost any measure, it's getting better... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 3614

WORLD'S HAPPIEST COUNTRY RANKINGS RELEASED


The latest World Happiness Report's latest country ranking has been released, and the Nordics dominate the top 10... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 3280

IVANKA TRUMP SITS IN PRESIDENT'S CHAIR AFTER MEETING WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU


And Ivanka is very much involved in this... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 3038

THE US IS THE WORLDS THIRD-BEST EQUITY MARKET SINCE 1900


Between 1900 and 2016, the world economy moved from telegraphy to smartphones, horse-drawn carriages to supercars and from letter press to Internet... READ MORE

24th February, 2017 3035

AMERICANS HAVEN'T BEEN THIS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE JOB MARKET IN OVER 30 YEARS


The largest share of Americans in decades believes the labor market still has room to grow... READ MORE

24th February, 2017 1984

BRING IN THREE-DAY WEEKS AND NATIONALISE ALL BANKS


Mr Fisher has also backed abolishing the City of London and ending tax havens in the Channel Islands and the Cayman Islands... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 1937

TOKYO RETURNS TO WORLD'S 10 PRICIEST CITIES AS ASIA DOMINATES LIST


Europe had four cities in the top 10, with Geneva, Paris and Copenhagen joining Zurich... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 1487

HOW WE'LL KNOW IF TRUMP IS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN


But consider another scenario Trump's trade policy proves benign and the U.S. economy continues to improve... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 1296

SIX PLACES WHERE PETER DUTTON WAS WRONG ON 457 VISAS


Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has granted thousands of 457 visas in regions of high youth unemployment, despite claiming he has stopped the practice... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 1275

AUSTRALIA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA 'COULD NOT BE STRONGER', BISHOP SAYS


Australia and China's foreign ministers have pledged to further strengthen the link between the two countries at a meeting in Canberra on Tuesday... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 1269

'OUR AIRLINE CREWS WON'T BEAT YOU,' JAPAN'S DEPUTY PM TELLS U.S. AUDIENCE


Our social fabric has not been torn apart, Taro Aso said in a speech at Columbia University on Wednesday evening... READ MORE

20th April, 2017 1242

TRUMPFLATION IS RUNNING OUT OF GAS


Higher commodity prices, buoyant data world-wide and firming wage growth will need to pick up the slack to jolt break-evens out of their plateau... READ MORE

12th February, 2017 1085

CHINA POSTS FIRST MONTHLY TRADE DEFICIT IN THREE YEARS AS IMPORTS SOAR


China's imports surged 38.1 percent from a year earlier, the biggest increase since February 2012, official data showed on Wednesday, while exports unexpectedly fell 1.3 percent... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 1047

WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD SKIP WORK FOR 'DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN' STRIKE


Thousands of women from over 40 countries -- including Australia, Hong Kong and Guatemala -- are also taking part in the strike and International Women's Day events... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 833

FOR THE WORLD'S BIGGEST WEALTH FUND, ONLY TWO COUNTRIES DRIVE GLOBAL RISKS


The U.S. was its largest country holdings at 37.2 percent, while China was at 2 percent... READ MORE

1st March, 2017 766

PIMCO, BLACKROCK AND MOBIUS'S PREDICTIONS FOR CHINA IN 2017


China markets were remarkably subdued in last year. This year could be different... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 710

HERE'S WHAT FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE TELLING US ABOUT THE ECONOMY


Gold turned in a stellar first-quarter performance, as rising inflation expectations buoyed the appeal of the precious metal... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 663

WHITE HOUSE WELCOMES JOBS DATA IN TWEETS THAT MAY HAVE BROKEN RULES


White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, in his own tweet at 9 02 a.m... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 636

INDONESIA TO BE WORLD'S 4TH LARGEST ECONOMY BY 2045


Based on our calculations, Indonesia will be the fourth largest economy in the world... READ MORE

27th March, 2017 620

ANALYSIS | HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST JOBS REPORT LOOKS ON THE 'REAL' METRICS HE TOUTED IN 2016


Trump once criticized President Barack Obama's jobs numbers based on the labor force participation rate dropping so much... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 619

DIMON SAYS TRUMP HAS REAWAKENED 'ANIMAL SPIRITS' IN THE U.S.


Since Trump's victory, Dimon was named chairman of the Business Roundtable of almost 200 CEOs and joined Trump's policy forum aimed at boosting job growth... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 527

PROTECTIONISM IS RISING THE WORLD OVER OUR BEST DEFENSE IS FIGHTING INEQUALITY


Advances in technology are radically transforming the global economy... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 501

CHINA'S GDP LIKELY TO GROW 6.8% IN Q1


The Chinese government trimmed its 2017 growth target to around 6.5 percent, the lowest in a quarter of a century... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 443

DODD-FRANK: DONALD TRUMP IS AT WAR WITH THE LAW THAT PREVENTS ANOTHER GFC


That betrays the promises Trump made to stand up to Wall Street... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 441

ICELAND TO LIFT CAPITAL CONTROLS FROM FINANCIAL CRISIS


Iceland says all capital controls put in place to stabilise the economy during the country's 2008 financial meltdown will end this week... READ MORE

13th March, 2017 422

TREASURIES RISE US STOCKS SLIP ON CAUTIOUS TONE MARKET WRAP


Gold surged to the highest since November, while 10-year Treasury yields touched a two-week low... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 411


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