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Great Graphics: Top 25 Countries with Weakest Population Growth since 1990

May 02, 2014
This Great Graphic was tweeted by Dr. GM Livingston, who apparently got it from Dr. Demography.   It shows the population change since 1990. These are reportedly (no information source appears to have been cited) to be the countries with the weakest population growth. 
The decline of the Japan's population has been the subject of much discussio…
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US Jobs and More

May 02, 2014
The US dollar continues to trade quietly in narrow trading ranges. Although the most important economic report of the month for the world's biggest economy will be reported, it is unlikely to breathe fresh life into the foreign exchange market.
Outside of the disappointing Q1 GDP report and what appears to be a seasonal quirk in the weekly in…
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Emerging Markets: What has Changed

May 01, 2014
(from my colleagues Dr. Win Thin and Ilan Solot)

(1) May Day brought fresh protests, and police repression, In Turkey (2) Meanwhile, there was more violence in China’s western province of Xinjiang (3) The Brazilian central bank tweaks its FX strategy; polls confirm Dilma’s decline, and street protests continue (4) Mixed news for Ukraine as the si…
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Great Graphic: Asia's Decline as an Export Machine

May 01, 2014
This Great Graphic was posted on Barry Ritholtz's  Big Picture blog.  He found it in the Wall Street Journal, which it got from Thomson Reuters.  The chart depicts year-over-year growth in quarterly exports from the four large East Asian economies.  Using quarterly instead of monthly data arguably helps reduce the noise to signal ratio.  
The g…
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May Day: US Dollar Remains on the Defensive

May 01, 2014
The May Day holiday has thinned market activity in both Asia and Europe. The US dollar has been unable to sustain even modest upticks. While US Q1 GDP was considerably weaker than expected, investors seemed to look through it, as did the Federal Reserve. There seems to be little doubt that stalling of the economy was a bit a fluke and before th…
May Day: US Dollar Remains on the Defensive May Day:  US Dollar Remains on the Defensive Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 01, 2014 Rating: 5
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