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  • Article / 2 hours ago

    A French lesson for the UK

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    A French lesson for the UK
    French local elections allow the electorate to express their frustration and the failure of Socialist party policies has seen limited growth and rising unemployment. Taxes are high and yet there is an abdication of structural reform and no growth or jobs.
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  • Saxo TV / 3 hours ago

    Hardy: How to avoid Good Friday going bad

    John J Hardy
    Despite Good Friday being a bank holiday and markets in Europe and the US closed, the US non-farm payroll numbers will be out. They come at a time when forex markets are nervous and there is a high risk of volatility, says Saxo Bank’s John Hardy.
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  • Article / 6 hours ago

    3 Numbers: EU business mood fragile; US personal income; US home sales

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: EU business mood fragile; US personal income; US home sales
    There are hopes that the upbeat mood among Eurozone consumers could spread. Today's business sentiment data will reveal is that is the case. Meanwhile in the US, income and spending, along with PCE inflation, are likely to stay muted in today’s February release. Even a minor rise in pending home sales will be greeted as a sign that the US is recovering from its winter slumber.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 7 hours ago

    Gates urges China to avoid Japan's errors in innovation

    South China Morning Post
    China should learn from Japan and the US when it comes to state-led artificial intelligence research, Microsoft founder Bill Gates says. Gates was commenting on the "China Brain" project put forward by Baidu chief Li Yanhong, who suggested that Beijing should help make China a world leader in artifical intelligence by adopting a market-based mechanism for innovation. Gates says that care is needed in how you structure the government's relationship with innovation. In Japan, the Ministry of International Trade picked specific goals and approaches for a computer initiative in the 1980s. But the project was not successful and the architecture was surpassed in speed by hardware made by Intel.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 12 hours ago

    New Zealand smashes Australia, except at cricket

    Business Spectator
    A year of outperformance in New Zealand culminated in annual GDP growth of 3.5% in the December quarter versus just 2.5% in Australia. The divergence in growth in the antipodean economies that has lifted the kiwi dollar close to parity with the Aussie for the first time. The key difference is in confidence. Business confidence in New Zealand is high, and fostered solid investment in both capital and employment. As unemployment has fallen, consumer sentiment has risen. By contrast, no amount of RBA easing has been able to convince Australian businesses to take advantage of the lowest borrowing costs on record and invest in growth.
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  • Calendar event / Yesterday at 23:50 GMT
    High Industrial Output (on month)
    -1.8%
    -3.4%
    Med Inventory-Shipments Ratio (on month)
    +4.3%
    Med Shipments (on month)
    -3.4%
    Med Inventories (on month)
    +0.5%
    Med Companies Forecast Ind Output In Following Month
    -2%
    Med Companies Forecast Ind Output Two Months Later
    +3.6%