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ECB hints at end to easy money policy


© AFP/File / by Tom BARFIELD | The European Central Bank is keen to avoid financial market upsets as it heads for the exit from its bond-buying programme… 763 more words

Social Responsibility and your Business

Corporate Social Responsibility has become a trending topic in the business sector. Companies and business leaders often see it as a marketing tool or a “feel-good-about-yourself badge”.  1,641 more words

Q1 GDP Growth Revised From Weak to Tepid: May 22 - 26

The U.S. economy expanded at a tepid pace in early 2017 while the housing market paused in April. Here are the 5 things we learned from U.S. 950 more words


A Mixed Bag of More of the Same

“Thinking is difficult. That’s why most people judge.” – Carl Jung

Many observers are surprised with the current levels of US Stock Indices. There is so much talk about stretched valuations, Trump Trade being over, the potential damage of rising interest rates, trade/currency wars, political uncertainty, rising inflation and last but not the least, the aging economic growth cycle, that given all this, stock prices seem unjustified. 1,268 more words

Despite Continued Strength in Consumer Confidence, Economic Growth Slows: April 24 - 28

The U.S. economy slammed on its brakes during the first quarter as consumer spending faltered. Here are the 5 things we learned from U.S. economic data released during the week ending April 28. 1,007 more words


Home Sales Gain Again While Factory Output Slows. What We Learned During the Week of April 17 - 21

Home sales hit a ten-year high in March and housing starts remained solid.  But the manufacturing sector ends its recent winning streak. Here are the 5 things we learned from U.S. 982 more words


Home Sales Stay Strong, But Tight Supplies Restrain the Market. What We Learned During the Week of March 20 - 24

Both existing and new home sales stayed near their post-recession highs in February while aircraft carried the day for durable goods orders. Here are the 5 things we learned from U.S. 882 more words