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Is the consumer growth engine running out of steam?

The end is in sight…surely?

For some time now, I have been expecting a slowdown in consumer spending growth: headwinds have been strengthening, inflation has been ticking up and changes in the external environment should have dented consumer confidence. 726 more words

UK Economy

Going hiking with Yellen can be dangerous

To no surprise to anyone on the Street, Janet Yellen raised rates Wednesday by 0.25% to a range between 0.75% to 1.0%.

I will not address the two or perhaps three more rate hikes for this year that Yellen spoke of since we do not deal with fantasies here. 433 more words


7 Mar 2017 (TheAge) - Retail sales bounce, but consumer spending lacklustre

(7 March 2017, The Age, BusinessDay, p19, Fairfax and Reuters)

‘Retail sales rebounded in January after two months of tepid outcomes, although the underlying pulse was one of sluggish household consumption as record-low wages growth eats into spending power. 38 more words

1.Market Observations

Chief Economist's Weekly Briefing - America first

Markets are betting the US Fed will raise rates next week but strong jobs and confidence data are somewhat at odds with growth that is far from spectacular. 744 more words

Weekly Brief

Penalty rate cuts to Sunday workers

This is a topic which has been brought up recently among the year 12 year level on the common room white board and on the Facebook page. 615 more words

Australian Economy

2017 Manufacturing Off To Good Start

Popular Economics Weekly

What is happening with manufacturing? The ISM manufacturing index jumped 1.7 points in February to a 57.7 level that beats the consensus by 1.3 points. 451 more words

Weekly Financial News

Reality check: Canada's economic growth lower than it looks

The Canadian economy grew by a whopping 2.6 per cent during the last three months of 2016 — or did it?

The figure, released by Statistics Canada this morning, initially sent the Canadian dollar rallying before investors realized that, well, things aren’t as good as they look. 430 more words