Tag: economic growth

Capital and Risk, Credit, Regulations

Banks plan to tighten credit: Fed

August 1, 2023

Via: Banking Dive

Banks have tightened lending standards as the Fed, beginning in March 2022, raised interest rates 11 times — the most aggressive pace in four decades. Policymakers, aiming to curb inflation to the central bank’s 2% target, increased the federal funds […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US retail sales rose less than expected 0.2% in November

December 13, 2019


U.S. retail sales increased less than expected in November as Americans cut back on discretionary spending, which could see economists dialing back economic growth forecasts for the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales rose 0.2% last […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

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

April 29, 2019


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 […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Trump’s Economy, Recently Swooning, Now Seems to Be Going Swimmingly

April 25, 2019

Via: TheStreet

All of a sudden, President Donald Trump’s economy is looking more like a miracle than a mirage. A U.S. government report Friday is expected to show that gross domestic product, or GDP — the most basic gauge of economic output […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US retail sales edge up in January, but December is revised sharply lower

March 11, 2019


U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in January, lifted by an increase in purchases of building materials and discretionary spending, but receipts in December were much weaker than initially thought. The report from the Commerce Department on Monday is welcome news […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasurys rally, yields slip, as ECB downgrades 2019 growth forecast, rolls out stimulus

March 7, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields fell Thursday, along with its European peers, after the European Central Bank launched fresh stimulus measures, said it was unlikely to increase rates through the end of 2019 and downgraded its forecast for economic growth. The 10-year Treasury […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Billionaire Ken Langone: ‘This economy is booming,’ and Trump deserves a lot of credit for it

September 20, 2018


President Donald Trump’s economic agenda is fueling a resurgence in the economy that cannot be denied, billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ken Langone told CNBC on Thursday. “This economy is booming,” said Langone, a longtime supporter of GOP candidates who was […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Inflation is back, but economy remains weak

March 16, 2017


If the Federal Reserve had any doubts about raising interest rates, the government’s latest inflation data should help put them to rest. As Fed policymakers wrapped up their latest two-day meeting, the central bank was widely expected to boost interest […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Bloomberg: 2016 Business Investment Expected to Stall

June 6, 2016

Via: ABF Journal

Bloomberg reported, citing a survey of forecasters from the National Association for Business Economics, economic growth will fall in 2016 to its slowest pace in four years due to uncertainty about the presidential election. Read More on ABF Journal