Latest News for: Macroeconomic


ANN BERNSTEIN: Wise macroeconomic management rises above pressure in budget policy statement

Business Day 01 Dec 2021
The medium-term budget policy statement represents an important victory for prudent macroeconomic management over the enormous pressure exerted on the National Treasury and the cabinet to commit to higher levels of spending ... The argument for doing this was straightforward ... .

Macroeconomic perspective of household income: 2020 update (Swiss Federal Statistical Office)

Public Technologies 01 Dec 2021
). End of page. Return to overview. 01.12.2021 - New statistical information Macroeconomic perspective of household income. 2020 update. Theme Economic and social situation of the population. Attributed documents ... Observation period. 1995-2020. Federal Statistical Office ... Macroeconomic perspective.

CDC confirms the first case of Omicron in the U.S.

Invezz 01 Dec 2021
Wall Street indices are giving up intraday gains after the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of the new COVID variant of concern in the United States. Symptoms are mild and improving. Dr Anthony Fauci – chief medical advisor to the U.S. President, said the individual was fully vaccinated ... ET ... ....

What does the Omicron-related uncertainty mean for investors?

Invezz 30 Nov 2021
The benchmark S&P 500 index is down more than 1.0% this morning on fears the existing COVID-19 vaccines and treatments will be less effective against Omicron. Things aren’t looking good for Regeneron and Moderna ... Regeneron Pharmaceuticals also made a similar announcement about its antibody cocktail for COVID-19 on Tuesday ... But Regeneron did ... .

Three quick reasons to stay invested despite Omicron fears

Invezz 29 Nov 2021
The benchmark S&P 500 index took a hit late last week after the World Health Organisation dubbed Omicron a “variant of concern”. But Cerity Partners’ Jim Lebenthal has a threefold thesis on why investors should stay in the market. 1. Vaccines and other treatments ... 2. Cyclicals might have bottomed ... 3. Aftershocks are less impactful ... ....

What killed macroeconomics?

Korea Times 28 Nov 2021
One could say the same about macroeconomic policy in general, in the sense that there is no robust theory behind it ... Macroeconomics ― the theory of output as a whole, which was invented by John Maynard Keynes ― has virtually disappeared ... As Lucas's formulation suggests, macroeconomic policy nowadays is reserved for shocks.

THANTI MTHANTI: Fiscal policy and macroeconomic framework in balance as parties jostle for power

Business Day 28 Nov 2021
For the first time since coming into power in 1994 the ANC is facing the prospect of losing power as contesting factions tear it apart. In the 2024 general elections the governing party may struggle to garner more than 50% of the vote, which could have interesting implications for fiscal policy and SA’s broader macroeconomic framework. Some caveats ... .

Qatar's macroeconomic indicators improving, returning to positive economic growth: EIU

MENA FN 27 Nov 2021
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar's macroeconomic indicators have improved following the pandemic-induced slump in 2020, returning to positive economic growth, researcher EIU has said in a recent ... .

MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS: Real outcomes or theoretical values?

B & FT Online 24 Nov 2021
In the economic life of a country, macroeconomic indicators are generally used to track the progress a country has made within a given time frame ... Macroeconomic indicators; what they (should) represent! ... A general improvement in the macroeconomic environment boosts investor confidence and trigger some increases in foreign direct investments.

Here’s what inflation might look like in 2022

Invezz 23 Nov 2021
President Biden has made the “anti-inflation choice” by picking Jerome Powell to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve for another term, said Saxo Bank’s Althea Spinozzi in her interview with CNBC this morning. Spinozzi’s remarks on CNBC’s ‘Street Signs Europe... Federal Reserve ... ....

RBC’s Lori Calvasina: ‘next big leg up in the market is for small caps’

Invezz 23 Nov 2021
RBC Capital Market’s Lori Calvasina expects the benchmark S&P 500 index to hit 5,050 next year, representing another 10% gain from here. Interestingly, she says her outlook is on the “conservative” side as many economic indicators are vouching for north of 5,100 in 2022. Calvasina explains why she’s bullish on the SPX ... ....

(Research Paper) Macroeconomic Changes with Declining Trend Inflation: Complementarity with the Superstar Firm Hypothesis (Bank of Japan)

Public Technologies 22 Nov 2021
). November 22, 2021. Takushi Kurozumi*1. Willem Van Zandweghe*2 Abstract ... Moreover, adding a rise of highly productive "superstar firms" to the model can better explain not only the macroeconomic changes but also the micro evidence on the distribution of firms' markups, including the flat median markup. JEL classification. E52, L16. Keywords.

Pro: stay away from hotels and airlines stocks until more clarity

Invezz 22 Nov 2021
A sharp surge in new COVID-19 cases is sending Europe into another lockdown, and Veritas Financial Group’s Greg Branch says turning to reopening names might not be the best way to go yet. Greg Branch’s comments on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box... Sylvia Jablonski has a different outlook ... She said. ... ....

COVID-19 changes macroeconomic settings in Africa

Business Ghana 19 Nov 2021
The 12th African Private Sector Forum has acknowledged that COVID-19 has dramatically changed the macroeconomic settings in which the private sector operates in Africa and the world at large ... to reassess the macroeconomic conditions affecting Private Sector development.