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  • No: Make management accountable

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Is Florida better off? The answer is at the heart of the debate on whether big banks are too risky and...
  • Japan export rebound offers hope for economic growth

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports rose in July for the first time in three months in a tentative sign that overseas demand is starting to recover, which could raise hopes that exports can offset a slump in consumer spending. The export data will be a...
  • Russian sanctions to hit Dutch exports by $400 million euros: stats office

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Sanctions Russia has imposed on agricultural products from the European Union will cut Dutch exports by "at least 300 million euros" ($400 million), based on 2013 figures, Statistics Netherlands said on Tuesday. The total value of...
  • Russia economic funk ripples out through ex-Soviet states

    LONDON/ALMATY (Reuters) - Farangees Islomova is worried. Her husband, who labours on a construction site in Moscow's Schelkovo suburb, usually sends 15,000 roubles home to Tajikistan every month. But in July he sent her just two-thirds of that. "My...
  • Climate change to cut South Asia's growth 9 percent by 2100: ADB

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Climate change will cut South Asia's growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday. The region is home to a fifth of...
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • Charles Lane: Switch to taxing consumption

    According to much conventional wisdom, the flap over corporate "tax inversions" is just the latest evidence that the tax code needs a comprehensive overhaul like the one agreed to by congressional leaders and President Reagan in 1986. Whether you...
  • Japan GDP set to fall sharply; may increase stimulus expectations

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy likely shrank sharply in the second quarter, which would be bad news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth policies, but it could raise market expectations of further stimulus. Data due at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday Japan time...
  • Factbox: Fed staff forecasts from FOMC minutes

    Aug 20 (Reuters) - - JULY 29-30 FOMC: Minutes released on Aug. 20: "The data received since the staff prepared its forecast for the June FOMC meeting suggested that real GDP growth was even weaker in the first half of the year than had been anticipated....
  • U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market

    U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to...
  • The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    BOSTON Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It's noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women's hats a discretionary...
  • Jim O'Neill: Calm in financial markets rests on faith in the Fed

    Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved. To begin with, coping with the...