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Abe balances tax rise against economic damage

Shinzo Abe has hinted that he may delay increasing Japan’s consumption tax, saying the move would be”meaningless” if it inflicted too much damage on the country’s economy. 15 more words

IMF cuts growth outlook for the third time this year..warns five years of low growth looms

http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/imf-cuts-growth-outlook-warns-on-euro-zone-japan-20141008-10rmtz.html

The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. 431 more words

World News

9 Oct 2014 (AFR) - Low interest rates fuel financial risks, says IMF

(9 Oct 2014, AFR, p10, John Kehoe)

‘Low global interest rates aren’t driving enough business investment or consumer spending, according to the International Monetary Fund, and are instead causing new dangers to build up in the world’s asset markets. 37 more words

1.Market Observations

IMF trims global growth forecast | By Paul Davidson |October 7,2014

The International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecast for global economic growth on Tuesday, underscoring the widening divide between the accelerating U.S. recovery and stagnation or a slowdown in the eurozone and Asia. 796 more words

Africa

Younique's 2nd Anniversary!

I know the 100,000+ presenters numbers look daunting- but we are just barely getting known. I wonder how many presenters have actual staying power and are still around 6 months-1 year after they started. 117 more words

Direct Sales

Will the U.S. Dollar's rise last?

Don’t look now, but the U.S. dollar is on a tear. Here’s my colleague Geoffrey Smith with the details:

The U.S. Dollar Index, which measures the buck against six major western currencies but not against emerging market currencies such as China’s yuan, has risen 7.1% in the third quarter, its biggest quarterly rise since the 2008 market panic .

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Finance

G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth

Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies said on Sunday they are close to reaching their goal of boosting world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years, and will focus on infrastructure investment to help reach the target. 8 more words