Tag Archive: Gross Domestic Product

  1. As People Get Richer, Do Investment Returns Get Better?

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    No, they don’t. Research shows there is a negative correlation between gross domestic product (GDP) per capita – a measure of how wealthy people in a country are becoming – and investment returns. (more…)

  2. Let’s Hear It For Family Businesses!

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    Family-owned and family-controlled businesses are a pretty important part of the global economy. McKinsey & Company recently noted:

    “In many ways, family businesses are stronger, more vital, and more important than they have ever been.” (more…)

  3. The Markets

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    If you have young children or grandchildren, you may have read “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by American author Judith Viorst. Well, that’s what last week was like on the European continent from an economic perspective. (more…)

  4. What’s The Fastest Growing Country In Latin America?

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    Nope, it’s not Brazil. The gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for Brazil was lowered from 2.2 percent in January 2014 to 1.8 percent in June 2014, according to The Economist. That means Brazil is expected to grow more slowly than the United States this year. (more…)

  5. The Markets

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    If you’re feeling whiplashed from the mid-week collision of good and bad economic news, you’re not alone. (more…)

  6. The Markets

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    Robert Burns, father of fourteen and writer of Auld Lang Syne, once said, “There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.” Was he ever right!

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  7. If Aesop was right, Europe may eventually reach the end of recession

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    You’ve heard about the tortoise and the hare. It’s a fable that has much to say about unequal partners, overconfidence, and perseverance – topics that leaders of the European Union (EU) may ponder when they’re not poking and prodding member states in efforts to provoke structural reform and growth. 

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  8. The Markets

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    Like guests feeling the first rain drops at a Bank Holiday barbeque, markets responded uncertainly to the GDP and Labour market update last week.

    According to the Office of National Statistics Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was unrevised in the first quarter of 2013, growing by 0.3% on the quarter, following a contraction of 0.3% in the final quarter of 2012.

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