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  • Article / Yesterday at 5:56 GMT

    3 Numbers: German consumer climate remains sunny, EU sentiment, US CPI

    editor/analyst /
    United States
    3 Numbers: German consumer climate remains sunny, EU sentiment, US CPI
    While Germany's unemployment figures are released today, eyes will initially be on the consumer sentiment data that comes out earlier. Once again, expectations are for an improvement in tone. Meanwhile, today's economic sentiment data for the Eurozone is expected to show signs of an uptick, while in the US, soft inflation numbers will likely keep rate rises on hold for a while longer.
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  • Article / Sunday at 23:54 GMT

    KVP’s Macro Take: In from the cold of Mother Russia

    Asia Macro Strategist / Saxo Capital Markets
    This week’s Macro Take focuses on KVP's recent trip to Moscow, and he share data points and thoughts “from the ground” with the aim of illuminating a key component of the global macro puzzle for 2015 – Russia. KVP provides potential Russian equities to do homework on, and potential future catalysts.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 19 February 2015 at 22:50 GMT

    Walmart spends $1 billion on pay rises

    USA Today
    A desire to retain employees as well as to improve customer service were the reasons behind Walmart spending $1 billion this year to give pay increases to half a million workers. Hadley Malcolm writes for USA Today that the decision to spend $1 billion comes after years of employee protests and outrage over meagre pay. About 500,000 full and part-time associates at both Walmart and the company's Sam's Club warehouse stores will start making $9 an hour or more in April. That's at least $1.75 more than the federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25. By February 2016, hourly employees will make at least $10 an hour after completing about six months of training.
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