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Robert J. Samuelson: It’s no longer about the economy

One lesson of the midterm elections is that economic growth is losing its power to unite the country and to reduce explosive conflicts over race, religion, ethnicity, immigrant status and sexuality. This is unfamiliar. Economic progress has been a routine part of our election narratives. The presumption is...
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The smoke signals about the economy could be misleading

  At first blush, the economy appears to be turning around the corner. Government debt is under control.  Yields are coming down, signaling more confidence in government debt instruments.  They seem to suggest that the risk in government debt is reducing. As a CARE report states, the Central...
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Indian norms on PCA, capital are conservative, rule-based

Indian regulations on capital requirements, provisioning for sour assets and prompt corrective action (PCA) restricting regular activities by lenders are conservative and rule-based, SBI’s research wing has said in a report. It did not call for any relook in the report which comes amid a heated debate between...
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North falls further behind in three-speed economy

Ireland’s economy looks set to continue growing, albeit more slowly than the blistering pace of recent years, a leading think tank has said – adding that wage growth looks set to accelerate through 2019, supporting domestic demand. The Nevin Economic Research Institute (Neri) forecasts gross domestic product will...
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