Earnings And Economic Reports: Week Starting 27 February 2017


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Econintersect: Here is a day-by-day rundown of the global economic calendar events for the coming week and the important earnings announcements each day, as well. The presentation is by Merlin Rothfeld from Online Trading Academy and Power Trading Radio.

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What We Read Today 26 February 2017

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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Democratic Development Lowers the Cost of Credit


-- this post authored by Manthos Delis, Iftekhar Hasan, and Steven Ongena

The positive relationship between democratic development and economic outcomes is well established. Using three decades of international data, this column identifies a new channel for this effect - the cost of credit to corporations. It also analyses loan pricing in Turkey to reveal a substantial rise in the average cost of lending after the attempted coup d'etat in July 2016. Together, these results highlight how efficiency in loan pricing results in a comparative advantage for firms in democratic countries over those in less democratic or authoritarian countries.


Infographic Of The Day: How To Survive A Deadly Snake Bite

Many snakes are harmless, but the poisonous ones can be deadly.

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Video of the Day:

If you were one of the millions of Americans who watched the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump to become the 45th President of the United States of America you might enjoy this funny look at the day. Put together by the crew at bad Lip Reading this presents us with a lighter look at a day that many people take very seriously. I personally think anyone in politics is a fair target for humor.

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Current Weather Outlook

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NOAA has a "much above average" level of confidence in their 6 - 10 Day Outlook and I do not believe that such a high level of confidence is justified. The pattern in the Eastern Pacific that controls teleconnections is in transition which to me means that there are too many moving parts to be maximally confident. Further out, there are AO/NAO uncertainties. The Northeast U.S. may be the area with the most uncertainty.


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Snapchat Is In The Money Burning Business

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Unintended Consequences Of Corporate Tax Incentives

by Gene D. Balas

We don't yet know what, if any, forthcoming tax proposals will become law. However, one potential idea that might be included in such a plan could be to encourage businesses to invest more in their property, plant, equipment, and technologies. After all, in the long run, that would likely help the economy, as it may boost productivity - an essential ingredient in the potential growth rate of the economy. And in the short term, the very investment itself is a direct addition to GDP.


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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

17 February 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Again Moderately Declines

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 48th week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index.

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