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Economy

Dim outlook for Europe in 2016

Challenging political landscape, persistent high unemployment and a weak euro are a few of the challenges Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya February 2, 2016: Europe had been in the news in 2015, not every time for the right reasons though. Grexit, the Volkswagen scandal, migration crisis, Paris attacks were some of the low points which made economists...
Economy

What to expect in 2017

OMFIF believes Trump’s ‘wayward behaviour and rhetoric’ will exacerbate the damage in geopolitics and economics IFM Correspondent January 2, 2017: The year 2016 was filled with action. The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), a research firm, expects 2017 to be along the same lines. Many lines of political and economic risk intersect the...
Business Leaders

‘With AIIB around, ADB will no longer be complacent’

ADB was not doing much lending before as Japan was too busy trying to put its own house in order Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya July 31, 2015: Since the day China announced its intention to set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), US has been skeptical about its intention. Same with Japan. Though initially, supporters were...
Economy

Grexit avoided, but for how long?

Right now, the deal is just an agreement to reach a deal Carsten Brzeski July 14, 2015: After another marathon in Brussels, Eurozone leaders decided on a path towards a third bailout package for Greece. We are still waiting for the official and written summit declaration to be released but here is our first take...
Economy

Eurozone: What recovery?

Disappointing GDP data highlight a lack of improvement in the economy, but the ECB is likely to ignore calls for action as it continues to evaluate policies already enacted August 18, 2014: According to Eurostat’s flash estimate, Eurozone GDP showed 0.0% growth in the second quarter, down from 0.2% in the first quarter. The figure...
Economy

French woes continue, industrial output falls in May

Unofficial survey brings no good news for June as output levels and new orders witness sharp decline, reports Team IFM Paris, July 15, 2014: Quick recovery continues to prove elusive for France, the world’s fifth largest economy by nominal GDP, with industrial production taking a plunge in May, accompanied by inflation that hit its lowest...
Economy

French trade deficit widens in May, growth crawls

Central bank keeps sentiment indicator for manufacturing sector unchanged below long-term average, reports Team IFM Paris, July 14, 2014: The slowdown continues to chase France, with official data showing its trade deficit widening in May compared to the preceding month as imports rebounded, confirming findings of an independent survey that said the world’s fifth largest...
Economy

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting to Dominate G 20 Agenda

One of the most important agenda of the summit would be the strategy to fight tax avoidance by multinational corporations, the action plan presented by the OECD aims to close down tax havens such as Ireland, Luxembourg and Bermuda ensure business. 5th September 2013 The Constantine Palace in St.Petersburg would be a bee hive of...