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Why Global Economic Growth Is Sluggish

Economic Growth

There’s bullish talk about a coming pick-up in global economic growth, but for the moment, the signals are negative. Trends in the global economy look increasingly ominous. [Read more…]

Bond Yields Fall to a 500-Year Low

Jeffrey Gundlach

Jeffrey Gundlach, the American fund manager who correctly forecast the surge in bond prices this year, contrary to the overwhelming majority of the experts who got it wrong, remains fundamentally pessimistic about economic growth in the US. [Read more…]

Euro Finance

European Central Bank

Euro: Its strength relative to other currencies is “crazy,” says Fabrice Brégier, chief executive of Airbus’s passenger jet business. Europe cannot be “the only economic zone of the world that doesn’t consider its currency… as a key asset to promote its economy.” [Read more…]

Love spending policy changes

love policy

Love may be in the air this month but partners will unlikely be on the receiving end as new Lloyds Bank research reveals that people in relationships are more likely to spend on their hobbies than their loved ones.  [Read more…]

Opportunities in Indonesia

Opportunities for Global Investors in Indonesia

IDX - Indonesia Stock Exchange

When Asian governments want to give extra stimulus to their economies, they often opt for massive spending on infrastructure – roads, railways, ports, air terminals, bridges, power plants, hospitals. That generates immediate demand for labour and locally-produced materials. Unlike the welfare handouts preferred in the West, it’s a long-term investment in greater economic output. [Read more…]

Success in an Unfriendly Neighbourhood

Tel Aviv Israel

Tel Aviv Israel

Few people realize that Israel, despite all its political problems, is one of the world’s most successful economies. Since 2004 its GDP has grown about 5 per cent a year in real terms every year except 2009, when the global economy crashed. [Read more…]