Category: Research

China Money Supply

Money Supply in China

The money supply statistics are important indicators of economic changes. They are used to assess the investment and general business environment in a country.Get more than 13 years of actual quarterly money supply data for China and bonus GDP data! Inclusions: Quarterly M0, M1 and...

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Money Supply: Meaning, Types And Uses

Money supply or money stock is defined as the total or aggregate amount of currency and liquid instruments (cash, coins, checking & savings account balances, and any other liquefiable assets) existing in an economy at a given point in time.

China Money Supply

China Money Supply: 10 Year Data

Get authentic 10 year M0, M1, and M2 money supply data for China at 6% Discount!Money supply statistics help in setting a Central Bank’s policies, as well as, estimating the interest, inflation and economic cycles. Inclusions: Quarterly M0, M1 and M2 supply in Chinese economy...

Brexit

After The Brexit Referendum

Updated: June 27, 2016 The much speculated Grexit is no more a threat, at least for now. Instead, last Friday, June 23, 2016, the Britons did something unthinkable – the Brexit. A lot happened during the referendum campaingning – arguments, fear mongering, gossiping, and even,...

Crude Oil Prices

Oil Price Trend Update

We published an article, What Is Keeping The Oil Prices Low?  in February that highlighted the reasons behind the current downturn in crude oil prices and its impact. The following is an update on that material. The June WTI is trading close to $48.35, while...

Crude Oil Prices

How is Oil Price Really Determined?

Throughout the history, oil prices have had a roller-coaster ride and the trends do not make sense all the time. The current downturn has once again brought into focus the complex dynamics behind this crucial commodity. This article covers the very starting point in this...

Crude Oil Prices

What Is Keeping The Oil Prices Low?

While the last two years altogether have been a volatile period for oil prices globally, they have been in a free fall since the last quarter of 2015. Benchmark Brent closed at $33.10, while WTI closed at $32.30 on last Wednesday, January 27. The prices...

EURO Update

Will the Euro Survive the European Crisis?

It was in 1999 that 17 member nations from the European Union came together to form a powerful economic alliance, known as the Eurozone. The Maastricht Treaty of 1992 laid down stringent criteria to gain a membership in the alliance. Euro became the face of...

Sequester in the U.S. Economy

Sequester in the U.S. Economy

Coming to terms with the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to tackle the fiscal cliff, the U.S. are in a dilemma over the way forward. After much reluctance, on March 1, President Obama finally approved the Government spending cuts referred to as “sequester.” According...

Mobile Phones Market: Nokia Banking on Windows 8 and Asha

In February last year, Nokia (NOK) made a late but wise decision of phasing out its proprietary Symbian OS in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. With the coming together of the two struggling giants, a third force has begun creating its place in the...

Greece Bankruptcy

Is Greece on the Verge of Bankruptcy?

Greece may not be able to keep an almost sure bankruptcy at bay for too long. The signs are clear. It has defaulted on its bailout package terms, again and again, and now, it is planning to ask for another extension up to 2016 –...

Silver Investment

9 Ways To Invest In Silver

Throughout the history, silver has closely followed gold in terms of popularity. It has never lost its sheen even after its discontinuance as a currency standard across various nations. Times of economic uncertainty and rising demand have been the key drivers of its price, more...

Silver Investment

Why Invest in Silver?

Similar to gold, silver is a precious metal that finds great use as a safe investment to hedge against inflation and economic turmoil. Silver is often known as the poor man’s gold. You can invest in bullion coins just like gold and in multiple other...

The Earthquake In Japan Brings A Tsunami Of Troubles

On March 11, 2011, Japan was torn in, what may be termed as one of the worst earthquakes of all times. The following 10-meter high tsunami flattened the entire Pacific cost of the country, sweeping away ships, vehicles, people, and homes alike. Though the early...

Libya Arab Spring

Arab Spring in Libya: Crisis for the World Economy

Though the world might not have watched the events in Tunisia or Egypt with much interest, Libya is certainly an eye-opener. As the Arab Spring spreads to Libya, it could be one of the first signs of a bigger political-economic crisis than previously thought. The...

