World economy


capitalism

Should Capitalism Grow Constantly? Innovation Is Key

Capitalism – or in fact any economy, if an alternative exists – should grow constantly, although not necessarily in quantity. It’s not so much about making a larger amount of exactly the same products and services, but about innovating and producing new goods and services at a lower cost.


global exconomics

Global Economic Growth Is speeding Up: Outlook And Risks

Enric Fernández (Caixabank) | The forecasts of the vast majority of analysts and international organisations point to an acceleration of global GDP growth in 2017. At CaixaBank Research we are predicting a growth rate in real terms of 3.4%, three tenths of a percentage point above last year. The improvement will be extensive for all the advanced economies (which we expect to grow 2%) as well as for the emerging markets (+4.5%)




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The Rise and Fall of China’s Private Oil Companies

By Fang Xiangliang and Coco Feng via Caixin | In 1999, Luo Lin quit his secure job at China National Petroleum Co. (CNPC) and founded his own private firm providing services to the massive state-owned oil giant. Back then he couldn’t have foreseen the dramatic ups and downs that would characterize the 25-year transition that such smaller oilfield service companies have experienced.


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Misreading the tea-leafs for the Fed’s rate hikes

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the primary reason for raising interest rates in March was a simple one: the central bank is confident in a steadily improving economy. The economy, however, has actually been deteriorating somewhat for Fed’s rate hikes.


american-dream

Selectiveness Amongst Companies And The Salary Differential

In the US and other parts of the world a phenomenon has occurred which partly explains the differences in income: the different levels of success which different companies have. But it seems that companies were more uniform in the past. The salary differential happened within a company and could be translated into expectations of promotion or a better job like in the age of the “American dream”.


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Irena says 2016 record breaking year for renewables

Dániel Stemler | According to the latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), last year was a record year for renewables as the “global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts (GW) in 2016”.


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The Trump Lie Detector

Ian McCredie | President Trump told the House GOP conference just before the fateful health care debacle that if they did not pass the bill: “I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018.” This was the day after the heads of both the FBI and the NSA publicly exposed Trump as a liar for accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the run-up to last year’s presidential election.