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  • Global News | Business Spectator
    and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Global News Eurozone jobless unchanged Unemployment rate remains near record highs retail sales offer hope 11 45pm January 08 China doubled US investment in 2013 China s investment in the US doubled to 14bn despite rocky political ties 1 57pm January 08 IMF to lift growth forecasts Christine Lagarde says fund will raise global forecasts in three weeks time 5 05am January 08 Fed s loose policy justified Rosengren A top Fed official says weak inflation jobs growth justify continued stimulus 1 32am January 08 US trade gap narrows November deficit the smallest since October 2009 1 25am January 08 1 comment Cold snap hits US retail Retail sales slump in week post Christmas still clear last year s numbers 12 04am January 08 German unemployment stable Major eurozone economy sees rate hold steady at 6 9 per cent 11 41pm January 07 Eurozone inflation dips again December inflation slips back to 0 8 per cent all eyes on ECB 11 39pm January 07 Janet Yellen confirmed as US Fed chair US Senate confirms Obama s nominee in 56 26 vote will assume role on Feb 1 10 39am January 07 2 comments The international economy in 2014 2014 will present brighter prospects for the US and UK although some fiscal adjustment is needed Volatile capital flows will trouble emerging economies and debt forgiveness will be needed for a European recovery by Stephen Grenville 7 42am January 07 20 comments Scoreboard Slowing services Weaker than expected US services data and a slowdown in forward orders sent the US dollar lower and gave the Aussie a boost by Craig James 7 33am January 07 Investment banks reformed Rankin Deutsche Bank s corporate banking head says sector has turned corner report 6 58am January 07 1 comment US PMI dips in December December services sector activity was lowest for 2013 3 06am January 07 1 comment US factory orders at record high Highest monthly level since data series began in 1992 3 02am January 07 2 comments German inflation lifts Inflation creeps higher in December stays below 2 per cent 12 29am January 07 UK Treasury to order more spending cuts Dampens view of economy warns plenty of work ahead for full recovery 12 25am January 07 America can t afford

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  • Global News | Business Spectator
    cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Global News Obama picks Fed vice chair US President chooses former Bank of Israel boss as deputy to Janet Yellen 10 49pm January 12 1 comment US jobs growth slows sharply Labor Department data misses expectations potentially complicating Fed s tapering plan 12 37am January 11 5 comments The ECB is failing to do whatever it takes The European Central Bank is too focussed on the long term outlook when eurozone countries need desperate and immediate relief Failing to cut rates last night will lead to further disinflation and slower growth by Callam Pickering 8 34am January 10 16 comments Inflation lifts across OECD Rate of price growth in advanced economies climbs to 1 5 per cent 4 17am January 10 1 comment NAB UK exit expected soon Analysts forecast bank to divest UK assets as economic recovery takes shape by Michael Bennet The Australian 1 14am January 10 3 comments Fed s Yellen expects 3 growth Incoming Federal Reserve chief admits recovery frustratingly slow report 12 52am January 10 1 comment US jobless claims dip Further signs of improved labour market with claims lower than forecasts 12 49am January 10 ECB holds rates at 0 25 Mario Draghi hints at more stimulus if recovery continues to stutter 11 57pm January 09 BoE keeps rates steady UK central bank maintains stimulus despite signs of economic recovery 11 45pm January 09 Greece unemployment rate lifts Jobless rate now at 27 8 per cent no sign of recovery 11 39pm January 09 Eurozone confidence lifts Economic sentiment in region surged to two year high in December 11 04pm January 09 Tinker taper the Fed s cautious path Many within the Fed believe its QE program is becoming less effective as time wears on But future bumps in the tapering process mean it s prudent for the Fed to keep its options open by Callam Pickering 9 35am January 09 8 comments Athens 2014 is not Sarajevo 1914 The centenary of World War I will see many commentators looking to draw parallels between the political ructions of today s Europe and the calamity that led to the Great War It should not be used as justification for failing European integration by Oliver Marc Hartwich 7 03am January 09 9 comments ORIGINAL TEXT Fed minutes The following statement was released by the US Federal Reserve 6 33am January 09 Fed taper due to jobs growth minutes Minutes of board meeting

