Another (Bumpy) Data Day

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Today’s data shows a bit of a bump on the road to recovery, with GDP for Q1 coming in below forecasts at 7.7% (http://on.wsj.com/114jWC6). Other figures out today, also point to problems. Retail sales growth slowed, according to Xinhua, to “12.4 pct y-o-y to 887.22 billion USD in Q1, down 2.4 percentage points”, while industrial […]

Will 8 (Percent) Be Lucky for the Economy?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

There has been a lot of economic news recently, and many are waiting for baited breath for the year-end results. Below are some of the latest issues and indicators. While GDP growth is on target for the (lucky??) 8%, and while there has been some positive movement on exports and retail sales, there are also […]