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Archive for the tag “Gross domestic product”

Decline Of All That Was France

Those who would turn the French economy certainly have their job cut out for them. Apart from the occasional rays of sunshine, France, since before the global financial crisis of 2008-09, has suffered a steady decline in worker productivity and business profitability.

Read Here – National Interest

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And Whatever Happened To France?

It is this longer-term erosion that speaks to France’s economic failure. Germany offers a useful counterpoint. Whereas ten years ago the French economy rivaled Germany’s, today France produces only half the value added. French exports, having fallen more than 20 percent since 2005, are lower today than anytime during the last twenty years.

Read Here – National Interest

Th Dreaded Day Is Here

The day Asian leaders have long dreaded is here: The era of rapid growth is over. It has taken five years, but the fallout from what Asians call the “Lehman shock” is finally hitting gross domestic product and living standards, writes William Pesak

Read Here – Bloomberg

The Game Changing 8% Story

For over a quarter century, the one figure that dominated discussion of China’s economy was this: eight percent. Beginning in 1982, when leader Deng Xiaoping established the percentage as necessary to quadruple the size of the country’s GDP by 2000, China has seldom failed to achieve it—even in 2009, when the world was enduring the worst downturn since the Great Depression.

Read Here – The Atlantic

The Big Fiscal Dilemma

The United States faces a dilemma. A persistently high level of government debt threatens future economic growth and constrains the ability of the government to act in pursuit of national interests, both international and domestic. Yet efforts to bring down the debt will further constrain government outlays and action — possibly for many years into the future.

Read Here – Rand

Innovation, The New Chinese Mantra

Innovation should be one of the major driving forces of China’s ongoing economic reforms and development in the future, as the country’s GDP is expected to slow from double-digit growth, Premier Li Keqiang said

Read Here – China Daily

Advantage USA

Beyond the bright prospects for the return to rapid U.S. economic growth and the resulting decline in federal debt as a percentage of gross domestic product, the U.S. will enjoy six major long-term advantages over its competitors.

Read Here – Bloomberg

The Chinese Reform Angst

Since 2010, global financial circles have been obsessing about China’s slowing economy. But, while the country barely met the official target of 7.5% annual GDP growth in the second quarter of this year – generating significant anxiety worldwide – China’s government seemingly remains calm, showing no indication that it plans to launch yet another stimulus package. Do China’s leaders really have the situation under control?

Read Here – Project Syndicate

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