Tag Archives: economy

How Puerto Rico can rebuild and become a powerhouse economy

How Puerto Rico can rebuild economy

After a particularly devastating hurricane season, Puerto Rico has an uncertain future. Already mismanaged and saddled with debt, the island territory now faces the virtually insurmountable task of rebuilding its infrastructure and economy. But amidst the rubble and heartache lies one of the greatest opportunities in the modern era not …

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Australia’s household debt-to-income ratio is at an all-time high

Australia household debt income ratio

The Bank for International Settlements has warned that record household debt levels amassed in the past decade have left Australians among the most vulnerable to a sharp rise in global interest rates. According to the Reserve Bank of Australia, household debt-to-income ratio for Australia is at an all-time high of 189%. …

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Stock market and dollar under pressure following soft US economic data

Stock market US dollar economic data

Shares and the U.S. dollar dipped on Monday while U.S. bond yields slumped to five-month lows after soft U.S. economic data hurt investor sentiment already frayed by worries over North Korea and coming French elections. That dwarfed any relief for market players after the U.S. Treasury department did not name …

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Big name retail stores continue to close down

Retail stores closing

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The hottest trend in retail right now is store closures – lots of them! This trend was brewing last year and seems to show no signs of stopping in 2016. Some of America’s biggest retailers are shrinking their footprint as consumers are choosing to use what’s left …

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US economy summed up in 9 charts

US economy in 9 charts

Some folks were peddling fiction… for everyone else, there’s this reality! No child (or student, or poor person, or grandchild, or debtholder, or healthy person, or retiree, or African American, or family, or homeowner, or renter) left behind untouched… Now that is a legacy. SOURCE

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Baltic Dry Index hits lowest levels…ever!

Baltic Dry Index

A measure of international trade often seen as a bellwether for the global economy has crashed to its lowest level ever, fuelling fears we could be heading for another 2008-style crash. Back in November, the Baltic Dry Index dropped below 500 for the first time in recorded history, and it …

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These companies are hinting at a global recession

Recession recovery

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Despite the mainstream media running headlines like “Nowhere to go but up“, the numbers coming out on the health of the economy tell a different story. To be sure, there are some companies doing well at the moment; the media has a field day parading around …

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