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Tag Archives: Economic Growth

Global Moves: Brazilian lending crosses 50% of GDP, Korean manufacturing up

Samsung and Kia/Hyundai are going strong as US Imports have held up and thence production Korea sustained at 83 levels. Meanwhile in Brazil Bank credit always in short supply because … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

US Economy: And finally the Dow takes a chance (Of May data and market correction)

With jobless claims coming down from a new 400,000 watermark in April and Existing home sales up 10% on last year  being good data enough to not upset any further … Continue reading

May 22, 2012

Asia Economy: Singapore, Japan GDP growth tracks positive reversal in fortunes

Q1 delivered another warning from Asian economies though trade data in China and Japan remained subdued on consumption imports. Japanese GDP growth would positively influence fortunes of Asia in general … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Deal Economy and US Economic commentary from week of April 22 : Facebook listing to help the NASDAQ 100

The week past had a lot of misplaced Housing “crisis” data and Jobless claims data so you possibly did not miss much as I forced myself on a holiday.  As … Continue reading

April 29, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review): Yield Curve steepening at the short(wrong) end

Goldman Sachs took its turn to mute down expectations for Q2, betting on a lower GDP growth rate of 2% (zerohedge) but confirmed a Jobs accretion of 150k per month … Continue reading

April 11, 2012

US Economy: Jobless claims fall only 6k, but Friday report may shine

Everything’s set for Friday’s Employment Situation Report as ADP payrolls suggest that a new high score around the last three months 220,000 additions and above the 150,000 new workers joining … Continue reading

April 5, 2012

The Week begins: China PMI down to 48.3, India down from 56 to 54.7

Fiscal 2013 began with the March reports continuing to look ugly for China and the rest of Asia. While China’s State survey foretold a 53 PMI manufacturing Index up from … Continue reading

April 2, 2012

US Economy (Friday Blanks): Personal Income data worries are back, Chicago PMI

Personal income data rang a few alarms despite a positive disposition, that is spending for the year is up 4.1% with income only up 3.2% and that should worry anyone … Continue reading

March 30, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review) : Eurozone February growth consistent, another deficit hope for China?

US imports rose with more than a few partners and even as deficits and trade with Eurozone and UK was expectedly clipped, Industrial production data in France Germany and Italy … Continue reading

March 10, 2012