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Strong exports in China could be due to firms overstating the value of goods sold overseas as a way to circumvent rules that restrict the flow of capital into the country.
Japan may still be the world's largest creditor nation, but it is likely to starting losing some of its wealth in the next couple of years, as its broadest trade measure lurches closer to its first annual deficit in more than 30 yea...
The U.S. economy will see stronger growth next year, but it'll be a modest pickup. That’s the latest consensus among economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics. The group’s members forecast the U.S. economy will grow by a not-amazing, but not-so-bad 2.8% next year.
Taiwan’s exports have long been considered a bellwether of global demand due to the island’s prominence in the electronics supply chain. But the recent divergence in export-related indicators has left some investors puzzled.
What's strange about the numbers is the timing: Businesses are hiring strongly in a quarter that is on track to post fairly weak output growth (thanks in large part to the third quarter's inventory buildup).
The Communist Party's new reform blueprint has unleashed a sense of optimism, but at least one high-profile government adviser is worried that the road ahead is still strewn with major roadblocks.
Federal Reserve officials should stop worrying and learn to love the recent drop in the U.S. jobless rate.
Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said Monday that it is time for the central bank to begin winding down its easy-money policies and give a clear time table for how that process will play out.
Improvements in the labor sector are clearly boosting the chance the Federal Reserve will soon cut back on its easy-money policy stance, a key central-bank official said Monday.
Consumer price increases in the Philippines look benign, but other indicators suggest that beneath the surface, trouble could be brewing. Money-supply figures released last week showed domestic liquidity in the Philippines rose 32.5% in October from a year earlier -- the fourth straight month it has grown by more than 30% and a possible warning sign of future asset bubbles.
Senate leaders hope to vote on Janet Yellen’s nomination to lead the Federal Reserve before lawmakers leave Washington this year, a Senate Democratic leadership aide said Thursday.
The Bank of Canada's second-in-command, Tiff Macklem, is leaving the central bank next year.
For those of you prepping for Friday’s Labor Department report on November employment, here are four things to remember.
Increased manufacturing production drove emerging-markets' economic output higher in November, according HSBC Holdings PLC's index of business activity in the developing world.
America’s economy is stabilizing after a rocky summer, but one of its main pillars is missing: Business spending.
What did we expect from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Thursday? Well not fireworks. Following last month’s surprise cut in the main refinancing rate, there were no expectations of further change in rates, but markets are always grateful for an extra mile of forward guidance. The Governing Council certainly seems to have decided it [...]
A new paper from researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland could assuage the concerns of some market participants who still doubt the Fed’s commitment to keep rates low even after the recovery picks up steam.
How the government measures income inequality.
The U.S. economy is growing at a steady pace and the job market is firming up. But that's not how it feels in two cities in the southwest.
A roundup of economic news from around the Web.