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Economists like Nouriel Roubini are starting to worry about a US debt crisis as interest rates rise - here's why it's the latest issue rocking markets

Economists like Nouriel Roubini are starting to worry about a US debt crisis as interest rates rise – here’s why it’s the latest issue rocking markets

Economists are beginning to worry about the sustainability of high debt levels as global interest rates rise sharply. A credit crunch could fuel “the mother of all economic crises”, warned Nouriel Roubini last week. Some experts have compared the current situation to the structural problems that triggered the financial crash of 2008. Loading Something is …

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Economists welcome the end of zero Covid in China but a huge human toll is to be feared

Beijing’s abrupt dismantling of zero-Covid checks has been welcomed by economists, even as the country braces for the human impact of letting the disease spread through a vulnerable population. The leaders’ abrupt reversal in how they are handling the pandemic appears to have been sparked by protests against the controls that began last month, a …

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Economists believe that inflation has peaked.  Main Street braces for more pain

Economists believe that inflation has peaked. Main Street braces for more pain

Shoppers are seen inside a Kroger supermarket on October 14, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Elie Nouvelage | AFP | Getty Images More and more stock market participants and among the ranks of professional economists have rallied around the view that inflation has either peaked or is already in decline, but Main Street small business owners …

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Some economists think you should go into debt in your twenties. here’s why

Image source: Getty Images Should we listen to this unexpected advice? Key points Most financial experts suggest limiting the amount you borrow, but some economists take the opposite approach. Some think it’s better to borrow when you’re young if you’re on the right track to making more money later. One problem with this idea is …

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Economists: A housing recession in the United States has already arrived

Economists: A housing recession in the United States has already arrived

It’s been a year of watershed moments in real estate, and not a good one. The housing market index, a closely watched industry measure that gauges the outlook for home sales, fell to 33 in November on a hundred-point scale, its lowest level in a decade, except of the first dystopian month of the pandemic. …

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German property market ripe for serious price correction, economists warn

German property market ripe for serious price correction, economists warn

The German property market has been remarkably strong over the past two decades, but faces a severe price correction over the next two years, some analysts say. Tim Graham/Contributor/Getty Images The German housing market has been remarkably strong for decades, but faces a severe price correction over the next two years, analysts say. Mortgage rates …

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Economists say rampant retail theft is worsening inflation and threatening bleeding businesses

Economists say rampant retail theft is worsening inflation and threatening bleeding businesses

The upsurge in organized retail theft will shutter storefronts and further increase costs for consumers already struggling with high inflation, economists at the Heritage Foundation have said. “If businesses can’t raise their costs to cover the cost of the flight, if they don’t make a profit, then they’re going to shut down,” said Andrew Puzder, …

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Stocks rally on hopes of relief from China's COVID policy.  Here's why economists think investors are too optimistic.

Stocks rally on hopes of relief from China’s COVID policy. Here’s why economists think investors are too optimistic.

Investors rejoiced over China’s latest COVID policy this week after massive lockdown protests erupted across the country, rocking global financial markets, but economists believe markets have placed “too much great likelihood” that the restrictions will soon be eased. China’s National Health Commission said on Tuesday it would step up COVID vaccinations for the elderly and …

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The transitory discourse on inflation is back.  But economists say higher prices are here to stay

The transitory discourse on inflation is back. But economists say higher prices are here to stay

Fruit and vegetable prices are displayed at a store in Brooklyn, New York, March 29, 2022. andrew kelly | Reuters Global markets have been encouraged in recent weeks by data indicating that inflation may have peaked, but economists are warning of a return to the “transitional” inflation narrative. Stocks rebounded when the U.S. Consumer Price …

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How far will the Fed's rate hikes go before they back off?  Here's what economists predict

How far will the Fed’s rate hikes go before they back off? Here’s what economists predict

The Federal Reserve has had a historic tear this year, struggling to suppress persistent record high inflation with a series of aggressive rate hikes that have pushed the monetary body’s benchmark interbank lending rate up at the fastest rate since 1982. The strategy, which has included six rate hikes so far this year, aims to …

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