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.... It then began a steep decline, falling to just over 50% when the financial crisis broke in 2007. Similarly, it is no longer the case that everybody benefits when the US economy is doing well. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The initial market reaction to Trump was negative but brief. Within 24 hours, Wall Street banished all its doubts and bet everything on the notion that the new man in the White House would lift the US economy out of its low-growth rut. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Populism is the result of global economic failure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 01:23:10 PM
.... It then began a steep decline, falling to just over 50% when the financial crisis broke in 2007. Similarly, it is no longer the case that everybody benefits when the US economy is doing well. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
. Financial markets seem convinced that the recent surge in business and consumer confidence in the US economy will soon be reflected in “hard” data, such as GDP growth, business investment, consumption, and wages. ...
FTSE 100 closes at record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
....In mid-afternoon trading the index was 38 points higher at 7,406 points. Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said the message from the US central bank was "the US economy is firing, but inflation is not going to be an issue. ...
US raises benchmark interest rate by 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:29:37 PM
....Luke Bartholomew, an investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, said the Fed "faces a tricky path from here". The US economy may turn out to be stronger than expected, leaving the Fed playing catch-up, he said. ...
Slow burn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:27:47 PM
....But, as so many have said, the financial crisis took us into territory very far from normal. What this series of moves tells us is that the Fed's policymakers think the US economy is in reasonably good shape, that it no longer needs the support provided by such very low interest rates. ...
US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 1% in bid to hold off inflation image
....The central bank set aside concerns about the impact of higher interest rates on consumer spending to confirm analyst projections that it is prepared to increase rates several times this year to keep a lid on inflation as it rises above its 2% target level. The Fed’s chair, Janet Yellen, said a wide range of indicators showed the US economy was in rude health, allowing its interest rate setting committee to push rates back towards historically normal levels. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
.... Surveys show firms are concerned that the high dollar will dent exports, and Trump has accused China and rival exporting nations of winning trade wars after artificially depressing their currencies. The US economy is now in its 77th consecutive month of growth. ...
Fed boss says US rates may rise in March image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:14:34 PM
.... . Speaking to The Executives' Club of Chicago, Ms Yellen said the US economy had exhibited "remarkable resilience" in the face of adverse shocks in recent years" with the jobs market strengthening and inflation rising towards target. ...
Wall Street stocks rise after Trump's corporate tax cut promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:42:20 PM
....David Cheetham, chief market analyst at online trader XTB said Trump’s speech was the main trigger for the strong rally on Wall Street and especially his “commitment to tax reform and $1 trillion [£810bn] of infrastructure spending”. But Mark Dampier, head of research at Hargreaves Lansdown, said figures showing the underlying strength of the US economy provided the markets with most of their momentum. ...
Warren Buffett upbeat on US business growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 11:22:32 AM
....Mr Buffett steered clear of mentioning President Trump in his annual letter to shareholders in his investment firm. But he did praise "a tide of talented and ambitious immigrants" in helping the US economy to prosper. ...
Driverless trucks: economic tsunami may swallow one of most common US jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:00:02 PM
.... Over the same 42 years, the American economy grew by more than 200%, or a staggering $11tn. For millions of average Americans, the reasonable expectations of their youth – a steady job, home ownership, college education for their children – have degraded into decades of stagnation, even as they have been continuously bombarded by news of the overall growth and prosperity of the US economy. ...
Senators grill Janet Yellen on Republican plans to neuter Dodd-Frank Act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:35:18 PM
.... Yellen agreed that some regulations were holding back some lenders, particularly community banks. The Fed chair gave an upbeat assessment of the US economy and signaled the central bank could raise short-term interest rates at its next policy meeting in March. ...
Golf diplomacy: Japan's Abe hopes for strokes of genius to seal Trump trade pact image
....With so much at stake, Abe is one of the few world leaders to have refrained from criticising Trump’s immigration policy. Instead, he will appeal to Trump’s business instincts with cautiously worded reminders of Japanese automakers’ huge investments in the US economy. ...
US economy adds 227,000 jobs in January – the best figures since September image
....Both reports are likely to add to the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise rates again when it meets in March. The Fed declined to raise rates this week at its first meeting since Trump took office, but published an upbeat assessment of the US economy. ...
Trump’s honeymoon with the stock market will soon be over | Nouriel Roubini image
....A second reason for investors to curb their enthusiasm is the spectre of inflation. With the US economy already close to full employment, Trump’s fiscal stimulus will fuel inflation more than it does growth. ...
