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Look beyond retail sales for what’s really happening with the U.S. economy


There is no sense sugar coating the April U.S. retail sales report released Wednesday – it was a dud. The headline was flat in comparison to the expected 0.2-per-cent month-over-month rise. The ex-auto sales category edged up 0.1 per cent, which was far shy of market expectations for any 0.5-per-cent bounce. And the retail \”control\” segment that feeds right into ...

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What today’s retail sales and inflation data say about the Canadian economy


Data from Statistics Canada on Friday revealed retail sales disappointed in April while inflation was stronger than expected. It was more confusing data about precisely how well the Canadian economy is rebounding following a dismal first quarter, in which gross domestic product shrank an unexpected 0.6%. Nevertheless, listed here are five themes in Friday’s data that Canadians should pay attention ...

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Trapped in the market, China’s retail investors plot their escape with government money


SHANGHAI – Mrs. Zhu is only the type of investor china government should worry about as it attempts to engineer a turnaround within the country\’s stock markets, whose massive swings have heightened fears for that country\’s financial health. China stocks seen dropping another 14% as market mirrors U.S. crash of 1929 Chinese stocks will decline by an additional 14 percent ...

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