Monday, November 17, 2014

General Economics

Wall Street Journal | Japan Falls Into Recession
Japan’s economy shrank for a second quarter in a row, after a sales-tax increase took the steam out of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ’s bid to turn Japan into a global model of revival.
Wall Street Journal | Obama Looks to Jump-Start Export Push
The Obama administration will fall well short of its goal of doubling exports in five years. But it is hoping to secure a longer-run victory on the trade front with sweeping new agreements in the next two years.
Market Watch | Industrial production falls unexpected 0.1% in October
Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in October, the second drop in the last three months, the Federal Reserve said Monday. The decline was unexpected.