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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 […]


Business banking, Products, Regulations

Why Tax Reform Changes Nothing — and Everything

May 14, 2018

Via: Strategy Business

Companies in the U.S. were already sitting on piles of cash before tax reform passed in December 2017. Now, with a strengthening global economy and a tax overhaul that lowers the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent and […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Recession won’t come until at least 2021, Bank of America predicts

May 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

Bank of America’s investment arm has offered some soothing words to investors fretting about an imminent meltdown in global equities and a resulting slowdown. The investment community have been busy watching the recent trend in bond yields this year, with […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Weak consumer spending is seen restraining US growth in the first quarter

April 27, 2018

Via: CNBC

The U.S. economy likely slowed in the first quarter as growth in consumer spending braked sharply, but the setback is expected to be temporary against the backdrop of a tightening labor market and large fiscal stimulus. Gross domestic product probably […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

Chances of a fourth rate hike this year just took a big jump higher

April 23, 2018

Via: CNBC

The market is finally coming around to the idea that the Federal Reserve this year will be raising interest rates a total of four times. Though some big forecasting firms on Wall Street for months have been predicting a more […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

75% of the ultra-rich forecast a US recession in the next two years, survey finds

April 19, 2018

Via: CNBC

The U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders, yet 75 percent of ultra-high net worth investors predict it will hit recession by 2020, a J.P. Morgan survey found. Of those expecting an economic downturn in the U.S., a fifth of […]


Activity, Trading

Global trading system is at risk of being ‘torn apart,’ warns IMF’s Lagarde

April 11, 2018

Via: CNBC

The globalized system that has transformed the world over the last generation is at risk of being completely dismantled amid aggressive turns toward protectionism, warned International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a speech at the Asia Global […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

The Fed is unlikely to mention the one thing that could really hurt the economy

March 20, 2018

Via: CNBC

The Fed will likely upgrade its view of the economy when it meets this week, but it’s unlikely to publicly discuss one of the bigger risks for the economy — potential trade wars. The Trump administration is reportedly prepared to […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US business inventories continue to rise as sales post largest drop in over a year

March 14, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. business inventories increased solidly in January as sales recorded their biggest drop in 1½ years. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that business inventories rose 0.6 percent after advancing by the same margin in December. The increase in inventories, […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

China is at risk of a banking crisis, a central bank body says

March 12, 2018

Via: CNBC

China is one of the economies most at risk of a banking crisis, according to the Bank of International Settlements, which published its quarterly review on Sunday. The report, which included a study on the early signs of a banking […]