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May 2020 Chemical Activity Barometer Again Declines And Consistent With A Recession
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), fell 5.4 percent in May on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis following a 5.4 percent decline in April.
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The US-China Trade-Tech War Escalates
On Friday, May 15, Trump launched his strongest attack yet against China's tech industry, as his Commerce Department declared that non-U.S. companies using U.S. technology to supply Huawei must get a license for that technology to do so.
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Inflation Expectations In Times Of COVID-19
As an important driver of the inflation process, inflation expectations must be monitored closely by policymakers to ensure they remain consistent with long-term monetary policy objectives.
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"Negative" Interest Rates And The War On Cash
The policy of negative interest rates is consistent with the agenda to drive small banks out of business and consolidate banking sectors in industrialised countries, increasing concentration and control in the banking sector.
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April 2020 Job Cuts Break Single Month Record
Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers spiked to 671,129, the highest single-month total on record.
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Time For China And The WHO To Fess Up
The Covid-19 crisis is the greatest disaster and blunder the world has seen since World War 2. It’s high time for China and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to fess up, to be transparent and to ensure that it does not happen again.
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Betting On India
5 years ago
I am a foreigner who lives in India about 6 months a year. there is a theory that a ship runs smoother if all rowers are rowing in the same direction - even if it is wrong. At this point Rajan is the rower trying to move the ship in the opposite direction. It is significantly easier to slow an economy down than speed it up - in fact, i see no evidence from anywhere in the world that monetary policy can be used to accelerate an economy. Rajan's policies are a brake on the indian economy.
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