Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Ancillary Agencies

By, 10/31/2012

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.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

A Look Around the Eurozone

By, 10/30/2012

While the US hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy, Europe was plenty busy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Three Charts on Q3 (US GDP, That Is)

By, 10/29/2012

US Q3 GDP accelerated in Friday’s report and, despite small fluctuations under the hood, the big picture seems similar to the recent past.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

The Dingo Ate Yo’ Tax Revenues

By, 10/26/2012

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.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Oct. 28 - Nov. 03, 2012

By, 10/26/2012

November brings with it a spate of new economic data, but it’s important to look to the longer term trends at work.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Elections Over Economics

By, 10/25/2012

A global glance at economic data to put political rhetoric in context.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

‘Doing Business’ With the World Bank

By, 10/24/2012

The World Bank’s 2013 “Doing Business” report shows how some nations have—and haven’t—improved competitiveness over the past year.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Japan and China’s Island Tug-of-War

By, 10/23/2012

Japan and China’s land dispute may have some short-term economic impact, but it shouldn’t derail global growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Wishing Upon Eurozone Stars

By, 10/22/2012

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.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

(Still) No Chinese Hard Landing

By, 10/19/2012

Recent data suggest those fearing a “hard landing” in China should pause for reconsideration.

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