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20 ago 2014 02:31

Chinese SMEs Gaining Momentum

With the decisive support of Beijing’s leadership, China’s economic reforms are spreading to one of the most critical sectors of employment – the small-and-medium size enterprises (SMEs). China is not known for its resilient small-and-medium-size enterprises (SMEs), as of yet. And still, in August, the SMEs’ PMI figure, which serves as an important indicator of [...]

economia |

20 ago 2014 02:30

High Public Debt, Stagnation, Deflation and Unemployment: Policy Errors and a Way Forward

This note reviews monetary and fiscal policies adopted by Japan, the United States and Eurozone periphery countries during the global financial crisis and subsequently. These countries all experienced similar economic problems; high public debt burdens, the deflation tendency, credit traps, inadequate aggregate demand and high unemployment. It is argued below that policymakers anchored their strategic [...]

economia |

19 ago 2014 09:46

What Is The Risk The Euro Crisis Will Reignite?

The euro zone crisis is not back — at least not yet. Recent movements in global markets following concerns about Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo really had as much to do with market nerves after a long spell of repressed volatility as it did with the state of the bank’s balance sheet. Despite the current calm, [...]

economia |

19 ago 2014 03:26

Germans Happily Pay More For Renewable Energy, But Would Others?

By Chris Dalby: While Germany is breaking world records for the amount of sustainable energy it uses every year, German energy customers are breaking European records for the amount they pay in monthly bills. Surprisingly, they don’t seem to mind. In the first half of 2014, Germany drew 28 percent of its power generation from renewable energy [...]

economia |

19 ago 2014 03:25

Is the West Risking Financial Blowback From Sanctions on Russia?

The spectacle of insanely authoritarian policing in Ferguson, as well as media jitters over ISIS and ongoing reports of action in Gaza and Ukraine, has shifted attention a bit away from simply lousy economic results from Europe. A Financial Times overview: This year was supposed to be the year the eurozone recovery took root – gathering [...]

economia |

19 ago 2014 03:23

The Question Of The Week: What Do Falling Yields Mean For The U.S. Economy?

The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield closed under 2.35% last week, the lowest in more than a year. Oil prices are soft as well these days, with the spot price for West Texas Intermediate slipping into the mid-$90 range for the first time since early February. Some pundits are also pointing to last week’s flat retail [...]

economia |

19 ago 2014 03:22

The Disease of American Democracy

Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn’t even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in the 2012 presidential election. Put simply, most [...]

economia |

19 ago 2014 03:21

Can Pedro Sanchez Save Spain’s Socialist Party?

Last month Pedro Sánchez Castejón was chosen to be the new leader of Spain’s center-left Socialist Party (PSOE).  El Pais called his appointment a “renewal” of the PSOE, although Sánchez seems to have been chosen mainly because he is too young and unknown to suffer from the revulsion most Spaniards feel towards the political establishment. But as the [...]

economia |

19 ago 2014 03:19

Looking for the Signal? Expect No Fresh Help From Yellen and Draghi at Jackson Hole

There are four main issues that investors will be wrestling with in the week ahead.  First, as we saw before the weekend, geopolitical developments can still roil the markets.  Second, economic data from the US, Europe and Japan has been disappointing.  This has helped extend the rally in the bond and stock markets. Third, the euro [...]

economia |

19 ago 2014 03:18

Lights Out: Brazil’s Power Problem

With the World Cup over, Brazilians are turning to their next big event—October’s presidential elections. While President Dilma Rousseff still leads in the polls, her margins continue to shrink. A recent Datafolha poll puts Rousseff and Aecio Neves—her leading challenger—as statistically tied in a hypothetical second round. Potentially adding to Rousseff’s vulnerabilities is Brazil’s electricity sector, which, [...]

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