Economy

Which U.S. States Are Most & Least Vulnerable to a Trade War?

Any impending trade war would pose the largest direct risk to states that are dependent on buying and selling goods on international markets. Today’s visualization comes to us from HowMuch.net, and it shows every U.S. state and district organized by GDP size, as well as percentage of GDP resulting from international trade.

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The 6 Fastest Growing Countries in Emerging Europe

With volatility returning to domestic equities, it might be time for investors to consider increasing their exposure to foreign markets, specifically emerging Europe...With that in mind, I’d like to share with you the top six fastest growing countries in emerging Europe, based on their just-released manufacturing PMIs for the month of March.

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Do Oil Prices Affect Inflation Expectations?

The claim that, in normal times, energy prices have a direct influence on long-term inflation expectations is puzzling, as it seems to imply that monetary policy is not able to offset price shocks even five or ten years down the road. If confirmed, it could have significant implications on how inflation dynamics are forecast. Hence, we believe that the claim warrants further scrutiny.

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U.S. Has Imposed $60 Billion In Annual Tariffs Against China

Trump is following through on a long-time threat that he says will punish China for intellectual property infringement and create more American jobs. Effective this Friday, the Trump administration will be imposing tariffs on up to $60bn of Chinese goods, or roughly 13% of goods imported from China and 2.75% of total US goods imported according to Danske Bank.

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The BIS Just Flagged Canada For A Financial Crisis! Here’s Why

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) quarterly review of central banks is an exhaustive assessment of banking indicators looking for any signs that could lead to stress at domestic banks and Canada is now flashing a warning signal for all four categories, which would typically lead to a financial crisis.

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