A decade after the beginning of the great recession of 2008, how has the United Kingdom economy recovered?
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in the Eurozone or Euro Area and by 0.3% in the European Union (EU) during the third quarter of 2018, compared with the previous quarter, according to a preliminary flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2018, GDP had grown by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% the European Union.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) for the United States increased at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Amazon declared its Q3 results on Thursday, Net sales increased 29% to $56.6 billion in the third quarter, compared with $43.7 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Excluding the unfavourable impact of foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales increased 30% compared with third quarter 2017.
Operating income increased to $3.7 billion in the third quarter, compared with operating income of $347 million in the third quarter of 2017.
Amazon’s share price has soared 500% in the past four years despite the recent 20% fall in the share price.
At the end of the second quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio in the Euro area (EA19) or Eurozone stood at 86.3% and in the European Union (EU28) the ratio stood at 81%.
Three-month U.S. Dollar London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) that serves as the basis for trillions of dollars in loans and floating-rate securities globally hit a 10-year high of 2.45%, the highest level since November 2008.
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2018 has seen a lot of activity for changes in Sovereign Credit Ratings for countries. Here are the countries for which ratings changed in 2018 followed by the complete data set including maps,
We wrote about the economics behind the 25% tariff on Steel imports and 10% tariff on Aluminium imports to the United States earlier this year. One of the main justifications of the tariffs were that they will increase domestic production. Some statistics released earlier this week provide an answer to whether the tariffs have really increased domestic production.