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  • Eurozone jobless unchanged | Business Spectator
    2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Eurozone jobless unchanged 8 Jan 11 45 PM Economy Global News European Crisis Unemployment rate remains near record highs retail sales offer hope You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AFP Eurozone unemployment continued near record highs in November at 12 1 per cent but there are signs the bad times may be easing as the debt crisis peaks out analysts say They said other data notably a sharp improvement in retail sales suggested the economy could be holding its own again after a soft patch but progress would remain slow The eurozone jobless rate was 12 1 per cent in November unchanged from October while retail sales rose 1 4 per cent by volume more than reversing a fall of 0 4 per cent in October the Eurostat statistics agency said There were about 19 24 million jobless in the eurozone in November up 4000 from October but soaring by 452 000 compared with November 2012 as the debt crisis pushed the economy into a deep recession Eurozone unemployment hit a record 12 2 per cent in September although this figure was revised down to 12 1 per cent The unemployment figures show that the labour market downturn is starting to ease said James Howat of Capital Economics Although the number of jobless rose slightly 4000 this only partially reversed October s large fall he said Looking forward survey measures of employment intentions suggest that eurozone employment might start expanding again over the coming quarters albeit at a slow pace Howat said the retail sales figures easily beat forecasts for a November gain of 0 3 per cent to put them at the highest rate since early 2011 That is evidence that pressure on households is slowly easing he said Overall the outlook is starting to brighten a little for eurozone consumers Christian Schulz at

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  • German unemployment stable | Business Spectator
    into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu German unemployment stable 7 Jan 11 41 PM Economy Global News European Crisis Major eurozone economy sees rate hold steady at 6 9 per cent You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AFP Germany s unemployment rate was steady in December as the labour market continues to hold up in the face of a mixed economic outlook official data shows The number of people registered as unemployed in Europe s top economy fell by 15 000 in seasonally adjusted terms last month the Federal Labour Office said in a statement on Tuesday The unemployment rate which measures the number of people looking for work relative to the total of people in jobs or unemployed was unchanged at 6 9 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms in December the Federal Labour Office said Developments on the labour market are very stable it said insisting the labour market was in fundamentally good shape By contrast in raw or unadjusted terms the German jobless total increased by 66 640 people to 2 873 million and the unadjusted jobless rate increased to 6 7 per cent in December from 6 5 per cent in November the office calculated Taking the year as a whole the German jobless rate edged up to 6 9 per cent in 2013 from 6 8 per cent in 2012 Destatis said Print this page Related articles 10 Jan The ECB

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  • Eurozone inflation dips again | Business Spectator
    precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Eurozone inflation dips again 7 Jan 11 39 PM Economy Global News European Crisis Interest Rates December inflation slips back to 0 8 per cent all eyes on ECB You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AP Official figures show inflation across the euro currency union dipped further below target in December a development that may prompt the European Central Bank to consider easing monetary policy in coming months Eurostat the EU s statistics office said on Tuesday inflation in the year to December fell to 0 8 per cent from 0 9 per cent the month before Still the rate is above the 0 7 per cent recorded in October which prompted the ECB to cut its main interest rate to a record low of 0 25 per cent Most economists think the ECB will keep policy unchanged at its meeting on Thursday even though inflation is below its target of keeping price rises just below 2 per cent The eurozone grew to 18 member states at the start of 2014 following Latvia s adoption of the currency Print this page Related articles 10 Jan The ECB is failing to do whatever it takes 10 Jan NAB UK exit expected soon 09 Jan ECB holds rates at 0

