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  1. IMF Cuts U.S. 2014 Growth Forecast to 1.7%

    Commentary

    Wed, 23 Jul 2014

    risk taking. But recent data give reason for prudence, the fund said. While unemployment has fallen fast, other labor - market indicators still show signs of weakness. I agree with the above. If it turns out to be correct then now would have

  2. IMF cuts 2014 U.S. growth outlook

    Headlines

    Wed, 23 Jul 2014

    up to 3% over the next 18 months. The agency also sees the first Fed rate hike coming about a year from now, but labor market slack and low inflation should allow the central bank to slowly ratchet up interest rates. Post your comment!

  3. July Business Cycle Update: Low Volatility… but for How Long?

    Headlines

    Tue, 22 Jul 2014

    backdrop for the U.S. consumer. Employment The U.S. labor market continues on its trend of slow improvement, providing a ..... further progress ahead. 2 Other signals bode well for labor market advances. Real weekly earnings are still growing at a slow but steady pace

  4. Signals from Japan May Indicate a Re-Emergence of Growth

    Headlines

    Mon, 21 Jul 2014

    Japan Growth Strategy): As Lisa pointed out, the labor market is tightening. Japan’s unemployment rate, which was ..... caused by the mismatch between supply and demand in the labor market . Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

  5. European Strength Continues in Manpower's Second-Quarter Results

    Commentary

    Mon, 21 Jul 2014

    to benefit from French labor cost subsidies. In our opinion, narrow-moat Manpower’s resilience in a difficult labor market underscores the importance of building a network effect in the staffing industry. Throughout the economic cycle, employers

  6. U.S. Fed Tapering Road Has No Off-Ramp

    Headlines

    Fri, 18 Jul 2014

    spending face time this week in the Senate Banking Committee testifying that significant slack remains in the U.S. labor market with employment-related data below the Central Bank's goal. At the same time, she has been giving hedged assurances

  7. Finding Value in a Challenging Market Environment

    Video Reports

    Thu, 17 Jul 2014

    will be that I think the U.S. economy, in particular--but maybe even some other markets too--will be facing labor market shortages in the year ahead. We've talked so much and the Fed has gotten so focused on the unemployment rate, but

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    U.S. economy, in particular--but maybe even some other markets too--will be facing labor market shortages in the year ahead. We've talked so much and the Fed has gotten so focused on the unemployment rate, but I
  8. Japan government raises economy view as sales tax hangover fades

    Headlines

    Thu, 17 Jul 2014

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government raised its assessment of the economy on Thursday because a decline in consumer spending after a sales tax increase is starting to fade due to improving consumer sentiment and a tight labor market .

  9. Summertime and the Central Banks Are Easy

    Headlines

    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    and more complete healing of the labor market . To this end, our colleagues in BlackRock ..... more “robust” measure of the labor market (relative to the single measure ..... we quantify a broader measure of labor market conditions. See Figure 4. The

  10. Beige Book: Economy continues to expand into early July

    Headlines

    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    but Boston and Richmond noted a slightly slower pace of growth compared to the last reporting period. Fed Beige Book Labor market conditions improved, with all twelve reporting slight to moderate employment growth. A number of districts continue

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