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What’s up with the “term premium”?

If you could know exactly where short-term interest rates will be in the future, it would be easy to determine whether longer-term bonds offer attractive yields today. But that’s not…

Brazil central bank cuts rates 25bps

Brazil’s central bank cut its benchmark Selic by 25 basis points on Wednesday evening, deciding against a sharper reduction in spite of an economy that is still deep in recession.…

US manufacturing data points to solid gains in November

US manufacturing growth gathered steam in November, according to data released on Thursday, improving over last month’s readings and beating analysts’ forecasts in the latest sign the world’s largest economy…

Carstens quits Mexican central bank to head BIS

Agustín Carstens, the widely respected governor of the Bank of Mexico, is quitting in July to head the Bank for International Settlements in a big blow to the country as…

Brazil’s plunging GDP crushes hopes of Temer turnround

Brazil’s economy recorded its seventh straight quarterly contraction between July and September, disappointing hopes the new government of president Michel Temer could engineer a quick turnround in the fortunes of…

US Midwest factory activity shows robust growth in November

Manufacturing activity growt in the US midwest soared past analysts’ expectations in November, rebounding from a disappointing October to reach its highest point since January 2015. The Institute for Supply…

US 10-year treasury yields enjoy biggest monthly jump since 2009

Trumped up. US 10-year treasury yields have enjoyed their biggest climb since the depths of the financial crisis this month, as the prospect of bumper spending and radical tax cuts…

US personal income rises at quicker-than-expected clip in October

US personal income climbed last month at the fastest rate since April, highlighting the growing upward pressure on wages from a tighter job market. Personal income rose 0.6 per cent…

US private sector adds 216k jobs in Nov, easily topping estimates

The pace of job growth in the large US private sector blew past expectations in November in the latest indication that the labour market is firing on all cylinders. The…

US GDP revision confirms strengthening recovery

US growth heated up more than initially thought in the third quarter, underscoring a brightening American economy after a disappointing start to 2016. The world’s biggest developed market grew at…

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