U.S. Economy 2010 Update

U.S. Economy 2010 Update

After going over a topsy-turvy path the U.S. economy seems to be stabilizing. Since early last year, the numbers had been discouraging that lead to the downgrade of growth expectations. However, the last quarter 2010 results have registered an impressive comeback, beating all previous forecasts...

Libya May Push Oil Beyond Record Levels

Libya May Push Oil Beyond Record Levels

The pro-democracy revolution in Egypt had only a limited impact on the markets, given its tiny role as an oil exporter. From the transport point of view as well, Suez Canal has allowed the traffic (>5% of total traffic) so far. However, the case of...

What Does the Egypt Crisis Mean to the World Economy?

The anti-Mubarak stir in Egypt has proved to be more potential that previously imagined. With Mubarak finally reeling under the pressure to step down after a prolonged state of denial and no definite Government system yet in place, the fate of Egypt has become somewhat...

GDP

GDP Explained: The Expenditure Approach

You must have come across the term GDP growth as a barometer for economic growth of a nation. In layman terms, the higher this rate, the better the economy is believed to be performing and vice-versa. But, what is GDP? Gross Domestic Product, or GDP,...

Stock Summary: Nanometrics Inc

Stock Summary: Nanometrics Inc

U.S. based manufacturer of advanced process control metrology systems, Nanometrics Inc. (NASDAQ: NANO) is among those small stocks that generate much investor interest. On January 14, 2010, NANO made an impressive rally, gaining almost 30% to reach $17.96, by the end of day’s trading. Volumes...

Spain's Austerity Measures

Spain’s Economy: Austerity Measures

There was a time when Spain’s economy was the fifth largest in Europe, growing on the back of its enormous real estate sector. At that time, about 16% of Spain’s GDP came from its construction activities. The profit  margins were very promising and attracted a...

Spain Economy

Spain’s Economy: Update 2010

As the common masses reel under the historic austerity measures, the latest numbers suggest a recovery for Spain’s economy. The fifth-largest Economy in Europe has seen some unprecedented hardships, ever since its real estate bubble busted around 2007-08. Spain’s Government deficit shot up to 11.1%...

The U.S. Economic Review – August 2010

The U.S. Economic Review – August 2010

The latest numbers for the lagging US economy are disappointing. The unemployment rate is running the highest in 26 years, the manufacturing output is low, the housing sector remains fragile, and the overall Q2 2010 results have been weaker than expected.

CNG Cylinders Market Summary

CNG Cylinders Market Summary

The outlook for high-pressure CNG cylinders market in India is positive. With Government initiatives for facilitating the discovery & exploration of natural gas, growth of robust distribution channels, fiscal benefits to the manufacturers of cylinders, retrofitting of CNG kits, tax exemption for commercial & heavy vehicles and new licensing...

Economic Update 2009: Bulls vs Bears

Economic Update 2009: Bulls vs Bears

After touching a dangerous high of 364 basis points late last year, the benchmark LIBOR-OIS spread reached to a level of 25 basis points on August 3, 2009. In layman terms, it indicates the extent of credit market rotations. The current levels are indicative of...

Indian Measures to Counter Economic Recession

Indian Measures to Counter Economic Recession

Ever since, the first signs of the recession began showing in India, the Government has come up with various incentives, apart from measures by RBI. The Central Bank has took some steps, such as reducing the benchmark lending rate; lowering cash reserve ratio (CRR); and...

Subprime Crisis In A Nutshell

Subprime Crisis In A Nutshell

The US Subprime crisis (over USD 5 trillion in losses) began to reveal itself somewhere in the last quarter of 2006. It’s full impact was still anyone’s guess. However, soon it began gripping the global economy, toppling financial markets; setting off a long recession; and...

Crude Oil Price 2008

Impact Of Recession On Developing Countries

The recent tidings in the global market has put a question mark on the decoupling theory, which claims that a nation’s economy is not impacted by the state of other economies. The subprime crisis concerned primarily the US, but had a ripple effect on almost...