AFP EconWatch - March 3, 2014
- By Staff Writers
- Published: 2014-03-03
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- This Week in Corporate Finance: Shift to Safety Continues in EuropeThe market had the feeling of being on a teeter-totter this past week, as general positive feelings about the U.S. economy were counter-balanced by geopolitical concerns, specifically in Ukraine and Gaza. Overseas, the flight to safety continued.
- AFP EconWatch - July 28, 2014U.S. businesses rapidly rebuilt short-term corporate cash holdings during the second quarter following the economic contraction and slow pace of cash accumulation during the opening months of 2014. This was the key finding from the July 2014 AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® released Monday.
- The Week in Corporate Finance: A Worldwide Shift to SafetyA downed commercial airliner in the Ukraine and yet another flare up of violence in the Middle East has caused a worldwide flight to safety. These events probably will not have much of a long-term effect on the strengthening U.S. economy. But as we have witnessed in recent years past, small, distant and seemingly unconnected events can have quite an unanticipated impact.
- AFP EconWatch-July 21, 2014Manufacturing output grew by a tepid 0.1 percent during June, but a Federal Reserve report released last week also revealed that manufacturing output was stronger during both April and May than previously believed.
- AFP EconWatch - July 14, 2014Well, it appears we have a date: the Federal Open Market Committee is expecting to wrap up its asset purchasing program later this fall. According to the minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting released last week, the Federal Reserve will wrap up its most recent round of quantitative easing by late October as long as the "economy progresses about as the Committee expects.