US GDP prospects have dimmed this month after Q1 growth was downgraded to -1.0% (q-o-q annualized), from +0.1%. In contrast, Japanese GDP beat expectations as consumers ramped up spending ahead of the April 1 sales tax hike……. 10 more words
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Following last month’s military coup in Thailand, consensus growth expectations for 2014 have now been slashed this month. The coup follows months of political turmoil in the country, with the crisis exerting a heavy toll on the economy……. 10 more words
The release of first quarter national accounts data shows a mixed performance at the start of this year. While countries like South Korea and Taiwan performed strongly as their recoveries gathered momentum in Q1, others have fared less well. 39 more words
The April Energy & Metals Consensus Forecasts publication is now available .
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