Japan rejects Trump accusation of devaluing yen in currency war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 06:48:52 AM
.... . But that follows a huge rise in the dollar on the back of his election win in November when promises of a huge stimulus for the US economy sent the greenback to 14-year highs. ...
Smoot and Hawley, the ghosts of tariffs past, haunt the White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:00:23 PM
....But it was imports of another kind that secured Smoot and Hawley’s place in infamy. The US economy was doing well in the 1920s as the consumer society was being born to the sound of jazz. ...
Strong dollar drags US growth to slowest pace since 2011 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:15:35 PM
. The US economy slowed last year to register its worst performance since 2011 after the strong dollar sent exports tumbling and encouraged American businesses to import cheaper components from abroad. ...
Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris image
.... Among plenty of examples, one in particular highlights the contrast between Trump’s plans and reality: in Buffalo, a traditional Democratic stronghold where voters in the suburbs backed Trump in large numbers, a General Motors factory runs night and day, making engines for such hugely popular cars as the Chevrolet Tahoe. This might suggest a portent of where Trump might take the US economy, were it not for the fact that the plant employs 400 fewer people than 10 years ago. ...
Dow Jones industrial average surpasses 20,000 to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:30:48 PM
....The reaction was more muted this time, in part because so much trading has moved online since 1999 and also because the new level comes after an eight-year run of rises. Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist for Wells Fargo Investment Institute, said given the overall health of the US economy he would have expected a broadly similar rise had Hillary Clinton won the election. ...
Trump didn’t kill TPP, the people did | Owen Jones image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 09:39:47 AM
.... Trump may oppose treaties like TPP, but he blends xenophobia with the promotion of a low-wage, insecure economy. A programme of investing in US infrastructure may provide a much-needed short-term boost to the US economy, but combined with tax cuts for wealthy Americans and big business, Trumpism represents a grave economic danger. ...
Mexico braced for exodus to US as ‘Trump effect’ hurts the peso image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
....Trump stormed into the White House on vows to end an “invasion” of “illegals”, deport millions of undocumented immigrants, and seal the border. The numbers trekking north had dwindled over the past decade as the Mexican economy improved, and the US economy struggled, but the mood now was bleak, and dreams of life in the US glowed anew, Hernández said. ...
The Trump effect has rallied US markets – but it's based on illusion | Robert Shiller image
.... “The chief business of the American people is business,” Coolidge famously declared, while his treasury secretary, Andrew Mellon – one of America’s wealthiest men – advocated tax cuts for the rich, which would “trickle down” in benefits to the less fortunate. The US economy during the Coolidge administration was very successful, but the boom ended badly in 1929, just after Coolidge stepped down, with the stock-market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression. ...
IMF upgrades UK forecast but notes Brexit terms are 'unsettled' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 02:00:25 PM
....On the other hand, the extra spending in the US was likely to bolster economic growth, and if done in a way that did not stoke inflation it would allow the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at a more moderate pace. The IMF sees the US economy growing by 2. ...
Obama's legacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:03:44 AM
....And if they were all forced to pick just one with which to tell the story of the Obama presidency, many would plump for the bar chart of "non-farm payrolls". The non-farm payrolls report is simply the official measure of how many jobs the US economy has added (or lost) in the previous month. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:19:08 PM
....”. The FTSE 100’s rise is also part of a general move higher for most major global markets after the surprise election of Donald Trump as US president, and his promise to boost spending on infrastructure and introduce other measures to lift the US economy. ...
US wage growth shows Trump will inherit solid labour market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 03:07:43 PM
. The US economy added more than 2m jobs in 2016 and finished the year with a pick-up in wages, suggesting Donald Trump will inherit a solid labour market from outgoing president Barack Obama. ...
US jobs growth slows to 156,000 during December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 02:39:54 PM
.... . Kully Samra, UK managing director at Charles Schwab, said: "Despite December's non-farm payroll numbers missing forecasts, the US economy still has a robust labour market. ...
We contribute billions to US economy, Toyota politely tells Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:54:40 AM
. Japanese officials have defended Toyota’s contribution to the US economy after Donald Trump threatened to impose a “big border tax” on the carmaker if it went ahead with plans to open a new plant in Mexico. ...
Trump says Toyota will face tariffs on cars made in Mexico image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 08:04:11 PM
.... . Japan's trade minister Hiroshige Seko, speaking at a regular news conference on Friday, said the new US administration needed to understand that his country's auto industry "has greatly contributed to the US economy". ...
