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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, […]


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

January 29, 2018

Via: CNBC

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

Via: USA TODAY

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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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‘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 […]


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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 […]