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Eurozone Reflation

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by Lakshman Achuthan, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of ECRI

German Bund yields have spiked up in recent weeks, squashing speculation that they would turn negative in short order. Not coincidentally, Eurozone deflation fears have eased.

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What We Read Today 29 May 2015

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Getting More Personal With Inflation

from the Atlanta Fed

Last week's inflation report was interesting. The consumer price index (CPI) rose only 1.2 percent in April, as falling energy and flat food prices helped to keep the overall index in check.

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Infographic Of The Day: Indian E-Commerce

For all the shopaholics addicted to online shopping, have a look at this Infographic showing some interesting facts and figures on the growth of the E-commerce in India.

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Video of the Day:

AT&T's Texting & Driving Campaign Urges Consumers That It Can Wait. Don't text and drive. It Can Wait.


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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

UK Q1 GDP Figure Confirmed

According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), the original estimate for Q1 growth in 2015 was spot-on at 0.3%. The figure represents a significant slowing of the UK economy from the pace seen in Q4 2014 which came in twice as high.

Chinese Shares Pull Back

Chinese shares came back slightly on Friday after plunging drastically the day before, but couldn’t prevent investors from remaining skeptical that the equity market was turning around.

USD/JPY Rises on Policy Divergence

Investors, speculating that interest rates in the United States are likely to rise higher this year, helped to push the U.S. Dollar to a multi-year peak versus the Japanese Yen.

Swiss Takes A further Step Towards Ending Banking Secrecy

The totally anonymous “numbered Swiss bank account” much beloved by authors of crime fiction as the ultimate repository for hiding one’s ill-gotten gains may itself, have its days numbered.

Australia’s CAPEX Report Not Promising

Australia released its business capital expenditure (CAPEX) report Thursday and it wasn’t promising.
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22 May 2015: ECRI's WLI Remains In Positive Territory But Little Changed This Week

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which had spent 28 weeks in negative territory - is now in its fourth week in positive territory but was little changed this week. ECRI also released its lagging indicator this week and is reported below.

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