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Hurricanes Also Wash Away Income Growth

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Tropical storms may pass over an area in less than a day but the economic impact on the ravaged areas can last for two decades.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/22/hurricanes-also-wash-away-income-growth/?mod=WSJBlog

Biggest Risk for China Could Be Failure to Change, Economists Say

A downturn in home prices coupled with slow movement on economic reform poses big risks for China, economists say.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/21/biggest-risk-for-china-could-be-failure-to-change-economists-say/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s George: Easy-Money Policies Should End Sooner Rather Than Later

One of the Federal Reserve‘s most prominent hawks said on Thursday it is time for the central bank to think seriously about raising short-term interest rates off of their current near-zero percent levels.
“My objective is not to see rates rise sharply,” Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George said in an interview on Fox Business Network. ”But I do think many of the policy benchmarks we look at are already signaling that we should be off of 0,” she said.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/21/feds-george-easy-money-policies-should-end-sooner-rather-than-later/?mod=WSJBlog

Economists React: Thailand GDP

Employees work at an assembly line in AutoAlliance Thailand, a Ford and Mazda joint venture plant.

Thailand’s economy avoided a recession in the

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/18/economists-react-thailand-gdp/?mod=marketbeat

5 Takeaways from Japan’s GDP

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Japan said Wednesday its gross domestic product shrank 6.8% in annualized terms in the April-June quarter, underscoring how sharply the world’s third-largest economy reversed course after a rise in the sales tax to 8% from 5% on April 1.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/12/5-takeaways-from-japans-gdp-2/?mod=WSJBlog

5 Things To Know Ahead of the Euro-Zone GDP Report

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The second quarter report on euro-zone gross domestic product should make for grim reading. GDP is expected to have expanded just 0.1% from the previous quarter, according to a survey of economists, or around 0.4% in annualized terms.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/12/5-things-to-know-ahead-of-the-euro-zone-gdp-report/?mod=marketbeat

More Evidence Singapore Restructuring Taking Hold

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Singapore’s disappointing second-quarter economic data

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/12/more-evidence-singapore-restructuring-taking-hold/?mod=WSJBlog
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