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April 2015 Economic Overview

April 2015 Economic Overview

THE LAST few weeks have seen a flurry of good data about the America economy. Firms added more than 1m new jobs, in net terms, in the three months to January, the best showing since 1997. At 5.7%, America’s unemployment rate is now one of the lowest in the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries. GDP data, recently released, shows that the [...]

January 2011 Economic Overview

January 2011 Economic Overview

Can the Euro survive? A break up would be even worse. Germany is fed up with paying for other country’s mess, and talk of a ‘Strong Euro Area’ is becoming commonplace.  Say Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and France set up the ‘strongs’ to reconsider their place in the union, maybe even create a two-tiered Euro? And, say Spain, [...]

March 2010 Economic Overview

March 2010 Economic Overview

“Beware of Greeks bearing gifts” wrote Virgil in Book 2 of the Aeneid. Oh, had the Euro zone only listened! Greeks are presenting the Euro zone with a whopper now. Wishing that the Greek financing crisis an outlier does not make it so. With hedge fund jackals at its throat, Greece is rapidly finding it impossible to get finance. [...]