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Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area

In June 2017 compared with May 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according ... Read More

The fiscal benefits of free trade

  The fiscal benefits of free trade Western governments have an overriding problem, and that is they have reached or exceeded the bounds of taxation, at a time when ... Read More

Number of EU nationals working in Britain hits record high despite Brexit

The number of EU nationals working in the U.K. has hit a record high despite concerns of a post-Brexit exodus. Number of EU citizens working in Britain hits record ... Read More

Dumb – And Dumber — Money Keeps Pouring In

Someday, stock, bond and real estate valuations will matter again. And the mechanism by which this return to sanity is achieved will probably be the torrent of money now ... Read More
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European stocks are set for a mixed open on Thursday morning

European stocks are set for a mixed open on Thursday morning as investors monitor new corporate earnings and geopolitical tensions surrounding North Korea. The FTSE 100 is seen off ... Read More
grain markets

Food prices hit highest since 2014, led by dairy, grains, sugar

Food prices have hit their highest since 2014, led by rise by grains and sugar, and a lift in dairy values to a three-year high – although there are ... Read More
An oil pump is seen in Lagunillas

What prevent oil prices from bigger drops?

Oil prices dipped on Friday, with U.S. crude remaining below $50 per barrel, restrained by rising output from the United States as well as producer club OPEC. U.S. West ... Read More

Why economists cannot forecast recessions

  The purpose of this article is to draw the widest attention to the chronic inability of the economic establishment to forecast recessions. Next time you hear an economist ... Read More

House prices up by 4.0% in the euro area

First quarter of 2017 compared with first quarter of 2016 House prices up by 4.0% in the euro area Up by 4.5% in the EU House prices, as measured ... Read More
quantitative easing

How can the Fed possibly unwind QE?

There are currently two important items on the Fed’s wish list. The first is to restore interest rates to more normal levels, and the second is to unwind the ... Read More
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