The Chinese economy is entering an interesting state. Producer prices are falling relatively rapidly due to lack of external demand and a supply glut with producer output falling moderately . A major real estate developer defaulted this past week... (full story)
By Jeffrey P. Snider There was no third consecutive quarterly liquidity event on April 15, but I think there was an observation of the same systemic crack that just didn't, this time, go anywhere. I have been highlighting repo rates particularly... (full story)
A sharp rebound in orders for long-lasting manufactured products raises expectations of US interest rates rising this year. However, dig a little deeper into the data and signs of lingering weakness in business investment add to the case for any... (full story)
April's flash PMI survey data provide the first insight into economic trends at the start of the second quarter, and paint a disappointing picture of the health of the global economy. Flash PMI surveys Source: Markit. Over in Asia, survey... (full story)
Hale Stewart - Seeking Alpha - Sun Apr 26, 2:36AM CDT
By New Deal Democrat Monthly reports for March included a decline in new home sales from an upwardly revised post-recession high in February, and a new post-recession high in existing home sales. Durable goods as a whole were up, but... (full story)
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