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Economic forecasts

14 posts
As the U.S. Slows, Belgium Rises! NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 4 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Belgium's economy is on the rise, and that may be a harbinger for the euro zone.
The European Commission invites itself to the British elections NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 4 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
An EU report on Britain's economy, due May 5th...
After Greece, and Portugal, Does Spain Come Next? NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Well, the Spanish government are due to announce their 2009 fiscal deficit number this morning, together with their adjustment plan for reducing the annual fiscal deficit to below 3% of GDP by 2013. This rather distasteful news will be presented to t...
IMF ups its expectation for 2010 global growth to +4% NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
In its new edition of its World Economic Outlook, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) WEO: expected a +4% increase in the 2010 world output expected.This figure is up 0.75 from IMF's October 2009 World Economic Outlook expectation re 2010.NickPthin...
Hungary Isn’t Another Greece……..Now Is It? NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 11 Months, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
I couldn’t help being struck earlier this week by the following statement in an interview the Financial Times had with Hungarian Finance Minister, Peter Oszkó: “Structural reforms of the pension and social welfare systems, plus a rebala...
Moderation and ethics in 2010 consumers' choices NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
As the economy gradually recovers from the past year's big slump, changes are expected in consumer behavior: according to a recent survey, in 2010 UK and American shoppers are to pay much more attention to transparency and ethical responsibility in t...
Double-Dip Worries In Japan and Germany (Updated) NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Whoever said economists are people who don’t ever get anything right? “Economic growth in Germany probably stagnated in the fourth quarter from the previous three months, the Federal Statistics office said. Still, the figure is “surroun...
Division on 2020 Economic Objectives NEW
European Union Law 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The Spanish presidency has expressed its opinion that the 2020 economic guidelines for the European Union should be backed by some sort of sanctions. Germany was quick to criticize the idea, and the Spanish government has somewhat retreated. But even...
We want it all: Turkey will ask for the return of the bones of Saint Nicholas.. NEW
Erkan's field diary 4 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Turkey to become 16th Largest World Economy in 2014 from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Mavi Boncuk| Turkey was the 8th fastest growing economy during 1994-2009 time frame at an average annual rate of 6.2% and Real GDP growth was 250% and will make Turkey...
Stormy weather ahead for China? NEW
Stanley Crossick 4 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 17 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
China has so far weathered the financial and economic storms remarkably well. Despite problems in Tibet and Xinjiang, the CCP remains in control and legitimate in the eyes of most Chinese. The country’s influence on the world stage steadily increas...
East Europe Forecasts Also Getting Revised Down NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 9 Months, 9 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
According to a study out today by Capital Economics, East Europe’s gross domestic product will shrink by 6 percent on average this year, with every single economy in the region posting a contraction. The biggest declines (15 percent) will be in La...
German 2009 GDP Forecasts Getting Revised Down NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 9 Months, 13 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Well, following the OECD forecast last week (German GDP to drop 5.1 percent 2009, compared to a decline of 4.1 percent in the euro region), German bank analysts and research institutes are now cutting their forecasts. Perhaps the most radical at this...
The Commission’s economic forecasts are still too complacent NEW
Erkan's field diary 6 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
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The Commission’s economic forecasts are still too complacent NEW
Centre for European Reform 6 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
By Simon TilfordOn the face of it, it appears churlish to accuse the Commission of complacency when it is forecasting no growth in the eurozone economy in 2009 and a deep recession in the UK. But the Commission has a tendency to be slow to downgrade...