Global Economy Update: January 20
January 20, 2012

Global Economy Update: January 20

Here are some important data points from the past week: United States Eurozone   Source: ECB   China   Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China   Brazil   Source: Central Bank of Brazil

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December 13, 2011

Economy expands, labor market improves, softer business fixed investment, inflation a non-issue. This calls for no change but QE3 fades in the distance (for now?)

Below we post the FOMC statement from today, as well as last month’s statement, putting the changes in language in bold. Release Date: December 13, 2011 For immediate release Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately, notwithstanding some apparent slowing in global growth. […]

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November 27, 2011

The Euro-zone in crisis: Assessing the macro impact based on hard numbers.

The on-going debate on the euro-zone crisis mostly fails to disseminate hard numbers so that the order of magnitude of the problem gets lost. The following tables display the cost of planned haircuts on peripherals for all EU countries, first in percentage of GDP and next in percentage of current tax revenues. Admittedly, Greece, Portugal […]

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January 31, 2011

The Untimely Passing of Dr. Venkataraman Sundararajan

It is with profound sadness that we must inform our friends and colleagues of the untimely and unexpected passing of Dr Venkataraman Sundararajan, on April 11th in Khartoum, Sudan. Rajan, as he was known to many, was an internationally recognized authority on the financial sector. He headed the Centennial Group’s Financial Sector Practice. Before joining […]

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