Peak profits: The age of the torporation

Thursday, 22 October 2015 by

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Reinventing the company Fly Title:  Peak profits Rubric:  Big listed firms’ earnings have hit a wall of deflation and stagnation Location:  NEW YORK Main image:  20151024_WBD001_0.jpg THE idea that profits grow is embedded in the corporate world. Bosses’ pay rises if they boost earnings per share. Managers who admit

HOUSING bubbles have a lot to answer for. The bursting of the US ‘subprime’ bubble in 2007-2008 triggered financial panic. Soaring house prices have been blamed for widening inequality. A new paper, from researchers at Chicago and Northwestern universities, adds another item to the charge sheet: a housing boom might stop your kids going to

UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Buttonwood Rubric:  Emerging-market assets may fall more before turning chic once again Main image:  20151024_FNP500.jpg LIKE hemlines and hairstyles, emerging markets go in and out of fashion. A burst of enthusiasm in the late 1980s was followed by the crises of the late 1990s. In the first decade

Buttonwood: Out of fashion

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 by

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Reinventing the company Fly Title:  Buttonwood Rubric:  Investors have become pessimistic about emerging markets LIKE hemlines and hairstyles, emerging markets swing in and out of fashion. A burst of enthusiasm in the late 1980s was followed by the financial crises of the late 1990s. In the first decade of

Our interactive overview of European GDP, debt and jobs Europe’s economies CurrencyEconomyGDP per personUnemploymentYouth unemploymentDebtPublic debtBudget balancePrimary balanceGrowthLatest GDP change2015 GDP forecast2016 GDP forecast Source: The Economist Source: Eurostat Source: Eurostat *15- to 24-year-olds Source: Eurostat Source: European Commission Source: European Commission … Source: The Economy

International development: Better to give

Thursday, 15 October 2015 by

UK Only Article:  UK article only Issue:  The reluctant European Fly Title:  International development Rubric:  Britain is the biggest foreign aid donor in the EU AT THE Tory party conference in Manchester, David Cameron proudly touted his promise to spend 0.7% of national income on foreign aid. Overseas aid has been a feature of Mr

The euro zone: Insider dealing

Thursday, 15 October 2015 by

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The reluctant European Fly Title:  The euro zone Rubric:  Euro outs fear that euro ins might do them down Main image:  20151017_SRP006_0.jpg THERE IS ONE issue where Eurosceptics may have a more persuasive case for leaving the EU: the relationship between those inside and outside the euro zone. In

Canada’s economy: Late to the party

Thursday, 15 October 2015 by

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The reluctant European Fly Title:  Canada’s economy Rubric:  An economy renowned for sobriety has binged on debt Main image:  20151017_AMP001.jpg WHEN Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008 and the world economy entered its worst slump since the Great Depression, Canada stood out as a haven of tranquillity. Its economy contracted

Fiscal policy: Balancing budgets

Thursday, 15 October 2015 by

BRITAIN'S parliament passed the "charter for budget responsibility" in a move that was seen as a tactical triumph for George Osborne, the finance minister, largely because it led to a u-turn in opposition Labour policy. The charter is designed to achieve a budget surplus in "normal times", with an immediate aim of the 2019-2020 fiscal year.The

AS LIMA bid farewell to the annual jamboree of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank on October 11th the leaden sky that greeted the global economy’s great and good earlier in the week had cleared. But among the 12,000 delegates, policymakers, their retinues, academics and do-gooders departing the Peruvian capital, the mood was distinctly

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