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Category: Macroeconomic


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

America’s Shampoo Economy

December 11, 2017

Via: The New York Times

I recently gave an update on America’s economic policy, such as it is, to a group of bankers. I expected a great deal of interest in the Republican tax plan, but instead, they wanted to talk about how costly it […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

Credit Suisse CEO now has a whole new perspective of central banks

November 30, 2017

Via: CNBC

The chief executive of Credit Suisse has sharply altered his view on global central banks, telling CNBC that policymakers have been handling the current environment “very well.” “You have heard me previously taking about QE (quantitative easing) in a negative […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US third-quarter economic growth raised to 3.3%

November 29, 2017

Via: CNBC

The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, notching its quickest pace in three years, as increases in business investment in inventories and equipment offset a moderation in consumer spending. Gross domestic product expanded at a […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Gradual rate hikes in the US are the best option, says Fed’s Mester

November 9, 2017

Via: CNBC

A gradual increase in interest rates is the best way to deal with inflation and support the U.S. economy, Loretta Mester, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, told CNBC Thursday. “I think a gradual path is […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Here’s What Tax Reform Could Mean for International Investment in the U.S.

October 26, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Congressional tax writers are largely expected to introduce draft tax legislation sometime next week, Goldman Sachs economists said in a note Thursday, Oct. 26, and the new rules could bring about change for foreign investment. Some of the substantial changes […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Why the United States was wide open to a disaster like Equifax

September 21, 2017

Via: CNBC

More than sloppy cybersecurity measures, the massive data breach uncovered at Equifax revealed inherent flaws in the U.S.: the over-reliance on Social Security numbers credit reporting system in need of reform. The Social Security number is a “chief means” of […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Qatar’s banks face a deteriorating situation as blockade continues, Moody’s says

August 8, 2017

Via: CNBC

Moody’s Investors Service cut the outlook for Qatar’s banking system to negative from stable on Tuesday amid a continuing blockade of the country by its neighbors. Qatar has faced a two-month-long economic embargo imposed by a group of fellow Gulf […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

How the US Created a $500 Billion Trade Deficit

July 24, 2017

Via: GOBankingRates

The U.S. trade deficit is a common news story. At $505 billion last year, it’s the largest trade deficit in the world. In fact, it’s more than four times larger than Great Britain’s trade deficit, the country with the second-highest […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

These banks will do well in the second half of 2017, says Credit Suisse

July 13, 2017

Via: CNBC

Domestic demand, instead of exports, will drive economic growth in the second half of 2017 — a shift that bodes well for Southeast Asiancountries, Credit Suisse said as it turned more optimistic on the region’s banking sector. The bank said in a report […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The global economy is doing something it hasn’t done in 7 years and that has Wall Street excited

July 6, 2017

Via: CNBC

All the major economies of the globe and the companies that make them up are picking up steam at the same time right now, the first such simultaneous recovery in years. This is making the phrase “global synchronous recovery” among […]