Why has the UK economy defied predictions of doom? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:09:46 PM
.... Secondly, the international outlook is looking brighter than it was a few months ago. Donald Trump’s tax-cutting agenda means the US economy is going to grow rapidly this year and that’s good news for UK exporters. ...
Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:16:26 PM
....Mr Trump has criticised other US industry titans since his election win and has vowed to make good on campaign promises to bring jobs back to America by, as he puts it, levelling the playing field. However, some commentators have expressed concern that restricting imports could damage the US economy. ...
Surging stock markets say Trump is a conman and May a phoney | Andrew Rawnsley image
.... When these “unthinkables” then happened, markets responded with an instant panic plunge before bouncing back. The “Trump trade” powering Wall Street is based on an assumption that he will do all of the semi-sensible things he has suggested to boost the US economy, while fulfilling none of the reckless campaign promises that would derail it. ...
A tumultuous year: the 2016 global economy in 10 charts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 04:04:05 PM
....The US stock index has soared to new highs in 2016, flirting with the 20,000 level. Worries about a potential wave of protectionism under president-elect Donald Trump have been more than offset by Wall Street’s hopes that huge infrastructure spending and deregulation will boost the US economy – in the short-term at least. ...
US economic growth revised even higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:06:48 PM
. The US economy grew even faster than thought in the July-to-September period, latest official figures indicate. ...
Dow Jones edges back from record close image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 09:25:08 PM
.... The broader S&P 500 index was 6 points lower at 2,265, while the Nasdaq index was down 13 points at 5,471. The Dow has risen almost 1,000 points in less than a month as investors bet on Donald Trump's policies boosting the US economy. ...
Trump must overcome global barriers to deliver his economic promise | Mohamed El-Erian image
....Donald Trump should have a relatively clear road ahead at home for the implementation of his economic programme: with Republicans holding majorities in both houses of Congress, he seems likely to benefit from a break in the political gridlock that has paralysed the body for the last six years. But the US economy does not exist in a vacuum. ...
Donald Trump faces Senate backlash over ‘cabinet of billionaires’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
....Trump’s Taiwan call seemed like a blunder but has been spun as a signal that US recognition of Taiwan could be a bargaining chip in a “better” trade deal. But Taiwan is non-negotiable for China and any such move is likely to meet with retaliation that will hurt the US economy and potentially lead to a global trade war – or worse. ...
Centrica has donated to US climate change-denying thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 06:00:45 AM
....Direct Energy, a US energy company wholly owned by Centrica, donated $20,000 to the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) in 2010, according to tax filings. The Austin-based thinktank has rubbished climate change science, argued the Paris climate deal would “wreak havoc” in the US economy and said the idea of keeping fossil fuels in the ground was a “ridiculous construct”. ...
The Filipinos making a new life as teachers in the US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 02:28:04 AM
....But many are now making a new life as teachers in the US. They are in demand because of the unexpected effects of a stronger US economy. ...
Pound tumbles as FTSE 100 ends higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 09:04:46 AM
US dollar surges to 14-year high as Fed hints at three rate hikes in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 06:08:33 AM
....Shares in London and Frankfurt were expected to be down slightly when trading opened later on Thursday, according to trading group IG. In her post-announcement conference, Yellen said: “It’s important for households and businesses to understand that my colleagues and I have judged the course of the US economy to be strong. ...
US raises key interest rate by 0.25% on strengthening economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:42:46 PM
....Rates have been near zero since the global financial crisis. But the US economy is recovering, underlined by recent data on consumer confidence, jobs, house prices and growth in manufacturing and services. ...
Will Trump herald a US economic boom? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:57:31 AM
. After years of hibernation, will the US economy rouse itself for a big comeback over the next couple of years? With an incoming Republican administration hellbent on reflating an economy already near full employment, and with promised trade restrictions driving up the price of import-competing goods, and with central-bank independence likely to come under attack, higher inflation – likely exceeding 3% at times – is a near-certainty. ...
Investors ready for the festive stock market ‘Santa rally’ image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:45:00 PM
....Lowcock said the Santa rally is typically driven by “festive cheer and seasonal goodwill”, as well as other factors such as fund managers tidying portfolios for the end of the year. He added: “Stock markets have been on a strong run following Donald Trump’s surprise victory, which has given investors new optimism and hope for the US economy. ...
Dow rises to a fresh record close image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 09:39:54 PM
....Confidence was boosted by data showing activity in the US services sector rose to a one-year high in November. Many economists expect that the strengthening US economy will prompt the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, when it meets next week. ...
