Tag: economic activity


Contractionary Monetary Policy: What is it and How Does it Work?

June 17, 2022

Via: DailyFX

Contractionary monetary policy is the process whereby a central bank deploys various tools to lower inflation and the general level of economic activity. Central banks do so through a combination of interest rate hikes, raising the reserve requirements for commercial […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Slow Chinese economy casts doubt on speed of U.S. recovery, analysts say

April 17, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Investors have taken some solace in signs that China is beginning to dig itself out of the economic hole created by the coronavirus pandemic as restrictions aimed at fighting the disease have been lifted in recent weeks. Analysts warn though […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The shutdown cost the economy $11 billion – including a permanent $3 billion loss, government says

January 28, 2019


The federal government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, reflecting lost output from federal workers, delayed government spending and reduced demand. The report, which was released Monday, estimated a […]