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Eurozone Consumer Confidence Improves Across the Board. $

Good news travels fast when it comes to economics. Lower gas prices and an improving jobs market in many European countries helped to push their consumer sentiment figures higher in…

Chinese Manufacturing PMI Grows in February. $

The HSBC PMI estimate (which primarily covers the smaller, non-multinational firms) came in at 50.1 in February. That was slightly higher than the 49.7 from January and higher than analyst…

Businesses Drop Investment in the UK.

Businesses in the United Kingdom were showing some conservative practices late in 2014. Business investment and spending in the fourth quarter fell by 1.4%, which was the lowest level of…

Durable Goods Orders Rise in January. $

For what could arguably be the first time in a full quarter, durable goods new orders rose in January. Core durable goods (minus aircraft and defense) rose .6% in January…

Producer Price Index Also Slips in January. 

Producer prices also fell in January, slipping .8% after falling by .2% in December and November (very similar to what we saw in the consumer price index).  Core producer prices…

Consumer Prices Fall in January. $

The headline consumer price index figure showed a drop of .7% in January after slipping by .3% in December and November. This was the largest drop in the CPI since…

Wild Week Ahead $

    There are many of us in the field of corporate intelligence who are looking forward to next week. Sure, the volume of economic releases that will hit us…

The Coming Labor Tidal Wave. $

We were writing a piece for a client, and stumbled upon some self-analysis of a trend that we think could sweep over the country. It stems from the move that…

Bleak Days for South Africa  $

The would-be engine of the African economy is sputtering badly. The growth rate in South Africa is as bad as it has been in over five years and there is…

Some Blinked and Some Didn’t $

The only thing we really know for sure at this point is that the Eurozone Finance Ministers are more worried about a “Grexit” than are the other members of the…

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