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Greek debt: IMF and EU's quick fix isn't enough | Mohamed El-Erian image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 08:29:31 AM
....”. An approval in principle signals the fund’s endorsement of a country’s economic policy intentions. ...
China risks another downgrade if debt bubble not fixed, says Moody's image
....The authorities were furious with the agency’s decision to downgrade its sovereign rating one notch to A1 from Aa3 and the latest comments are likely to cause continued irritation in Beijing. Although any impact on sovereign borrowing costs will be slight, China dislikes criticism of its economic policy. ...
Proud papa image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:55:48 PM
....This means the Trump budget is very light on specifics. "You're seeing the skeleton, you're not seeing what's inside, how it will actually work," says Aparna Mathur, a resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. ...
Is Labour's manifesto living in fantasy land? Quite the opposite | Larry Elliott image
.... Labour plans to broaden stamp duty to a wider range of financial instruments, including derivatives, which will raise £5bn and help lessen volatility. There is a recognition that macro-economic policy since the crisis has been flawed, with far too much emphasis on ultra-low interest rates and quantitative easing and too little on tax and spending measures. ...
Can Emmanuel Macron solve France's economic riddle? | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 10:23:32 AM
....Even so, France’s poor economic record has left it with an inferiority complex when it comes to Germany. In part, France’s championing of the single currency in the 1990s was due to its belief that monetary union would dilute Germany’s influence over European economic policy. ...
Trump is reckless – but he knows he can't afford to antagonise China | Barry Eichengreen image
....And if there is one constituency that Trump listens to consistently, it is business. Aggressive US trade sanctions against China would send equity prices plunging, alarming a US president who measures his economic policy success by the level of the stock market. ...
Will populist leaders stifle the global recovery – or vice versa? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:32:12 PM
. After nine dreary years of downgrading their GDP forecasts, macroeconomic policymakers around the world are shaking their heads in disbelief: despite a populist-propelled wave of political tumult, global growth is actually set to outperform expectations in 2017. ...
Lord King: Scotland 'could be independent' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:34:16 PM
.... . "My biggest worry about economic policy in the next few years is that all the politicians seem obsessed with Brexit. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
. The former prime minister David Cameron two years ago coined the phrase “jobs miracle” to describe Britain’s economic recovery: an expression that has stuck among defenders of Conservative economic policy. ...
US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 1% in bid to hold off inflation image
....com, said: “Given the bloating effect Donald Trump’s presidency has had on US inflation, it would have been more of a surprise had Fed Chair Janet Yellen not announced a rate hike at today’s Federal Reserve meeting. “Trump’s grand plans for American infrastructure spending have signalled an about-turn for US economic policy – after just one rate increase in ten years, we’ve now seen two in the space of three months, and plenty more are expected for 2017. ...
Greenspan: Trump populism 'a cry of pain' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:07:47 PM
. Donald Trump's populism is "not an economic policy" but instead is "a cry of pain", says former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan. ...
Ministers expected to soften impact of business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:03:22 PM
....A number of MPs have written to the chancellor and to Javid urging immediate action. Ben Howlett questioned the “increasingly London-centric nature of economic policy”, claiming some companies in his Bath constituency faced a 12. ...
Samsung head arrested over South Korean Choi-gate corruption scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:27:38 AM
....Park, the daughter of a former South Korean dictator who became the country’s first female president in late 2011, has denied any wrongdoing. But she conceded she had been “careless” in her relationship with Choi, who reportedly wielded undue influence on economic policy and South Korea’s relations with North Korea. ...
Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs exec, confirmed as treasury secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 12:50:03 AM
. The US Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as Donald Trump’s treasury secretary, elevating a former Goldman Sachs banker to one of the administration’s highest roles in shaping economic policy. ...
Osborne’s bleak Brexit forecast ‘has undermined the Treasury’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:04:29 AM
.... The report rejects the idea that the Treasury should be broken up, however – into a separate finance and economics ministry, as in Germany for example. Instead, it calls for more strategic oversight of economic policy from the Cabinet Office; a stronger focus on accounting and finance skills, not just economics; and more open recruitment policies to encourage diversity. ...
Retreat from globalisation will destabilise the world economy | Mohamed El-Erian image
....But there have been other lapses, too. For example, political obstacles to comprehensive economic policymaking in many advanced economies have undermined the implementation of structural reforms and responsive fiscal policies in recent years, holding back business investment, undermining productivity growth, worsening inequality, and threatening future potential growth. ...
Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris image
.... In the way it put Trump on political ground long assumed to belong to the Democrats, one US columnist said the summit with the unions represented a “great act of political larceny”. The same applies to his economic policy on the whole. ...
Amartya Sen: ‘Referendums are like opinion polls. Sometimes they’re very wrong’ image
