31 March 2018
On March 21st, in a widely anticipated move, the US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (Fed) raised its policy interest rate by another 25bps to a target range of 1.5-1.75%. This comes on the back...
12 April 2015
Sources (pictured): US Federal Reserve, Institute of Supply Management and QNB Group analysis The US economy added a mere 126k jobs in March 2015, compared with a monthly average of 281k over the...
03 May 2014
The US economy remains balanced on a tight rope between higher growth and tighter policies and this was reflected in the GDP figures for the first quarter of 2014, which were released last week....
08 June 2013
According to the QNB Group, the US economy may be slowing again, as higher taxes and lower government outlays lead to reduced consumer spending and manufacturing. Last Friday, the US Department of...
09 February 2013
It is hard to gain a clear picture of the current state of the US economy, according to QNB Group. While some recent data releases have been disappointing, a closer look suggests any soft patch could...
29 June 2012
The optimism in the early part of the year that the US economy was rebounding has now faded, according to QNB Group analysis, due to a series of disappointing economic indicators. However, the...
01 January 2012
The second half of 2011 was a period of global economic pessimism and turbulent financial markets. Although it is likely that these themes will continue into 2012, the year ended with some unexpected...
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