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Capital Flight Out of Emerging Markets Accelerate.

The emerging markets saw about $40 billion fly to safe havens around the world just in the third quarter of 2015. The Institute of International Finance put the report out and it showed some significant concern over the trends shaping the emerging markets. Again, we believe this is largely why the Federal Reserve did not […]

Secret to Global Growth? – Women $

There is a common lament these days – all worry and fretting over the slow pace of global growth and the fact that sluggish economic progress may now become the “new normal”. The data certainly supports this gloomy outlook as trade has not been this slow since the recession started in 2008 and overall growth […]

Fiat and the “Pope” Effect. $

The world actually tuned in to the Pope’s visit to the United States. CNN covered the landing of the plane and every aspect of the first moments of the Pope’s visit, we sat in an airport and watched it between flights. But there was something else that happened during the first part of the visit […]

Measure of UK Manufacturing Shows a Dip in August. $


The Confederation of British Industry said that its September survey for manufacturing was showing a drop in both activity and new orders. The new orders component of the index was suggesting that the next three months could be the weakest seen in the country since 2009.

China LEI Improves in August.

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In a contrast, China actually brought us some good news overnight. The Leading Economic Index for the LEI came in up 1% in August (again, which would signal that economic conditions would be improving over the next six months in the country). What might be just a little bit interesting (or concerning depending on your […]

Taiwan Exports Drop in August.


We keep watching for some signs that global trade conditions are better than expected. And although Taiwan accounts for a small amount of overall global trade, it does serve as a proxy for the US and Europe since most of its export activity is with these regions. Exports were down by 8.3% in August against […]

Japan Faces Criticism Regardless $

There have been many attempts to figure out the best way for a government to raise revenue without compromising the economy itself. The corporate tax and the income tax are easy enough to administer but the higher the tax the less incentive to make more money and to grow. The alternative is usually some of […]

Why Would a Fed Rate Increase Kill Emerging Markets? $

The Fed rate decision carried such global significance and gained so much attention from the IMF, World Bank, and others because of the risk an interest rate rise would pose to emerging markets.

What Direction is India Going?  $

There is some pretty intense debate taking place in India these days. The subject is basic – is India in the grips of deflation or inflation? Ordinarily it would be pretty easy to determine by looking at the statistics available on the economy’s performance but right now one could prove either point. The wholesale price […]

Stubborn or Determined? $

There is indeed a fine line between the two and the Bank of Japan seems to be walking it. The data that has been coming from the Japanese economy has been anything but upbeat but that this has not affected the message that has been coming from the head of the BoJ – Haruhiko Kuroda.

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