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San Francisco Fed Paper: Okun’s Law Isn’t Broken, As Many Had Feared

One of the Great Recession’s enduring mysteries has been the apparent breakdown in longstanding relationships between the economy’s growth rate and unemployment during and after the downturn.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/21/san-francisco-fed-paper-okuns-law-isnt-broken-as-many-had-feared/?mod=WSJBlog

Electricity, Steel Hint at Economic Uptick in China

Growth in China’s electricity output picked up in March from its January-February pace.

BEIJING—Official data shows China’s economy in the first

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/16/electricity-steel-hint-at-economic-uptick-in-china/?mod=WSJ_EC_RT_Blog

China GDP: A Massaging of the Figures?


China’s GDP growth fell in the first quarter to its slowest pace since September of 2012, slipping to 7.4% on-year growth from 7.7% i

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/15/china-gdp-a-massaging-of-the-figures/?mod=WSJBlog

The Spark That Could Set Fire to China’s Growth Plans

A shot of buildings in Sanya, Hainan province, China, on April 6, 2014.
Bloomberg News

The deepening property glut in China’s smaller and medium-sized citie

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/15/the-spark-that-could-set-fire-to-chinas-growth-plans/?mod=WSJBlog

First-Quarter Data to Confirm China’s Growth Is Slowing

With the official figures on economic growth due out next week, there’s every indication that China’s economy lost momentum in the first quarter. Industrial production, investment, and retail sales all stumbled in the first two months of the year, while exports have been erratic.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/08/first-quarter-data-to-confirm-chinas-growth-is-slowing/?mod=WSJBlog

Vital Signs: Foreign Trade Cut Into First-Quarter Growth

An unexpected widening in the February trade deficit is leading economists to lower their estimate for growth in the first-quarter gross domestic product.
The nominal trade deficit for goods and services increased to $42.3 billion in February, from $39.3 billion in January, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/03/vital-signs-foreign-trade-cut-into-first-quarter-growth/?mod=WSJ_EC_RT_Blog
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