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Category: Macroeconomic


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump car tariffs would be a ‘first-order slap in the economic face,’ Citi’s Buiter says

May 23, 2019

Via: CNBC

The global economy would be hit hard if President Donald Trump decides to impose steep tariffs on imported cars, Citi’s Willem Buiter told CNBC on Thursday, with Germany likely to bear the brunt of any losses. The U.S. administration recently […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The Economy Is Strong and Inflation Is Low. That’s What Worries the Fed.

May 21, 2019

Via: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — America’s job market is booming and the economy is strong, but that combination is not raising prices the way it used to. Biscuit Head, a North Carolina restaurant chain serving up gravy flights and homemade jam, would be […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Williams says policymakers need to better prepare for a lower interest rate world

May 14, 2019

Via: CNBC

Torturously slow recoveries from recessions and low inflation are here to stay unless policymakers can get a better grip on how to stabilize the global economy in an era of lower interest rates, a top Federal Reserve policymaker said on […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Brainard says income inequality may be hampering U.S. economy

May 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Rising inequality could be a factor behind sluggish growth in the U.S. economy in the wake of the financial crisis, said Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Friday. Consumer spending remains the main engine of growth in the U.S., and […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed is rethinking how it plans on handling the next crisis

May 6, 2019

Via: Daily Finance

With the Federal Reserve on pause with interest rates at the low level of 2.25% to 2.5%, Fed officials are starting to wonder: is the central bank ill-equipped to deal with the next crisis? And would negative interest rates be […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Hiring was likely strong in April, but the market is still braced for a surprise

May 3, 2019

Via: CNBC

Economists expect that the job market remained strong in April, and the economy added 190,000 jobs, about the same as March. Markets were already on edge heading into the Friday employment report, and economists point to some variables that could […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed Keeping Rates Steady Due to Strong Labor Market

May 2, 2019

Via: ABF Journal

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee met yesterday and determined that because of the strong labor market and solid economic activity, the interest rate will remain the same. The FOMC issued a statement, explaining, ”On a 12-month basis, overall inflation […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Stephen Moore says the decline in ‘male earnings’ is a big issue for the economy

April 30, 2019

Via: CNBC

The drop in earnings for men is the biggest challenge facing the economy, according to Stephen Moore, the man President Donald Trump has said he wants to nominate to the Federal Reserve board. Speaking Tuesday with CNBC’s “Squawk Box, ” […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

April business survey predicts slower pace of economic growth in the US

April 29, 2019

Via: CNBC

A survey of corporate economists predicts the economy will expand over the next year, although the pace of growth will decline and employers are facing pressure to raise wages, spend more on worker training and automate tasks because of the […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Economy grows 3.2% in first quarter, GDP shows, much stronger than anticipated

April 26, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: Reports of the demise of the U.S. economy proved unfounded as first-quarter activity showed surprising strength. The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.2% annual pace in the first three months of 2019, the government said Friday. The gain […]