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Guessing the Future

April 23, 2017

Human beings have an ability to foretell the future, or at least some people think so.  A more accurate description is that we predict the… 802 more words

Employment

Consumer confidence index CCI

What it the consumer confidence index?

The consumer confidence index is a economic indicator used to measure consumers confidence in the economy by looking at current and future spending or saving plans, this is an important indicator and directly effects GDP which is looked at by the central banks to decide on interest rate changes. 237 more words

Forex

The Great Western Economic Depression

By Jeff Nielson – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

Western economies are “recovering”. How do we know this? We are told this, over and over and over again by our governments. 1,509 more words

GDP & Employment

Finance and Insurance Led Growth in the Fourth Quarter

Finance and insurance; retail trade; and professional, scientific, and technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. 56 more words

BEA News

What are the economic prospects for France?

This weekend sees the first stage of the French Presidential elections which seem to be uncertain even for these times. A big issue will be economic prospects which will be my subject of today. 1,273 more words

General Economics

Is The Economy At The Cusp Of The Next Recession…Or Maybe Worse? (Part II)

By Burt Coons (AKA the Plunger) – Re-Blogged From

http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

Part II takes a look at the macro economic backdrop for the trade of the year. 1,526 more words

GDP & Employment

WEF: Five measures of growth that are better than GDP

Good jobs.  Wellbeing.  Environment. Fairness.   Health.

It is, of course, entirely possible for an economy to go faster and faster without getting closer to meeting these goals – indeed, while heading in the opposite direction.

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Economics