Why a Weak GDP Report Matters to Bulls & Bears Alike

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis delivered disappointing growth estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2017. Investors and economists know that this ...
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China’s Economy Grew 6.9% in Q1

China's double-digit GDP grow is well behind it. However, its economy continues to expand at impressive levels, particularly because, among other things, it is the world's second largest economy. In ...
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Higher GDP Largely Ignored by the Markets

Gross domestic product (GDP) is how economists, consumers, politicians and academia all measure economic growth. GDP in the United States is dominated handily by consumer spending. And the hope after ...
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Business Roundtable CEOs Express Pessimism on GDP

The first-quarter survey of chief executive officers who are members of the Business Roundtable showed pessimism about U.S. gross domestic product growth for 2017. The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index included ...
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Why Weak GDP and Weak Durable Goods Should Not Matter, at Least This Time Around

The only way to describe Friday's key economic reports would be disappointing. The durable goods reading for December was soft, and the first-quarter look at fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) ...
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Mexican Economy, World’s 15th Largest, by the Numbers

As the issues over whether the United States will walk away from North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) boil, one of the things at risk is the future growth of the ...
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World Economic Growth to Rise by 2.7%, Hampered by Latin America — World Bank

The World Bank has come out with its 2017 economic forecast, and the numbers are distressing. The global economy is expected to rise by 2.7%, below earlier forecasts. Trouble Latin America ...
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China’s Growth Turns Hot Again With Best PMI Result in 4 Years

China's purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) took an unexpected jump in December, a sign that its economy may be not be slowing as much as expected. Various estimates put its gross ...
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US GDP Growth Estimate for Q3 Rises to 3.5%

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on Thursday issued its final revision for third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP). According to the BEA, U.S. GDP rose at ...
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Cold Weather Could Undermine Holiday Sales

The measure of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2014 was wrecked by bad weather, according to many experts, even the White House. An extended period of ...
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ISM Non-Manufacturing Posts Strongest Reading of 2016

The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index has been released for November, and we saw an explosive move higher. The Composite Index came in at 57.2. Bloomberg had a consensus estimate of 55.5, and ...
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Fitch Offers Brighter US and Emerging Market GDP Growth in 2017, Less So for China

As the year comes to an end, you can expect to see more and more 2017 forecasts. Fitch Ratings is joining in on that trend. Much of the report is ...
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Q3 GDP Revised Higher Than Expected

Tuesday brought the first revision for third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), and the revision was both higher than the first estimate and higher than the expectations already shown. GDP's first ...
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Growth in Europe Picks Up in Flash PMI Reading

The markets have seen two weeks of post-election rallying, while U.S. interest rates and the dollar have both been rising in anticipation of a return to growth. Markit has already ...
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October Durable Goods Orders Surged Higher

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its Durable Goods report for the month of October and it was a strong number across the board. 24/7 Wall St. would remind investors, ...
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