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United States Investment

(4 days ago) That said, fixed investment growth moderated to 10.1% from 18.6% in the previous quarter. Turning to the external sector, exports of goods and services dipped 1.1% in Q1, after expanding 22.3% in the fourth quarter of last year, while growth in imports of goods and services eased to …

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Switzerland Investment

(2 days ago) Switzerland - Investment GDP records sharpest contraction since Q2 2020 in the first quarter. GDP declined 0.5% on a seasonally-adjusted quarter-on-quarter basis in the first quarter, contrasting the 0.1% expansion logged in the fourth quarter of last year.

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13 Experts: Predictions for the Global Economy in 2019

(9 days ago) Picerno has been writing about investing and macroeconomics since the early 1990s at Bloomberg, Dow Jones and other media groups before becoming an independent writer/analyst in 2008 . Visit James' website The Capital Spectator and follow him on Twitter here.

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Costa Rica Monetary Policy October 2020

(8 days ago) At its monetary policy meeting on 28 October, the Central Bank of Costa Rica decided to maintain the monetary policy rate at its record low of 0.75%, having cut it from 1.25% on 17 June. The Bank’s decision will give continuity to its expansionary and countercyclical monetary policy, in order to bolster the economy and further address the current and projected low inflationary

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United States Unemployment Rate

(6 days ago) That said, the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.9% in June from 5.8% in May, and the labor force participation rate was virtually stable at 61.6%. Hourly earnings rose 0.3% month-on-month in June (May: +0.4% mom), while annual wage growth accelerated to 3.6% from 1.9%. Taken together, June’s reading suggests the economy continues to recovery

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Costa Rica GDP Q4 2018

(2 days ago) This should support fixed investment growth and help the economy accelerate going forward, while foreign investors are also likely to have greater confidence about investing in Costa Rica. In addition, a projected depreciation of the colón and February’s opening of a new industrial port in Limón should stimulate demand for Costa Rican

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United Arab Emirates Investment

(1 days ago) United Arab Emirates - Investment Growth dips in 2016 as fiscal austerity bites. The UAE’s economy slowed last year according to recently released figures from the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA), in line with other countries across the Middle East.

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Japan Investment July 2020

(Just Now) Core machinery orders—which cover the private sector, exclude volatile orders and are a leading indicator for capital spending over the coming three-to-six-month period—expanded 6.3% month-on-month in seasonally-adjusted terms in July, bouncing back strongly from June’s 7.6% decline. The result marked the best result since November 2019 and exceeded market expectations of a

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Coking Coal Price Historical Charts, Forecasts & News

(2 days ago) Coking Coal Price Outlook. Prices for Australian coking coal were on the backfoot in recent weeks. On 6 November, Australian coking coal traded at USD 108 per metric ton, which was down 20.2% from the same day of the previous month. Moreover, the price was 20.7% lower on a year-to-date basis, and was down 22.3% from the same day last year.

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Costa Rica Investment

(1 days ago) Costa Rica - Investment GDP contraction eases further in Q1. GDP slid at a milder pace of 1.6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021 (Q4 2020 -2.7% yoy), according to rebased national accounts data, with the new base year referring to 2017 prices.

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Uranium Price Historical Charts, Forecasts, & News

(8 days ago) Uranium Price Outlook. Prices for uranium continued to trend downwards in recent weeks, although the drop in prices eased. The commodity traded at USD 29.6 per pound on 6 November, which was down 1.0% from the same day a month earlier. However, the price was 18.2% higher on a year-to-date basis and was up 22.1% from the same day last year.

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United States Economy

(5 days ago) Another 35% of collections come from payroll and social security taxes. Excise taxes charged on goods such as liquor, tobacco and gasoline bring in a smaller amount, less than 5%. Tax revenues equaled about 18% of GDP on average between 1970 and 2010. Total tax revenues as a percentage of GDP were about 18% in 2015.

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Central & Eastern Europe Economic Outlook Data

(6 days ago) Central & Eastern Europe Economic News. Hungary: Industrial production continues to surge on low base effect in May. July 14, 2021. Industrial output skyrocketed 40.2% year-on-year in May (April: +59.2% yoy), partly as it continued to benefit from an extremely low base effect, according to a preliminary estimate.

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Nickel Price Historical Charts, Forecasts, & News

(2 days ago) Nickel prices soared in the past month amid robust demand dynamics. On 6 November, nickel traded at USD 15,321 per metric ton, which was 5.8% higher than on the same day in the previous month. Meanwhile, the price was 5.9% lower than on the same day a year ago but was up 9.8% on a year-to-date basis. Nickel prices climbed markedly in recent

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Steel Price (USA) Historical Charts, Forecasts, & News

(5 days ago) Steel (USA) Price Outlook Prices for hot-rolled coil U.S. steel continued to soar in recent weeks, hitting a one-year high, amid strong manufacturing activity data in China and the U.S in October.

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Latin America Economic Outlook Data, Statistics

(3 days ago) Comprehensive national accounts data from across the region confirmed that Latin America’s recovery lost steam at the start of the year. Regional GDP increased a moderate 1.6% year-on-year in the first quarter, matching last month’s preliminary reading and marking a slowdown from the fourth quarter’s 2.0% expansion. Over half of the region’s economies—including major players

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ASEAN Economic Outlook Data, Statistics & Forecasts

(5 days ago) The regional economy is forecast to recover well in 2021 from this year’s sharp contraction The regional economy is forecast to recover well in 2021 from this year’s sharp contraction, with domestic demand set to be buoyed by an uptick in consumer and capital spending. However, the spike in Covid-19 cases in Europe and the U.S. casts a shadow over the outlook, potentially

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Romanian Leu Exchange Rate (EUR to RON)

(5 days ago) Romania - Exchange Rate Leu slides to all-time low in March on coronavirus fears. The Romanian leu (RON) lost ground against the euro over the past month and hit an all-time low of 4.86 per EUR on 18 March amid market fears over the fast-spreading coronavirus globally and its impact on economic activity.

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Netherlands PMI August 2020

(4 days ago) Operating conditions in the manufacturing sector improved for the first time since the outset of the Covid-19 crisis, with the NEVI manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rising to 52.3 in August from 47.9 in July. As such, the headline reading moved above the neutral 50-threshold mark that separates an overall increase from decrease compared to the prior month.

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Philippines Manufacturing

(5 days ago) Philippines - Manufacturing. The economy shrank sharply in Q3 according to recent data, albeit at a softer rate than Q2’s record downturn. Private consumption and fixed investment continued to collapse amid a weak labor market and suppressed sentiment. Moreover, fiscal support dried up, with government spending growth slowing markedly.

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Netherlands: Manufacturing PMI eases slightly in December

(7 days ago) The NEVI manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), co-produced with IHS Markit, came in at 62.2 points in December, fractionally below the previous month’s record-high of 62.4. Nonetheless, the PMI remained firmly entrenched above the crucial 50-point mark that separates expansion from contraction in the manufacturing sector. The result signaled that growth in the

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White paper: Latin America in 2017

(3 days ago) This white paper is recommended for anyone doing business or investing in Latin America in the coming years. About FocusEconomics. FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic analysis and forecasts for over 130 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, as well as price forecasts 30 key commodities.

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