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Category: Macroeconomic


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. government bond yields extend slide as global stocks slip on trade-war woes

June 15, 2018

Via: Market Watch

U.S. government bonds saw bidding early Friday, extending a yield decline for Treasurys a day after the European Central Bank set the stage for unwinding its bond-buying program by the end of 2018 but laid out a less aggressive plan […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

G-7 leaders need to offer Trump a ‘golden bridge’ of retreat to avert a trade war, chief economist says

June 7, 2018

Via: CNBC

Cooler heads will prevail despite the steady ramp-up of rhetoric on trade tariffs, the founder of New York-based consultancy High Frequency Economics believes. Finance ministers of the world’s wealthiest nations will meet at the G-7 summit Friday in Quebec, and […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Planned job cuts slow in May as retail continues to lead this year

May 31, 2018

Via: CNBC

Companies announced plans to cut 31,517 jobs in May, a 13 percent decrease from April, a private survey reported Thursday. The 207,977 planned job cuts announced in 2018 is more than 6.2 percent higher than the same period of 2017. […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US first-quarter growth revised down to 2.2%

May 30, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. economic growth slowed slightly more than initially thought in the first quarter amid downward revisions to inventory investment and consumer spending, but income tax cuts are likely to boost activity this year. Gross domestic product increased at a 2.2 […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump’s trade mantra is ‘speak loudly and wave your stick around,’ says investment chief

May 22, 2018

Via: CNBC

Donald Trump’s approach to foreign relations has never been subtle. But the president’s recent declarations about leveling the trade playing field with China, premised on market competition, are more political than economic, the chief executive of Barings said Tuesday. “It’s […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Regulations

House set to approve bank deregulation legislation

May 22, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Major banks — outside of money-center giants — are set to gain a measure of relief when the House of Representatives votes Tuesday on a deregulation bill. The bill, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, not only […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US Economy Starts Second Quarter on Solid Footing

May 17, 2018

Via: CNSNews.com

Encouraging data on U.S. consumers and businesses suggest that GDP growth is on pace for a rebound in Q2 after a shaky and quirky Q1. Continued optimism among consumers, solid job growth, and low unemployment form the basis of our […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US should watch its debt pile before ‘things get out of hand,’ Fed’s Mester says

May 14, 2018

Via: CNBC

The U.S. should keep its debt-to-GDP (gross domestic product) in mind before things “get out of hand,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said Monday. Asked by CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche if she was worried about the outlook for […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Hot US jobs market spurs push to reach those left behind

May 9, 2018

Via: CNBC

In Cleveland, a new road meant to cut commute times between the suburbs and a downtown medical hub has been redesigned as an “Opportunity Corridor” to bring businesses and jobs to poor neighborhoods along its way. In St. Louis, development […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Powell: Rate hikes should not upend the global economy

May 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

Moves by the Fed and other major central banks to raise interest rates after a long period of keeping them low should not be disruptive to the global economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. In remarks prepared for […]