The sequester likely has little overall economic impact—and may in fact be useful to both parties.
The UK announced another new plan to kick-start bank lending. Will it work?
Financial news exploded with cheers and fears over Italy’s parliamentary elections Tuesday—but the story moving forward seems to be a familiar one.
Word has leaked Japanese Prime Minister plans to nominate Asian Development Bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda to steer the Bank of Japan. What can we expect from the likely new chief?
The UK’s downgrade isn’t great news, but it shouldn’t much impact one of the world’s healthiest debt markets.
Businesses trying to capitalize on rising Emerging Markets demand can learn from bourbon label Maker’s Mark’s recent misstep.
An interview with the press reveals a bipartisan effort to solve the debt ceiling debate.
On the verge of violating the EU’s budget deficit limit of 3% and suffering a penalty much of their own design, French leaders might be cursing in hindsight.
Economic data releases next week swell on account of the short month. Regional US activity indexes, revised US Q4 GDP, China’s manufacturing PMI surveys and a eurozone inflation and unemployment statistics round out the week’s reports.
The BOE passed on more quantitative easing—for now.
Roundly viewed as DOA, it seems the Simpson-Bowles plan may get a new life—for now.
With just under two weeks remaining before March 1, the lines seem drawn for a political debate over government spending cuts.
A host of central banks’ meeting minutes, the first indicators of February manufacturing, January trade balances and important decisions in Cyprus and Poland likely dominate the US holiday shortened week.
The EU’s new Financial Transactions Tax is a beast, but will it see the light of day?
Japan and the eurozone rang in Valentine’s Day with data showing economic contraction, but overall global growth likely continues as the stronger bits pull the weaker along in the world’s multi-speed economy.
This year’s State of the Union had few concrete economic plans—but the big one, a free trade deal with Europe, should bring big rewards over time.
North Korea staged its third nuclear test. Now what?
CEOs are cautious about the future, but don’t take that as a sign of doom.
While many presume the payroll tax hike will weigh on household spending, January’s strong retail sales suggest consumers are rather resilient.
In its quest for a cheaper euro, maybe France should consider one of its euro neighbors.
The nonpartisan CBO’s projections seem to be most useful to very partisan politicians.
Politicians often seem in search of problems for their solutions—so seems the case in the UK’s banking industry.
Once again, Argentina likely does much more harm than good in its battle against inflation.
The sequester debate will be massive but the actual fallout vastly smaller.
There are plenty of reasons to be bullish for 2013—but they aren’t the “good news” you often find in the headlines.
Despite Wednesday’s negative GDP post, signs of economic growth continue to abound—a fact some folks are beginning to recognize.
Next week brings the first January reports, including inflation data, manufacturing, trade balances and retail sales. Policy decisions from the central banks in Australia, the eurozone and the UK are also expected, although few expect material changes from currently accommodative policies.
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