OECD Urges China to ‘Adjust Economic Model’
The risks for China are "mostly [to] the downside" and state-owned enterprises are “creating barriers to the expansion of private firms,” says the OECD.
Sales Fall, Inventories Rise at U.S. Wholesalers
Sluggish sales in January pushed up wholesalers' inventories, a trend that could translate into slower GDP growth for the first quarter.
CFOs’ Growth Forecasts Diverge
Confident of economic expansion, U.S. finance executives plan to increase outlays 8% this year, according to the Amex/CFO Research global spending monitor.
Durable Goods Down; Home Sales, Confidence Up
What message are economic data sending? It's hard to tell.
Home Construction to Boost U.S. Economy in 2015?
Janet Yellen is disappointed with the housing market, but many economists see it as a pivotal engine of growth this year.
China Growth Weakest in 24 Years
China's GDP expanded 7.4% in 2014, and declining investment in infrastructure and property could lead to an even slower 2015.
Risks to Outlook ‘Tilted to the Downside’: World Bank
Once again, the World Bank chops some basis points off global economic growth projections, describing the euro zone and Japan as "sputtering."
Purchasing Data Show Slowing Expansion Globally
The JPMorgan Global All-Industry Output Index hit a 14 month-low, hindered by output contraction in France, Italy, Russia and Brazil.
OECD Links Income Inequality to Weaker Growth
The evidence proves "that addressing high and growing inequality is critical to promote strong and sustained growth," says the OECD secretary general.
Past-Due Payments Signal Slower 4Q GDP Growth
Euler Hermes says business payment behavior suggests U.S. GDP may slow to 3% this quarter.