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  • Stephen Grenville | Business Spectator
    of disaster and their growth is still putting the developed world to shame by Stephen Grenville 8 10am September 11 Extracting the benefits of foreign mining investment Given foreign owned companies accumulate 83 per cent of mining profits a mining tax rethink should be at the forefront of both parties hardline stance on foreign investment by Stephen Grenville 7 08am September 06 10 comments Too many trade offs on the bilateral low road Bilateral treaties have advantages over complex multilateral talks but Australia s politicians would be better pursuing the time consuming and onerous alternative by Stephen Grenville 3 52pm August 26 2 comments Europe s ugly truth needs an ECB fig leaf As rumblings grow around another Greek bailout an explicit rescheduling of European debt remains necessary but politically impossible There is a way the ECB can satisfy both sides by Stephen Grenville 2 42pm August 21 2 comments Battling the dark art of economic forecasting There s a murky area between predicting downside risks and talking an economy down And the effects are felt everywhere from recent Chinese liquidity panic to the local political news cycle by Stephen Grenville 2 53pm August 12 4 comments Emerging economies Why so gloomy China s successful rebalancing seems entirely achievable and Brazil and India retain strong growth potential So why the breast beating about emerging economies by Stephen Grenville 3 07pm July 29 2 comments Stuck in an IMF forecasting fix The IMF s recent growth estimates aren t as dire as media has made out but they do highlight serious problems with the fund s forecasting process by Stephen Grenville 6 51am July 12 China s rocky road to financial freedom China s recent cash rate spike was a sign of an immature financial system and as its economy rebalances financial reform will continue in an unpredictable fashion by Stephen Grenville 7 07am July 11 2 comments Australia s infrastructure promise needs a funding fix Australia pioneered some of the first PPP models for infrastructure funding and has a real chance to lead the world in this area if it can devise a more sophisticated funding framework by Stephen Grenville 7 14am July 03 4 comments Bank buffers behaving badly Despite concerted international efforts for financial reform in the last five years many of the globe s biggest banks remain undercapitalised It s time legislators got tough by Stephen Grenville 6 13pm June 28 10 comments Page 1 The international economy in 2014 2014 will present brighter prospects for the US and UK although some fiscal adjustment is needed Volatile capital flows will trouble emerging economies and debt forgiveness will be needed for a European recovery by Stephen Grenville 7 42am January 07 20 comments The case against secular stagnation Larry Summers gloomy argument that secular stagnation is to blame for low growth ignores the real fixable problems that major economies are facing by Stephen Grenville 8 13am December 06 4 comments Naysayers feel the Asiaphoria It s understandable Larry

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  • German inflation lifts | Business Spectator
    latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu German inflation lifts 7 Jan 12 29 AM Economy Global News European Crisis Inflation creeps higher in December stays below 2 per cent You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AFP The rate of inflation in Germany Europe s biggest economy inched higher again in December and averaged 1 5 per cent for the whole of 2013 initial official data shows For December alone the cost of living rose by 1 4 per cent on a 12 month basis compared with 1 3 per cent in November the federal statistics office Destatis said in a statement on Monday That meant the annual average rate stood at 1 5 per cent for the whole of 2013 down from 2 0 per cent in 2012 the statisticians calculated Using the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices HICP the European Central Bank s inflation yardstick inflationary pressures in Germany slowed sharply on an annual average basis to 1 6 per cent in 2013 from 2 1 per cent in 2012 The ECB defines price stability as increases in harmonised index of close to but just below 2 0 per cent The preliminary data are calculated on the basis of cost of living statistics from six so called indicator states Final data for both December and 2013 as a whole and based on consumer price inflation in all 16 of Germany s regional states are scheduled to be published on January 16 Print

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  • UK Treasury to order more spending cuts | Business Spectator
    power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu UK Treasury to order more spending cuts 7 Jan 12 25 AM Economy Global News European Crisis Dampens view of economy warns plenty of work ahead for full recovery You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AP Britain s Treasury chief has offered a dampened view of the economy warning that substantial savings must be gleaned from welfare cuts if the country is to eliminate the deficit The British economy has been enjoying a stronger recovery than most European countries but George Osborne noted there are still big underlying problems He said 2014 is to be the year of hard truths and that the country faces a choice Do we say the worst is over back we go to our bad habits of borrowing and spending and living beyond our means and let the next generation pay the bill he said Osborne told workers at a Birmingham company that supplies car components that billions of pounds in welfare cuts will be needed to reduce the deficit which was swollen by the economic crisis The government deficit dropped to 5 2 per cent of gross domestic product in the 2012 2013 fiscal year from 7 6 per cent in the previous one His sober message comes in stark contrast to the recent news on Britain s economy Though the recovery from the 2008 2009 recession hasn t been electrifying Britain is doing better than most other major economies around the world Its quarterly growth rate of 0 8 per cent in the third quarter is better than Germany s 0 3 per cent and the overall European Union s 0 2 per cent At the same time

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