Finance ministers at the G8 summit in Osaka, Japan, have warned that stagflation — recession coupled with high inflation – is now a more serious challenge to global growth than the credit crisis.
William Patalon III in Money Morning sees a universal theme emerging: Inflation, Inflation, Inflation…
Nixon and his advisors thought inflation at 4% was serious enough to institute price controls. Headline inflation in the US is now 4.2%. What kind of economic policy should we pursue to bring inflation back into the Fed's comfort zone of 1-2%? Would it work and would it be worth the pain?
China’s Export Machine Heats Up, Even as U.S. Market Cools
The increases demonstrate that global demand for Chinese goods remains strong, even though many Western markets are battling the fallout of a worldwide financial crisis. Indeed, the export statistics are serving as evidence of an economic theory known as “decoupling,” in which emerging economies in Asia and Europe have developed enough market place muscle to no longer be dependent on the U.S.
Brazil Posts posted Fastest First-Quarter Growth Since 1995.
There are plenty of stocks to choose from. There are more than 30 Brazilian companies with full American Depository Receipt (ADR) listings on the New York Stock Exchange, plus 40 to 50 more that are traded in the over-the-counter market. Here are a few attractive examples to consider.
With key countries in the world economy spiraling toward recession, and even India and China panicking about domestic inflation levels, there’s one country in particular that still seems to offer good value in its equities markets, thanks to an economic outlook that combines decent growth and only modest inflation.