.... There’s also many ways in which Britain is very dependent on Europe. I think Europe has made a lot of mistakes, particularly on economic policy, and austerity is one of them. ...
It’s time to rewrite the rules of economics to end the growing chasm of inequality  | Liam Byrne image
.... Yet those on tax credits have seen their incomes fall precipitously while, of course, benefiting not at all from asset-price inflation; needless to say, they have little if any pension rights to protect. Other leading economists, such as Robert Reich, Joseph Stiglitz and Jason Furman, have shown categorically that the rules by which current economic policy is made are simply not delivering private job creation, rising wages or the taxes needed for a flourishing society. ...
IMF upgrades UK forecast but notes Brexit terms are 'unsettled' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 02:00:25 PM
.... But it upgraded its outlook for the US on the assumption that more spending under Trump would boost growth. However, it said there was uncertainty around the nature of economic policy under the new administration and how it would impact other economies. ...
Samsung boss faces arrest as South Korea corruption scandal grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 06:18:48 AM
.... “Even if I knew, I could not have passed on any information because I have no knowledge about mergers or hedge funds, anything like that, in the first place,” she told the court. She is also accused of meddling in state affairs, including advising Park on economic policy and South Korea’s relations with North Korea. ...
US 'car tsar' Steve Rattner: Obama deserves high marks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:41:02 PM
. "Car tsar" Steve Rattner, former head of President Obama's Automotive Task Force, says the outgoing chief deserves "pretty high marks" for his economic policy. ...
Rising inequality threatens world economy, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:26:38 AM
....The WEF said it had been pointing out the dangers of rising inequality and political polarisation for more than a decade, but that the slow pace of recovery from the deep recession of 2008 had intensified income gaps within countries. Emergency measures such as quantitative easing – the creation of money by central banks – had become permanent features of economic policy, and had exacerbated inequality by boosting the returns of those holding financial assets. ...
One blunt heckler has revealed just how much our economists are failing us | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... A state-subsidised boom for inner London; a neglected pauperism for the Humber. If there is to be a rebirth of economics and economic policymaking, my guess is it won’t come from within the discipline. ...
We contribute billions to US economy, Toyota politely tells Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:54:40 AM
....Trump’s tweet was followed by Toyota shares dropping more than 3% in morning trade in Tokyo on Friday. Shares in Nissan and Honda also fell as unease in Japan grows over the effects Trump’s “America first” economic policy could have on cross-Pacific trade. ...
Chancellor failing to cancel ‘tax giveaway’ to banks, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 02:18:10 PM
....”. McDonnell, who is the closest ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, will make a major speech on economic policy this month and hopes to draw a clear dividing line with the Conservatives by showing that he would take on vested interests as chancellor. ...
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
....Ms Yellen told the news conference: "We are operating under a cloud of uncertainty. All the FOMC participants recognise that there is considerable uncertainty about how economic policy may change and what effect they may have on the economy. ...
Mark Carney's history lesson shows we haven't learned on globalisation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 07:13:25 PM
....The mid-Victorian era was the first great era of open markets. Trade was liberalised, wages were allowed to find their own level, economic policy was dictated by the gold standard, and government intervention was minimal. ...
Dethroning Mammon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 05:29:30 AM
....". Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been captured on the London Underground reading a pre-publication copy - though the book is avowedly devotional and focuses on the management of personal assets and does not drift into government economic policy. ...
Former US banker Steve Mnuchin confirms he will be US treasury secretary image
....After leaving Goldman Sachs Mr Mnuchin founded a movie production company that was behind such box office hits as the X-Men franchise and American Sniper. But it is not yet clear whether Mr Trump's first key economic policy move, potentially picking a consummate Wall Street insider to helm the nation's financial system, will be welcomed by supporters who were energised by the Republican's vow to "drain the swamp" of special interests. ...
Autumn Statement: Hammond defends post-Brexit economy forecasts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:13:49 AM
....Asked about the OBR's predictions, the former Work and Pensions Secretary and Leave campaigner Mr Duncan Smith told the Daily Telegraph it was "another utter doom and gloom scenario" from the organisation. The Economists for Brexit group predicted more "humiliating U-turns" from the OBR, saying it had "assumed a pessimistic outlook for the UK economy outside the EU, based on bad economic policy-making". ...
Philip Hammond: a cautious, unflashy and quietly confident chancellor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 11:44:56 AM
....In recent years there have been two types of chancellor. Those like Osborne and Gordon Brown, who dominated domestic policy and used the Treasury’s influence to have a say in education, welfare, the health service; and those like Darling, who stuck more closely to the Treasury’s traditional role of setting economic policy and managing the public finances. ...
Government borrowing falls on record October tax take image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 10:38:31 AM
....9bn compared to October last year. Mr Hammond has already indicated that he will "reset" the UK's post-Brexit economic policy away from his predecessor George Osborne's aim of taking the government from a deficit to a surplus by 2020. ...
