China’s Stagnating Economy Could Seriously Impact SME Suppliers
Chinese factories are facing significant production overcapacity, an unwelcome development that could disrupt supply chains of foreign multinational corporations doing business there, especially those working with small and midsize suppliers.
This Week in Corporate Finance: Fed in No Rush to Start Tapering
This week, we continued our recent steady march towards the Dow at 16k, the S&P 500 at 2k (though honestly, we do need to break 1,800 first) and the NASDAQ at 4k. There is growing optimism that the U.S. economy will continue to improve and at the same time, the Fed seems to be in no rush to start their “tapering” operations.
This Week in Corporate Finance: Employment Stronger than Expected
The one-week delayed employment report was the bit of icing on the birthday cake of economic good news we received this week. The payroll report was substantially stronger than expected, and both the August and September reports were revised up.
AFP EconWatch - November 11, 2013
The U.S. job market strengthened during October even in the face of the partial federal government shutdown and the default threat.
This Week in Corporate Finance: Fed Tapering Unlikely Until 2014
The basic takeaway from this past week is that the U.S. economy continues to grow but at a not-so-fast pace as to raise fears of inflation. The FOMC met and reinforced their recent message of a steady-as-she-goes approach to changing the current level of stimulus. It seems most likely that the Fed won’t start to “taper” until late first-quarter 2014, at the earliest.