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US Economy: Looking Good

According to Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, America’s economy is currently looking “pretty good.”  However, it is likely that there will soon be a “downturn,” with the economy “certainly dipping into a recession.”

In an article written by Troy Tanzy and Daniel Rangel, it was stated:

“Core inflation was back above 2% for March, according to the latest inflation report which came out Wednesday morning. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was down slightly in March (down 0.1% month over month), but the core inflation rate rose 0.2% for the month. According to TD Economics, a 4.9% drop in gasoline prices held the CPI level relatively constant to slightly down.”

This marks a rise in inflation  which is “reflective of higher prices in housing, medicine and food.” It is also expected that Federal Reserve officials will increase rates another two more times (at least) this year with the observation of the continued escalation in inflation to its target rate.  However, with inflation continuing to accelerate, rates will be raised in accordance by the Fed, partly as a defensive tactic against a possible recession.

Market Watch: US and China

With any kind of political tension comes the potential for delay in progression of the achievement of economic goals. At least, that could be the case for decision-making (and deals) between America and China.  According to ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, with America and China’s recent threat to fresh import tariffs, a “quite unique” state of… Continue Reading

Economic Impact of International Women’s Day

On March 8, women around the world called for more equality for women, with a particular emphasis on wages and rights.  Lima Charlie’s recent blog discussed the impact that this will have, with data from the Boston Consulting Group which found that: “between 2010 and 2015, private wealth held by women rose from 34 trillion… Continue Reading

New Asian Hedge Funds

While the beginning of 2017 did not look all that good for the emergence of new hedge funds in Asia, the tables seem to be substantially turning.  One of the ways in which they are doing this according to a recent Bloomberg article, is by “striking out on their own.” Examples of this action include:… Continue Reading

Top Performing Businesses

Three recent top performing businesses nationwide that will be reviewed in this article include: Newmont Mining Corporation, the Commercial Bank of California and Immunovaccine. The Sustainability Yearbook 2018  (published by RobecoSAM) recently recognized the Newmont Mining Corporation for top level performance in the mining sector.  This is the fourth consecutive year the corporation has been… Continue Reading

Global Investments

There has been a steady increase in investments Singapore has made around the world over the last few years.  For example, while the figure in 2011 was $9 billion, by 2017 that had reached $19 billion. America has not been the only region that has become attractive to Singapore although it is the area that… Continue Reading