Autumn Statement: BBC editors on what to look for image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 05:28:26 PM
. The Autumn Statement will be the chancellor's first major update on economic policy since the Brexit vote in June. ...
Autumn Statement: £1.3bn to target congestion roads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 04:07:19 AM
.... . "He believes the Treasury should be focused on its core job of economic policy, managing the public finances, and not doing spending departments' jobs for them," the spokesman said. ...
North of England loses 310,000 graduates in 10-year brain drain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 09:02:23 PM
....The chancellor is expected to take a different approach to Osborne, by announcing top-level spending decisions rather than announcing full details of individual projects. The source said the chancellor believed the Treasury should be focused on its core job of “economic policy, managing the public finances, and not doing spending departments’ jobs for them”. ...
Economics teaching is still neglecting critical thought image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 05:47:39 PM
....The good news then is that universities are beginning to change. Manchester has brought in new modules on economic policy and financial crises and Cambridge has introduced a new module on economic history. ...
TTIP was defeated by activists – Trump just exploited public anger over it | Nick Dearden image
....The soaring value of stocks of some of the world’s biggest and deadliest corporations – arms, fossil fuels and pharmaceuticals – in the wake of Trump’s election shows that these tools are likely to be used in a way that is deeply damaging to the environment and the majority of the world’s population. When combined with his tendency for rightwing protectionism – using state support and tariffs to dump your economic problems on neighbouring countries – and deep racism, we have the essence of fascist economic policy. ...
He’s right, the economy is sick – and businesses like Trump’s are part of the disease | Mariana Mazzucato image
.... His economic and security messages melded together: it was time to circle the wagons, to put America and Americans first. Trump won because he offered what seemed to the ears of many a plausible narrative about the failures of US economic policy that left so many behind– failures stretching back three decades before the collapse of the economy in 2008. ...
We are living in a depression - that's why Trump took the White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:29:04 PM
.... Parties of the left gradually accepted defeat in the economic war and devoted their energies to winning the cultural war instead. It was taken as a given that the focus of macro-economic policy should be control of inflation rather than full employment. ...
Globalisation backlash enters new phase with Trump win image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 10:09:27 AM
.... Trump is no fan of the World Trade Organisation, the body that polices global trade and was created in the first flush of post-cold-war globalisation euphoria. The last time American economic policy was this protectionist was in the 1930s. ...
What next? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 09:12:08 AM
.... A state of high anxiety now prevails among investors. Everyone wants to know if the extreme rhetoric about economic policy that characterised the campaign will be lived up to in office. ...
Global markets rocked as Trump surges towards White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 07:24:09 AM
....Jeremy Cook, chief economist at money brokers World First, said the prospect of a Trump presidency was more far reaching than the UK’s vote to leave the EU. “The great unknown is the economic policy, based around a trade war with Mexico, it’s third largest trading partner, and China, its biggest trading partner. ...
Government borrowing rises to £10.6bn in September image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 09:39:33 AM
....3% of total GDP. Mr Hammond has already indicated that he will "reset" Britain's post-Brexit economic policy away from his predecessor George Osborne's aim of reaching a surplus by 2020 towards more investment in areas such as infrastructure. ...
Economists win Nobel for contract theory image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 10:26:50 AM
....To date Americans have dominated the award, with 55 of the 76 laureates holding US citizenship, including those with dual nationalities. Last year Scottish-born economist Angus Deaton won the prize for his use of data to investigate income inequality and inform economic policy. ...
Treasury minister Lord O'Neill quits government image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:34:31 AM
....Read more from Kamal. He wrote: "The case for both to be at the heart of British economic policy is even stronger following the referendum, and I am pleased that, despite speculation to the contrary, both appear to be commanding your personal attention. ...
Bank of Japan alters policy to spur growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 06:32:16 AM
....Is the Bank of Japan running out of options?. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy, which quickly became known as "Abenomics" is based on three arrows:. ...
Philip Hammond announces Autumn Statement on 23 November image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 03:00:43 PM
....It will set out the government's taxation and spending plans, and the state of the UK economy. In July, Mr Hammond said he may use the Autumn Statement to "reset" economic policy, in light of the UK's vote to leave the EU on 23 June. ...
Japanese unemployment rate hits two-decade low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 08:20:58 AM
....Earlier this month, the Japanese cabinet approved yet another stimulus package, worth more than 28 trillion yen ($275bn; £207bn). Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy, which quickly became known as "Abenomics" is based on three arrows:. ...
Italian economy stagnates as German growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 07:48:12 AM
.... . Alberto Bagnai, economic policy professor at the University of Chieti-Pescara, said: "There is no way to solve the banking problem without economic growth. ...

