by Lakshman Achuthan, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of ECRI
German Bund yields have spiked up in recent weeks, squashing speculation that they would turn negative in short order. Not coincidentally, Eurozone deflation fears have eased.
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from the Atlanta Fed
Last week's inflation report was interesting. The consumer price index (CPI) rose only 1.2 percent in April, as falling energy and flat food prices helped to keep the overall index in check.
Infographic Of The Day: Indian E-Commerce
For all the shopaholics addicted to online shopping, have a look at this Infographic showing some interesting facts and figures on the growth of the E-commerce in India.
FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), the original estimate for Q1 growth in 2015 was spot-on at 0.3%. The figure represents a significant slowing of the UK economy from the pace seen in Q4 2014 which came in twice as high.
Chinese shares came back slightly on Friday after plunging drastically the day before, but couldn’t prevent investors from remaining skeptical that the equity market was turning around.
Investors, speculating that interest rates in the United States are likely to rise higher this year, helped to push the U.S. Dollar to a multi-year peak versus the Japanese Yen.
The totally anonymous “numbered Swiss bank account” much beloved by authors of crime fiction as the ultimate repository for hiding one’s ill-gotten gains may itself, have its days numbered.
Australia released its business capital expenditure (CAPEX) report Thursday and it wasn’t promising.
by John West, Asian Century Institute
From the heady hype of 2010-2012, speculation about the prospects for an Asian century has cooled down.
Online Trading Academy Article of the Week
by Brandon Wendell, Online Trading Academy
Choosing which stock to trade is always a challenge. There are many screeners available either free or for a small subscription fee. While they can be helpful, another simple technique can be even better in narrowing your selection process and may even offer insight as to when the markets may start to turn themselves.
29May2015 Market Close: Indexes Close Down For The Week, Greece, China And Weak U.S. Data Worry Inve
29May2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. GDP Sinks Lower, Oil Up, U.S. Dollar Down, U.S. Futures Off Fr
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which had spent 28 weeks in negative territory - is now in its fourth week in positive territory but was little changed this week. ECRI also released its lagging indicator this week and is reported below.