Tag: Economy


The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next?

February 21, 2018

Via: New York Times

Two of the most important facts about the global economy over the last decade are these: A giant financial crisis led to mass unemployment in many countries and years of disappointing growth. And despite a seeming barrage of technological innovation, […]


Trump’s first State of the Union will focus on the economy, trade and immigration

January 29, 2018


President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, marking the end to a turbulent first year of his presidency, but one that has seen U.S. markets ascend to new heights. The theme of Trump’s […]

financial technology, fintech

The Fintech Effect: An Ecommerce Merchant’s Guide for 2018

January 26, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Like most things that arrive suddenly and unexpectedly, the wave of financial technology startups that appeared at the start of the decade was met with skepticism, apprehension — even contempt. This so-called Fintech Revolution threatened to take down the financial […]

Finance Tech, Liquidity

Bitcoin: If currency crashed, plunge would harm its investors but not economy

January 23, 2018


If bitcoin, which skeptics say is a bubble, suffers the same fate as past financial manias, look out below. Fears of a bitcoin crash are growing amid an early-year plunge that has wiped out 50% of the digital currency’s value […]


IMF: Trump tax cuts will boost global economy

January 22, 2018

Via: CNN

The Trump administration’s tax overhaul is the latest piece of good news for the global economy. The International Monetary Fund said Monday that it expects global growth of 3.9% this year and in 2019, an increase of 0.2 percentage points […]

Finance Tech, Liquidity, Trading

Dollar fall weighs on global stocks; US shut for holiday

January 15, 2018

Via: ABC News

Global stock markets were mostly lower on Monday as the dollar weakened across the board, pinching the outlook for export-driven regions like Europe. The U.S. was due to remain closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 shed 0.1 […]


The global economy is doing great … for now

January 10, 2018

Via: CNN

Global economic growth is in full swing, but the party could come to an end in a couple of years. The World Bank just upgraded its forecast for this year after a stronger than expected 2017. Countries around the world […]


‘A Ticking Time Bomb.’ Trump Tax Cuts Will Leave U.S. Broke, Former Treasury Secretary Says

January 2, 2018

Via: Fortune

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the Trump administration’s decision to add a significant amount of debt through last year’s tax legislation is leaving the country broke. “It’s a ticking time bomb in terms of the debt,” Lew […]

Finance Tech, Trading

Big money investors haven’t been this fired up about stocks since before the financial crisis

December 22, 2017

Via: Business Insider

Equity investors are closing out 2017 on an optimistic note. A recent survey from the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) shows that active mutual fund managers are the most bullish on US stocks since it began collecting data […]


US economy grew at solid 3.2 percent rate in third quarter

December 21, 2017

Via: ABC News

The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years. The figure was revised […]