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  • Editor’s Picks / Wednesday at 6:01 GMT

    Should drug deals and prostitution be included in GDP?

    The Week
    Britain will see a boost in measured economic activity later this year when activities previously never measured — specifically, drug dealing and prostitution — are incorporated into the measure.
    At first the changes will only include U.K. production of cannabis, drug smuggling, and prostitution, but it is expected that off-the-books employment, black market gambling, software piracy, and sales of stolen goods will also eventually be included.
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    Alex Timber Alex Timber
    Well-well... When there's nothing to measure - a good idea to measure at least something, to proove, that economic is still (or yet?) alive. "The patient is...
    4d
    fxtime fxtime
    How do they quantify piracy, black market gambling, theft, drugs and prostitution ?? More-over would you trust the assessor or would you wonder if they are involved...
  • Calendar event / Wednesday at 2:00 GMT

    CN GDP

    forecast
    actual
    High GDP QoQ
    +1.4%
    High GDP YoY
    +7.3%
    +7.4%
    Med GDP
    Med GDP Year to Date
  • Squawk / Monday at 7:54 GMT
    Mads Koefoed Mads Koefoed
    Head of Macro Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    New Zealand's PMI services index printed 58.3 in March from a revised 52.8 in February.
    All eleven indices, which make up our global PMI services tracker are now available for March. The tracker rose slightly to 53.2 last month vs. 53.1 in February.
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  • Calendar event / Monday at 0:00 GMT

    SG Advance GDP Estimates

    forecast
    actual
    Med Annualized SA Qtrly % Chg
    +0.1%
    +0.1%
    Med Construction Yrly % Chg
    +6.5%
    Med Manufacturing Yrly % Chg
    +8%
    Med Services Yrly % Chg
    +4.7%
    Med Yearly % Change
    +5.2%
    +5.1%
  • 11 April
    Jim Earls Jim Earls
    Crude Oil $103 per barrel-no much room left to have a dovish bias.
  • 11 April
    Marie Donty Marie Donty
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  • Saxo TV / 10 April 2014 at 9:10 GMT

    China: Handle with care

    Angus Walker
    There’ll be no easy fix for fragile China, according to the country’s leaders. China’s Premier Li Keqiang told investors today: “We will not take, in response to momentary fluctuations in economic growth, short term and forceful stimulus measures”. The comments appear to rule out the possibility of major stimulus to counter falling growth.
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  • Calendar event / 31 March 2014 at 12:30 GMT

    CA Monthly GDP

    forecast
    actual
    Med Monthly GDP
    Med GDP, Monthly
    +0.4%
    +0.5%