US economy adds 178,000 new jobs making Fed rate hike likely image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:55:25 PM
....Trump secured the presidency after campaigning on a platform of anti-globalization and pledges of job creation for US workers. He also vowed to increase spending on infrastructure, something many economists believe will give the US economy a significant boost next year. ...
US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 01:33:12 PM
....The US unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low in November, adding to expectations that US interest rates will rise later this month. Figures from the Labor Department showed the US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, while the jobless rate fell to 4. ...
US economic growth revised up for third quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 03:22:50 PM
. Strong consumer spending helped the US economy to grow faster than previously estimated in the third quarter. ...
10 economic consequences of Donald Trump's election win image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 01:18:08 PM
....The resulting deficits may be described as “supply-side economics”, rather than Keynesian stimulus, but the effect will be the same: growth and inflation will both increase. As the US economy runs into the limits of full employment, additional growth will push inflation higher, but that bad news can wait until 2018 and beyond. ...
World trade hangs in the balance as Trump prepares plan of action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:00:35 PM
.... In addition, China reacted by slapping tariffs on US chicken and car parts, costing US businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue. Worse, the US economy was growing strongly and adding jobs in the tyre industry, so the 1,200 jobs were probably in the pipeline anyway. ...
Crisis prevention image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 10:00:46 PM
.... . "The IMF and other regulators have estimated that the cost of a financial crisis is around 160% of GDP, which for the US economy is $28trn. ...
Wall Street: Dow and S&P 500 set records image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 10:28:52 PM
....Machinery and equipment makers climbed after strong results from Deere, but technology companies fell after HP gave a weak profit forecast. Stocks opened mostly lower, but soon began moving upwards on hopes that the US economy is continuing to strengthen. ...
Trump says US to quit TPP on first day in office image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:27:44 AM
.... In another speech he referred to the TPP as "the greatest danger yet". But while there was plenty of talk about "taking back control" of the US economy, there were few specifics. ...
Janet Yellen: US Fed could raise interest rates 'soon' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:48:31 PM
....But she added that the central bank would take into account decisions by the White House and Congress when setting its interest-rate policies. She also said the US economy was "making very good progress", further strengthening analysts' expectations of a rate rise at the 14 December meeting. ...
Turmoil ahead? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:51:13 AM
....But on the other hand, as consumers, they benefit from cheap goods made in China and other big manufacturing countries. So a booming US economy could help emerging markets by stimulating demand for their products. ...
Ford to push ahead with Mexico move despite Trump threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 10:22:17 PM
....The president-elect also said he would build a wall with Mexico and renegotiate the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), which includes Mexico. But the Ford boss said a levy on car imports would hurt the US economy. ...
US retail sales see strong growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 03:21:50 PM
....Retail sales in the US rose faster than expected in October, helped by strong car sales, figures have shown. The data is the latest evidence that the US economy is growing strongly and adds to speculation that there could be an interest rate rise next month. ...
Mortgage costs at record low, say lenders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 11:49:46 AM
....And swap rates - which were already creeping up - have leapt since Trump's triumph. It's part of a dramatic shift in expectations about interest rates, if the President-elect delivers on his promise to double the growth rate of the US economy. ...
Trumpism could be a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 08:17:32 AM
....Trump’s protectionism harks back to an older American tradition. The US economy of high-wage, job-rich manufacturing has foundered with globalisation. ...
Bond bubble could burst with explosive impact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 08:06:30 PM
....But, as JP Morgan’s chief global strategist David Kelly argues, the idea that the US is massively underperforming its potential for growth and requires a big fiscal stimulus is wrong. The US economy is at virtual full employment and the federal budget deficit is already rising. ...
Trump: A New Economic Policy for the US? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 08:58:29 PM
.... He has critics who say that's not true - but that is how he is seen by many. Still, on the face of it, Mr Trump's plans so far suggest a stimulus to the US economy from the Federal government budget. ...
Trump could change trade stance, says former Bush adviser image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 11:21:03 AM
....Mr Trump has vowed to renegotiate trade deals, including with China, to benefit the US. But Pippa Malmgren told the BBC he may not be able to implement protectionist policies without damaging the US economy. ...
Asia's emerging currencies plunge amid fears of Trump trade barriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 05:27:45 AM
....64 Mexican pesos, close to its all-time highs. After an initial shock, global equities rocketed on news Trump had beaten Hillary Clinton, with investors hoping for business-friendly policies and measures to boost the US economy, a key driver of world growth. ...
Trump's economy: Your questions answered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 10:51:52 AM
. President-elect Donald Trump has some radical ideas for the US economy. ...

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