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bloomberg.com - Martin Ivens - Where Is the Economic Case for Scottish Independence?
Where Is the Economic Case for Scottish Independence?
Bloomberg

There lies uncertainty of what self-rule would look like, and how it would be paid for. Getting a touch ahead of events, the New York Times noted last week that the recent electoral victories of the Scottish National Party could lead to “the…

politico.com - Victoria Guida - Biden pressed to send clear message on economy as warning signs flash
Biden pressed to send clear message on economy as warning signs flash
POLITICO

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House. | T.J. Kirkpatrick-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is taking pains to explain to Americans where the country is headed as the economy spits out anxiety-inducing data on prices and…

bloomberg.com - Shawn Donnan - U.S. Economic Rebound Proves More a Grind Than a Boom
U.S. Economic Rebound Proves More a Grind Than a Boom
Bloomberg

Pockets of high growth, slow-moving job market muddy estimates A dog walker offers an example of mountain still to climb The prevailing scenario for the U.S. recovery on Wall Street and in Washington has until recently focused on a boom fueled by…

freep.com - Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press - Report: Economic opportunity was out of reach for many Detroiters before the pandemic
Report: Economic opportunity was out of reach for many Detroiters before the pandemic
Detroit Free Press

Over the last decade, the median income of white Detroiters increased 60%. For African Americans in Detroit, the increase was 8%. The average value of a white Detroiter's home is $46,000 higher than an African American Detroiter's home. White…

irishtimes.com - Leila Abboud - Europe looks hopefully past infection rates to reopen economies
Europe looks hopefully past infection rates to reopen economies
The Irish Times

The EU's biggest countries are lifting coronavirus restrictions in the hope that accelerating vaccination programmes will allow a speedier return to normal life. But epidemiologists worry the shift is coming too soon and that progress could yet be…

ft.com - James Politi in Washington - Biden faces tough path to US economic recovery
Biden faces tough path to US economic recovery
Financial Times

Joe Biden is grappling with a messy and unpredictable economic outlook as the twin threats of rising inflation and slow jobs growth shake confidence in the steadiness of the US recovery from the pandemic. The US labour department this month…

bloomberg.com - Veronika Gulyas - Bond Vigilantes Swarm European Economies Where Inflation Is Hot
Bond Vigilantes Swarm European Economies Where Inflation Is Hot
Bloomberg

Yields in Hungary and Poland rise faster than anywhere in EU Traders pushing for early end to easing programs, rate hikes Bond markets are famous for pushing their agenda, and in east Europe right now, they're pushing for rate increases, never mind…

chinadaily.com.cn - Economic resilience backs auto industry
Economic resilience backs auto industry
中国日报网

China's strong economic resilience is expected to lend support for the automobile industry, experts said. According to the data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers on Wednesday, carmakers in China churned out more than…

qz.com - Kingsley Kobo - Africa's plastics bans are pitting the environment against the economy
Africa's plastics bans are pitting the environment against the economy
Quartz

An insufficient supply of potable water in many countries, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, has given rise to a new plastics economy driven by the increasing popularity of water sachets. More than 30 of Africa's 54 countries have progressively adopted…

independent.co.uk - Hamish McRae - The India Covid variant leaves clouds forming on the economic horizon | Hamish McRae
The India Covid variant leaves clouds forming on the economic horizon | Hamish McRae
The Independent

A big reopening of the UK economy, or a fizzle and a flop? This will be a crucial week in the march back to normality – a week that will tell us lot about how quickly and how safely the world can get back to business as usual, and how the…

japantimes.co.jp - Anders Aslund - Russia's bear economy
Russia's bear economy
The Japan Times

Just a few years ago, investment bankers were bullish on emerging markets, which they saw as undervalued and bound to rise. And yet, after experiencing a minor recovery, growth rates in Latin America, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and…

rappler.com - Reuters - Lines, tokens, and money brokers: Myanmar's crumbling economy runs low on cash
Lines, tokens, and money brokers: Myanmar's crumbling economy runs low on cash
Rappler

If you need cash in Myanmar, you have to get up early. Queues start forming outside banks at 4 am, where the first 15 or 30 customers are given a plastic token that will allow them to enter the bank when it opens at 9:30 am and withdraw cash…

jacobinmag.com - South Korea's 'Economic Miracle' Was Built on Murderous Repression
South Korea's 'Economic Miracle' Was Built on Murderous Repression
Jacobin

May 16, 2021, marks sixty years since the military coup by South Korean general Park Chung-hee, installing a regime credited with two decades of rapid economic growth and the birth of South Korea's all-powerful chaebol industrial conglomerates.

rappler.com - Reuters - Job fears, price spikes mean heartburn for Biden White House as economy revs up
Job fears, price spikes mean heartburn for Biden White House as economy revs up
Rappler

High unemployment. Rising prices. Gas lines. They're a bad memory for Americans old enough to remember the 1970s – but they're also likely causing a few sleepless nights in the White House, as the United States' economic recovery from the…

gazette.com - Rich Laden - Weidner Field expected to drive big economic development in downtown Colorado Springs
Weidner Field expected to drive big economic development in downtown Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Gazette

Weidner Field, Colorado Springs' new multiuse stadium, debuts this week with expectations that it will help fuel a downtown development boom. At one point, though, it was close to being a downtown bust. In February 2017, Springs Mayor John Suthers…

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