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Moody’s Expects Poor Global Growth Through 2017

Moody's expects slack growth in the world's economy for the next two years, which leaves it vulnerable to "shocks" such as those that could cause another financial crisis or recession. ...
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Countries With the Best (and Worst) Jobs

Not only do people the world over rely on their jobs for their livelihood, but economic growth is the result of people working in one occupation or another. Professional lives ...
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China Economy Staggers at 6.9%

For the first time since the Great Recession, China's economy rose less that 7%. In the first three quarters, the number was 6.9%. The figure beat most forecasts but was ...
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IMF Confirms Slower Global GDP Growth Targets in 2015 and 2016

When Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) spoke last week, it had all the hallmarks of a precursor to a downgrade of the IMF's global growth targets. Now ...
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IMF Tips Hand on Lower Global GDP Forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is going to be lowering its global growth forecasts, at least that is what sounds as though is coming as the next forecasts will be ...
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Where Commodity Metal Prices Are Headed

On the EconoMonitor blog, two researchers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have posted a brief account of the commodity price downturn in both base metals and oil. The post is ...
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The 5 Nations Still Buying Gold for Their Central Banks

It is no secret that gold has been pounded in recent weeks. Forget about the old highs and hopes of gold going above $2,000 per ounce. Now gold bugs have ...
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7 Countries Near Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its failure to repay creditors, the commonwealth joins the ranks of ...
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Germany Becomes the World’s Perfect Economy

China's economy has slowed to an expansion rate of 7%, a number that many experts believe has been manufactured and actually is weaker. The White House recently downgraded the U.S. 2015 GDP ...
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IMF Lowers Global Growth Outlook, Cuts US Projection by 20%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday cut its 2015 global GDP growth forecast from an April estimate of 3.5% to a new level of 3.3%. Weak first-quarter performance, especially ...
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European Stocks Down Almost 4% on Greek Panic

Banks did not open in Greece, although probably every Greek citizen would have taken his money and run. It appears there will be no deal on Greek debt with the ...
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Are More Talks on the Horizon for Greece?

Talks with Greece fell through once again as the European Union is trying to hold itself together. This isn’t the first time that talks have fallen through and, by the ...
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11 Ways the EU Could Force Greece Into a Deal

After Greece failed yet again to reach a deal with European leaders, it is time for the Europeans to accept the fact that Greece simply wants out of much of its debt ...
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Is There a New Greek Bank Nationalization Risk After IMF News?

After news broke that Greece and the European Union were too far apart on a deal, it was one thing. Now Greece has decided to bundle its interest payments that ...
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Governments Pay $5.3 Trillion in Global Energy Subsidies

Government globally subsidizes consumers’ energy costs by a total of $5.3 trillion, about 6.5% of global GDP and more than the gross domestic product of all but the world’s largest ...
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