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Photo / Thinkstock The survey found New Zealand had the best scores among all countries for personal freedom and investor protection, as well as lack of red tape and corruption. Earlier this week, corruption watchdog Transparency International
Story South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95...In his early years with the African National Congress, Mr. Mandela was economically hard-left. Emotionally, he seemed never quite to lose this tendency, for example declaring on
The value of the arts to the economy has always been an elusive figure until now. For the first time, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, part of the Commerce Department, has quantified art's impact, finding in a study released Thursday that 3.2 percent
Increased visitor spending helped Guam's economy eke out a 0.5-percent growth last year despite decreased government construction spending and reduced public sector payroll, data released yesterday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis show. Guam's
Economic activity, as measured by third-quarter gross domestic product, rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, a sharp revision higher than the original estimate of 2.8 percent. On the surface, that would suggest the U.S. economy is taking off. Indeed, at 3.
There are a number of striking assertions by the Office of Budget Responsibility, whose forecasts underpinned the chancellor's Autumn Statement...To be clear, these are predictions, not this moment's reality. And they would require a government after
Mexico is not the only country in Latin America where GDP suffers at the expense of crime and street violence. The whole region, in fact, sees its economic development trampled because of it. Citizen Security with a Human Face, a report presented
In a chat with ET Now, Harendra Kumar , Managing Director-Institutional Equities , Elara Capital shares his views on the markets. Excerpts: ET Now: In the run up to the state elections, the markets have been volatile and the VIX also has been high;
T he CAD that printed at nearly 5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) last year will print below 3 per cent of GDP this year. In fact, it's possible the current account temporarily turned into surplus last quarter...Firming global growth along
The U.S. economy has come a long way since the financial crisis...Today, we learned that private payrolls are growing faster than expected, the trade deficit has shrunk more than expected, and new home sales jumped to a higher level than expected. "