Chinese energy firm linked to Hinkley Point facing charges of nuclear espionage
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...."We have an enormous amount to play for in the post-Brexit world, we all want to deepen our economic ties with China post-Brexit. It will be a major foreign economic policy priority for the country. ...

Donald Trump belatedly endorses Paul Ryan in attempt to reunite Republicans behind him after crisis week
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....In the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, Clinton's lead over Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, down from nearly 8 points on Monday. Trump on Friday announced he was setting up an advisory team to help guide him on economic policy. ...
Southern rail: Jeremy Corbyn calls on government to renationalise image
....Earlier, Mr Corbyn said he was disappointed at an attack on him by David Blanchflower, an economist who has resigned from the committee advising the shadow chancellor John McDonnell. Mr Blanchflower said Mr Corbyn had no credible economic policy and was more interested in addressing rallies than leading the party to power. ...

Barack Obama says Donald Trump 'woefully unprepared' to be president and lacks 'basic knowledge' and 'decency'
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....The president said the Republican nominee posed a fundamental threat to the republic, unlike John McCain and Mitt Romney, his general election rivals in 2008 and 2012 respectively. "Had they won, I would have been disappointed but I would have said to all Americans, 'this is our president and I know they're going to abide by certain norms and rules and common sense, will observe basic decency, will have enough knowledge about economic policy and foreign policy and our constitutional traditions and rule of law that our government will work,'" he said. ...

Up to 50 animals 'starve to death' at Venezuelan zoo as crippling economic downturn hits food supplies
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....President Nicolas Maduro blames the country's problems on an "economic war" waged by local opponents and the United States. His critics say heavy reliance on oil, the price of which has fallen steeply, and unsustainable economic policy are to blame. ...

Yes, some people really struggle, but inequality isn’t the problem 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 07:27:31 PM
....These are the sorts of massive, crippling and complex problems that our politicians must now turn their attention to. We will need hugely improved education for children and adults alike, a cultural and social renewal, an entrepreneurial rebirth and a pro-growth economic policy. ...

I don't know if there is any way to save the Labour Party anymore
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 10:46:24 AM
.... Seemingly more of a weather vane than a signpost, they doubt his ability to defend his pro-investment, anti-austerity positions if the political winds change direction again. And even if Smith is capable of uniting Labour in support of a soft Left economic policy agenda, fault lines in the party’s voter base would still present an existential threat. ...

How could Philip Hammond 'reset' the UK's economic policy?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 06:45:41 PM
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Philip Hammond prepared to 'reset' George Osborne's economic policy in Autumn Statement
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. Philip Hammond has said he is prepared to "reset" the Government's economic policy in Autumn Statement later this year. ...
Young people got short end of the political stick | Mohamed El-Erian image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 10:06:41 AM
....Poor economics has naturally spilled over into messy politics, as growing segments of the population have lost trust in the political establishment, business elites and expert opinion. The resulting political fragmentation, including the rise of fringe and anti-establishment movements, has made it even harder to devise more appropriate economic policy responses. ...
A new day, a new Chancellor: A new economic policy? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of July 2016 09:10:53 PM
Japan cuts growth forecast to 0.9% as economy falters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 10:53:32 AM
....Consumer spending in Japan accounts for about 60% of economic growth. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy, which quickly became known as "Abenomics" is based on three arrows:. ...
EU referendum: What next for the world's central banks? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 05:12:23 AM
....The ECB's option of riding to the rescue of the likes of Spain or Italy would take some time. They would need to have an economic policy programme agreed with the rest of the eurozone. ...
Whoever wins, the EU vote has been a disastrous diversion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of May 2016 06:00:26 AM
.... But a positive outcome is surely a necessary condition for a serious economic recovery plan. I agree with such respected commentators as Roger Bootle, Gerard Lyons and Larry Elliott that there is much wrong with economic policy in the EU (Elliott’s stimulating new book with Dan Atkinson is called Europe Isn’t Working) but am surprised that they all want to take the Brexit route. ...

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