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The Economy Needs Amazons, but It Mostly Has GEs

Posted by hkarner - 23. Juni 2017

Date: 22-06-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Greg Ip

GE wrote the rules of corporate finance, Amazon broke them. To end economic stagnation we need more Amazons.

When Amazon.com Inc. announced Friday it was buying Whole Foods, the stock market got a taste of something long missing: volatility.

The turmoil, however, was confined to retail. While the two companies’ stocks rose sharply and their competitors’ tanked, the rest of the market remained placid. Indeed, months of historically low market volatility has begun to look like dangerous complacency.

Yet there is another, potentially more troubling explanation: stagnation. Muted markets may be the inevitable product of steady, sluggish growth, low and predictable interest rates, declining business startups and failures, and decreased competition. In other words, the problem is, there aren’t enough Amazons disrupting the stock market and the economy. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Global Economy in 2067

Posted by hkarner - 22. Juni 2017

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EU Says Brexit Talks to Assume U.K. Still Wants Complete Break

Posted by hkarner - 19. Juni 2017

Date: 17-06-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Softer options can be discussed if British government wants

BRUSSELS—European Union officials will start Brexit negotiations Monday based on the assumption that the U.K. still wants to leave the bloc completely as outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May before her election setback.

But softer Brexit options have been worked out and are ready to be negotiated if London changes its mind later this year, according to a senior EU official.

Mrs. May’s loss of a parliamentary majority earlier this month has raised questions about whether she will be able to push through the tough Brexit stance she laid out before the election. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Bullish again: Spain’s reforms point the way for southern Europe

Posted by hkarner - 17. Juni 2017

Date: 15-06-2017
Source: The Economist

Having tackled its problems earlier than Italy or Greece, Spain is now seeing results

ON A back road in the Llobregat valley west of Barcelona, amid a jumble of old wine-growing villages and modern factories, stands a research centre owned by Gestamp, a Spanish firm that in just two decades has become one of the world’s leading makers of car body-parts, doors and bonnets. With 100 plants in 21 countries and sales last year of €7.5bn ($8.4bn), Gestamp is a specialist in hot stamping. This process makes parts six times more resistant than if they are cold-stamped, allowing cars to be safer, lighter and less polluting. What was once mere metal-bashing has become a high-tech operation.

Gestamp invests 3.8% of its sales in research and development, and holds more than 900 patents. “We are working on cars that will only go into production in five or six years’ time,” says Juan José Matarranz, one of the 58 scientists and engineers at the research centre. Alongside, in a factory equipped with robots, laser-cutters and high-temperature forges, Gestamp churns out parts for shipment to Ford and Audi in the United States as well as for SEAT’s large plant down the road at Martorell. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Economic optimism is not just about the economy

Posted by hkarner - 7. Juni 2017

Date: 06-06-2017
Source: The Economist

ECONOMIC optimism is on the rise around the world. A new survey from the Pew Research Centre, a think-tank, finds that residents of America, Europe and Japan are more confident about their countries’ economies than they were before the financial crisis. Rising spirits partly stem from the return of durable growth. But differences in optimism between countries cannot be accounted for by growth alone—or, indeed, by economic performance.

To take one example, the German economy is projected by the IMF to grow at a similar rate to France’s. Yet whereas 83% of Germans believe their economy is doing well, only 21% of French people feel the same way. That suggests some other factor may be at play—perhaps the unemployment rate, which is much lower in Germany than in France. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Global Recovery’s Downside Risks

Posted by hkarner - 6. Juni 2017

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The Eurozone’s Hidden Strength

Posted by hkarner - 3. Juni 2017

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Trump’s Magic Budget

Posted by hkarner - 30. Mai 2017

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Nowotny: Nie mehr Wachstumsraten wie nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

Posted by hkarner - 29. Mai 2017

29. Mai 2017, 11:07 derstandard.at

Selten zuvor ging eine Erholung nach einer Krise so bescheiden voran wie nach der jüngsten Finanzkrise

Wien – Im historischen Vergleich hat sich die Wirtschaft von der letzten Finanzkrise bisher nur schwach erfangen. Trotzdem kann Österreichs Notenbankgouverneur Ewald Nowotny der Sorge einiger Experten vor einer langen Phase der Stagnation nichts abgewinnen. Klar sei aber, dass „wir keine Rückkehr zu den hohen Wachstumsraten der Jahrzehnte nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg mehr erwarten können“, meint Nowotny. Europas Anteil an der Weltwirtschaft sei in den vergangenen zehn Jahren gesunken, und das werde in den nächsten Jahren so weitergehen. Andere Volkswirtschaften haben aufgeholt. Im heutigen Umfeld gelte es aber nicht nur, Teil der internationalen Wertschöpfungsketten zu bleiben. Auch die Erträge des Wachstums müssten angemessen verteilt werden, um die politische Akzeptanz für die Wirtschaftsordnung zu gewährleisten. Gefährlich wäre es indes, die Globalisierung als „Nullsummenspiel“ zu missverstehen, in dem einige auf Kosten anderer gewinnen, warnte Nowotny bei der Volkswirtschaftlichen Tagung der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank (OeNB) in Wien.

Österreich unter Topperformern Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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