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China’s Robust Growth to Face Pressure in 2018

January 19, 2018 |

China’s economic growth accelerated for the first time in seven years last year, reaching 6.9% on rising demand. But the expansion’s key drivers, from investment to consumption, appear to be weakening.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

DoorDash’s Tony Xu finds uncertainty delivers growth

January 12, 2018 |

DoorDash is a fast-growing food-delivery service based in the Bay Area, operating in Los Angeles and several other large cities.
L.A. Times – Business

Economy caps a solid year of labor market growth with a somewhat disappointing gain of 148,000 jobs

January 6, 2018 |

The U.S. labor market ended a year of solid growth on a disappointing note last month, but economists said tax cuts are set to breathe some new life into the gradually decelerating jobs recovery.

December’s gain of 148,000 net new jobs, reported Friday by the Labor Department, was well below analyst…


L.A. Times – Business

German Price Growth Bodes Well for ECB

December 30, 2017 |

Prices rose more than expected in Germany this month, a sign of higher inflation in the eurozone that could pave the way for the European Central Bank to withdraw its aggressive policy measures.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

China, Seeking Growth, Softens Focus on Cutting Debt

December 21, 2017 |

As China prepares to unveil its economic blueprint for 2018, people familiar with the plan say it will show that Beijing is finding it hard to cut debt without jeopardizing growth, and is changing its goal to just “control” a rise in borrowing.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Fed hikes its key interest rate again and sharply increases next year’s economic growth forecast

December 13, 2017 |

Federal Reserve monetary policymakers on Wednesday nudged up their key interest rate again and sharply increased their forecast for the economy’s performance in 2018 as Congress neared passage of a large tax cut package.

Fed officials voted 7-2 after a two-day meeting to increase the rate by a…


L.A. Times – Business

Robust Job Growth Puts U.S. on Firmest Footing in a Decade

December 8, 2017 |

The economy appears to be on its firmest footing in at least a decade, with hiring picking up from earlier this year and the jobless rate holding at a 17-year low in November.
WSJ.com: US Business

Job growth expected to keep slowing in California

December 7, 2017 |

California’s economic engine has slowed somewhat in 2017 and that’s expected to continue in coming years as employers have trouble finding workers in the expensive state, according to a new report.

The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast, released Wednesday, calls for job growth of 1.8% by year’s end,…


L.A. Times – Business

German, Italian Growth Add Fuel to Eurozone Recovery

November 14, 2017 |

The German and Italian economies moved up a gear in the third quarter, aided by an increase in demand for their exports, as the eurozone’s $ 10 trillion economy remained on course for its strongest year since 2007.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Eurozone Growth Set to Accelerate as Threats Subside

November 9, 2017 |

The European Union said the eurozone was on track to post its fastest growth rate in a decade as political uncertainties that threatened to cast a shadow over the bloc this year largely failed to materialize.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe