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You have to be pretty dour to find fault with the economic data released over the last week. Ford Motor auto assembly workers install an EcoBoost fuel efficient engine in the chassis of a 2014 F-150 pick-up truck at the Dearborn Truck Plant. From
British people expect inflation to pick up but are still largely heeding the message from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney that interest rates will not go up any time soon even as the economy recovers, a survey showed on Friday. A quarterly poll
Hundreds of investors are breaking their tradition of saving in bank fixed deposits due to mouth-watering yields offered by the tax-free bonds from state-run companies, posing a new threat to banks already struggling with poor deposits growth.
The Occupier Sentiment Index (OSI) for India fell deeper into negative territory during third quarter (July-September) to minus 22 from minus one in second quarter (April-June). This reflects a drop in occupier demand, a pick up in inducements and a
Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of bond giant Pimco, said Tuesday that easy-money policies worldwide have put global economies increasingly at risk. Gross, writing in his monthly letter to investors, said easy-money policies
Australia's central bank held interest rates at their record 2.50 per cent low on Tuesday, saying the effects of earlier cuts had still to be fully felt. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept rates on pause for a fourth consecutive month, as
The Bank of Thailand cut its benchmark rate by 0.25 percentage point to 2.25%. Nine of 10 economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected the bank to hold rates.
Video Carney, responding to a question from one of the MPs, said it was a total failure of logic to suggest that the BoE's new policy of forward guidance was dead on arrival. The BoE took a new approach to nursing the economy back to health in August
The world expects interest rates to rise, and who wants to be caught with low-fixed-rate bonds when that happens? Predictably, investors have flooded into a new crop of ETFs and mutual funds that hold floating-rate debt, with assets surging from $69.
The current Shiller P/E is 24.4, which puts the market in the 9th decile. On the assumption that the future is like the past, the market's expected real return over the next decade is just 0.9% annualized. Of course, as stock market bulls like to