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January 29, 2015
How Russia is Edging OPEC Out of China’s Oil Market
Russia and China are forming a much stronger symbiotic relationship. Although for very different reasons, that suits both countries just fine.
July 16, 2014
The Doves May Be Right: Trade Prices Suggest Demand Is Still Fragile
The latest data on import and export prices show that there is still enough room for the Federal Reserve to keep monetary policy in accommodative mode.
July 03, 2014
Is the U.S Finally Beginning to Sort Out Its Trade Issues?
U.S. trade data in the second quarter has been much better than in the first.
June 18, 2014
Has the Trade Deficit Become America’s Economic Handicap?
Demand for U.S.-made goods and services continues to be sluggish, and economists are starting to downwardly revise their growth forecasts.
May 30, 2014
Here’s Why the U.S. Economy Shrank After Three Years of Growth
Government economists determined that GDP did not grow in the first-quarter, but rather contracted at a 1 percent annual rate.
March 03, 2014
OPEC Oil Output Drops to Lowest Level in 2.5 Years
Production dropped by 11,000 barrels per day from January to February, down to an average of 29.877 million barrels per day
February 28, 2014
Cold Weather Claims Another Victim: Fourth-Quarter GDP
Government economists determined that consumer spending was not as strong in the fourth-quarter as previously calculated.
February 03, 2014
UAE Considers Importing Cheap Shale Gas from North America
Production volumes for natural gas have soared to record levels thanks to the success of fracking and horizontal drilling in formations across North America.
January 18, 2014
Petrobras Has Big Goals For Lowering Labor Costs
Petrobras is looking to cut labor costs as its spending on developing oil fields accelerates.
January 15, 2014
BP Places Energy Self-Sufficiency on Horizon for America
The BP Energy Outlook 2035 states the U.S. is on the path to energy self-sufficiency, which will be achieved by 2035.
January 11, 2014
China Claims Title of Top Trading Nation
China reported that total imports and exports surpassed $4 trillion in 2013, moving it ahead of the United States as the largest trading nation.
January 08, 2014
U.S. Call on Germany: Less Exports and More Eurozone Support
Germany has been a strong economic power, but that hasn't stopped U.S. Treasury Secretary from criticizing its trade policies.
January 07, 2014
U.S. Trade Gap Narrows to 4-Year Low in November
Weak imports and record exports helped drive the U.S. trade deficit to a four-year low in November.
December 04, 2013
Exports Hit Record High Heading Into the Fourth Quarter
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October, according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Wednesday.
November 15, 2013
Inflation Is Nowhere to Be Found in October Trade Data
Generally speaking, inflationary pressures across the board have been weak, and trade data suggest the trend continued into the beginning of the fourth quarter.
November 07, 2013
Q3 GDP Growth: Pleasant Surprise But the Economy Needs More
The Department of Commerce reported Thursday morning that GDP grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the July-through-September period.
October 24, 2013
U.S. Trade Deficit Edges Higher on Weak Demand
Data released Thursday morning show the U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in August, indicating sluggish demand among trade partners.
October 20, 2013
Is America’s Oil and Gas Industry Overdoing it?
PIRA, a Market Energy Analysis Group, claims that the U.S. is presently holding the top position in oil supplies.
September 12, 2013
Is the Fed Fighting Deflation?
Import and export price data suggest that there is some unwelcome deflationary pressure on the economy.
September 09, 2013
Here’s What August’s Export Data Means for the Chinese Economy
The Chinese economy is set to benefit from rising demand in the United States and other export markets.
September 08, 2013
Is China’s Economy on the Road to Stability?
The figures from on August showing China's increased exports are another sign that the country's economy is improving.
September 04, 2013
Here’s Why the U.S. Trade Deficit Is Widening
An indicator of both the health of the U.S. economy and the health of foreign economies, the deficit increased in July on the back of rising imports.
September 04, 2013
Look Out for These Signs of Vitality from the EU Economy
Two separate reports indicate signs that the Eurozone is turning around and moving towards the beginnings of a recovery.
August 15, 2013
Global Economy: Germany May Pass U.S. as Second Largest Exporter
Germany could pass the United States as the world's second-largest exporter this year as the country's total exports gain in value.
August 13, 2013
Price Pressures Remain Soft as Fed Mulls Monetary Policy
Inflation indicators suggest that despite the Fed's ongoing asset purchase program, the economy isn't heating up as much as some economists would like.
August 11, 2013
Antitrust Ruling: Apple Can’t Always Win in Court
Apples antitrust woes continue, as the judge finding the company guilty of price manipulation won't suspend her ruling while the tech giant seeks to appeal.
August 06, 2013
U.S. Trade Deficit Edges Lower as Economy Improves
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed more than expected in June, suggesting that second-quarter gross domestic product estimates could be revised upward.
August 06, 2013
Tuesday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
U.S. stock futures edged lower ahead of the opening bell Tuesday. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
August 02, 2013
Farm Bill: Republicans Push for Food Stamp Cuts, But Costly Subsidies Remain
The debate over food stamps in Congress is currently a bitter, and strictly partisan one, with direct ramifications for the farm bill.
July 29, 2013
EU-China Trade: Did This Agreement Solve Solar Subsidies?
China and the European Union have resolved their trade spat, but not without revealing deeper problems that remain en route to better trade agreements.