Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (September 15 - 18, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.
Judging the state of the Angolan economy is a real balancing act. Looked at from the standpoint of a country with enormous agricultural potential and fantastic mineral and oil wealth, one has to say it is failing massively to live up to its potential.
This year has been one, up to now, where the official data coming out of China has rather neatly fitted the objectives of the Chinese government. However, from time to time, numbers and data emerge which challenge such a state of play, and recently we have begun to see them again.
The depression that followed the stock-market crash of 1929 took a turn for the worse eight years later, and recovery came only with the enormous economic stimulus provided by World War II, a conflict that cost more than 60 million lives. The current world situation is not nearly so dire, but there are parallels, particularly to 1937.
With some 51% of the vote, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged the victor in Turkey's first direct presidential election on 10 August.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (September 8 - 11, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.
Today I intend to take one of my regular trips to the economy of the land of the rising sun which is in the throes of a rather extraordinary economic experiment.
A recent study, by two Bank of Japan specialists investigated the way in which analysts and the media react to Bank of Japan (BoJ) statements about changes in long term interest rates. The study throws up a number of interesting points.
For every optimist on the subject of the US economy you can probably find two pessimists. What is certain is that July saw a sharp upturn in new housing starts.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (08-09-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.