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  • uploads///Mexican Manufacturing Sector
    Financials

    Mexican manufacturing employment up, but wages suffer from inflation

    The employment figures for March’s manufacturing indicators showed increases in employment, but real wages dropped significantly. The manufacturing sector in Mexico plays an important role in the economy, and while it accounts for approximately a fifth of GDP, its sensitivity to consumer demand makes it a good gauge of the overall health of the country. […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///HSBC Brazil Service PMI
    Financials

    Why the services sector in Brazil continues to expand, but slowly

    The Business Activity index (the key index for the Services PMI) remained unchanged, at 51.0. While Transport and Storage reported the fastest growth, the expansion was evenly mediocre across most of the sectors surveyed.

    By Dale A. Norton
  • uploads///Brazilian Unemployment
    Financials

    Brazil unemployment steadily decreasing

    Unemployment may be a lagging indicator, but Brazil’s steady unemployment downtrend is greatly reassuring that the economy has a solid base. Unemployment is a basic indicator of the economic performance of an economy. A low is a basic requirement for a country to achieve its economic growth potential. In the case of Brazil, unemployment has […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///Brazil Consumer Confidence and Sub Indices
    Financials

    Brazil consumer confidence levels off after sustained decline

    Consumer confidence in Brazil seems to have leveled off after several months of decline, showing that the current situation has improved. The consumer confidence index, published by the IBRE in Brazil, posted a minimal decline of 0.4%. The value comes after six months of consecutive declines and a flat reading last month. The index is […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Analysts’ Opinions on Tesla’s Future Plans in China

    In the fourth quarter of 2018, Tesla yielded a solid return of 25.7%, outperforming the broader market and its peers by a wide margin.

    By Jitendra Parashar
  • uploads///iShares MSCI Emerging Markets EEM
    Consumer

    Russia, China, and India—a new Eurasian economy in the making

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA), India is the fourth largest energy consumer in the world.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Energy & Utilities

    April’s FOMC minutes review key international trade activity

    Indicators of foreign economic activity suggested continued expansion, though at a rate lower than in the previous quarter. The deceleration was concentrated in emerging market economies.

    By Surbhi Jain
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