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5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

Next week’s roster of reports will bring a first look at the winter economy, two readings of consumer optimism, consumer income and spending and factory surveys. All that plus a two-day Fed meeting! In a busy week, here are five things to watch:

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/24/5-things-to-watch-on-the-economic-calendar-66/?mod=WSJBlog

South Korea’s Next Export Worry: Price Cuts in Japan

South Korea’s exports are slipping just as Japan’s are picking up, as a weak yen has made Japanese goods more competitive globally.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/23/south-koreas-next-export-worry-price-cuts-in-japan/?mod=WSJBlog

Should Asia’s Governments Spend More?

Economists have cheered infrastructure spending in the Philippines as a means to boost growth.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/21/should-asias-governments-spend-more/?mod=WSJBlog

India’s New GDP Numbers: A Peek Under the Hood

A shepherd near Allahabad, India.
Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/17/indias-new-gdp-numbers-a-peek-under-the-hood/?mod=WSJBlog

Post-Recession, Have U.S. Consumers Abandoned Their ‘Shop ‘Til You Drop’ Mentality?

U.S. consumers have long been viewed as the shoppers of the world, buying goods made both domestically and overseas. The Great Recession seems to have changed this “shop ’til you drop” dynamic. Saving, not shopping, is the hallmark of this expansion.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/14/post-recession-have-u-s-consumers-abandoned-their-shop-til-you-drop-mentality/?mod=WSJBlog

White House Uses Bernanke-Summers Debate To Push Trade Deals

Jason Furman, shown in 2013, didn’t take sides in the Bernanke-Summers debate in a speech Wednesday.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/08/white-house-uses-bernanke-summers-debate-to-push-trade-deals/?mod=WSJBlog
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