The President’s recent proposal of a new Secretary of Business seems more likely to add to government bureaucracy than to streamline it, whatever the stated aim.
While the US hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy, Europe was plenty busy.
US Q3 GDP accelerated in Friday’s report and, despite small fluctuations under the hood, the big picture seems similar to the recent past.
Australian politicians learned first-hand the lesson of “tax something and you’ll get less of it,” after the country’s much-debated Minerals Resource Rent Tax raised exactly zero revenue in its first three months.
November brings with it a spate of new economic data, but it’s important to look to the longer term trends at work.
A global glance at economic data to put political rhetoric in context.
The World Bank’s 2013 “Doing Business” report shows how some nations have—and haven’t—improved competitiveness over the past year.
Japan and China’s land dispute may have some short-term economic impact, but it shouldn’t derail global growth.
There’s a rather long wish-list for the eurozone—from lots of parties, too. But some seem less likely than others, particularly by year-end. Here’s why—and also why that’s not such a bad thing as some might presume.
Recent data suggest those fearing a “hard landing” in China should pause for reconsideration.
The experience I gained working on the Pacific Stock Exchange during 1987’s crash went far beyond basic market ups and downs. And it’s as poignant today as it was 25 years ago.
Spanish regional elections, initial Q3 economic readings and the start of the US presidential elections mark the week ahead.
European tax hikes amount to repetition of a decades old error, potentially stirring unrest and extremism.
A popular headline is the US’s (over-)indebtedness to China—a story that just doesn’t much square with the facts, particularly as it seems China decreases its US Treasury holdings.
Crony capitalism, debating capital in the Capitol and a “critical” summit in Belgium’s capital.
Scotland got clearance to hold a referendum on independence in two years. What does this mean for Scotland and the UK?
Despite notable progress in free trade in recent years, protectionism isn’t dead. Investors would be well served to stay apprised of developments.
Dodd-Frank rules governing derivatives trading go into effect Friday. However, those potentially subject to the rules still find them full of ambiguity and uncertainty.
A brief look at economic data and geopolitical events in the week ahead and MarketMinder’s view.
As the election nears and the year winds down, fiscal cliff rhetoric is heating up. So how to read between the hype’s lines?
Eleven eurozone nations agreed to pursue a financial transactions tax—a misguided endeavor, in our view.
India and Hungary have made notable economic policy shifts in recent days.
Does September’s unemployment rate imply anything about the two presidential candidates’ employment prospects?
Thailand’s ill-advised experiment with rice markets is already showing signs of unraveling.
The European Commission proposed steps aimed at tightening the EU’s single market integration Wednesday—steps which, if successfully implemented, would likely do much economic good there.
Another “critical week for the euro,” a proposal to ring-fence eurozone banks and putting the cart before the horse on jobs and economic growth.
Due to this summer’s drought’s decreasing corn and soy crops, costs of pig feed are rising and the numbers of pigs across Europe are declining. Could this change fried eggs and Cobb salads as we know them?
The skinny on this week’s elections in Venezuela and Georgia.
France released its 2013 budget, including a new 75% tax on those making over €1 million a year and various other moves that seem, to us, solutions in search of problems.
EU leaders may argue over whether Spain should request a bailout, but markets are the ultimate arbiter.
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