World Health Organization UNdata As tax revenues recover, is this the end of a vanishing act? - Market Realist Must-know 2014 US macro outlook: The crack in the debt ceiling (Part 8 of 10) Corporate profits and investments The below graph reflects the dynamics of savings and investment in the USA versus consumption and corporate profits through calendar 2013. This decline in fixed investment is of key concern to prior Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and we examine this concern in further detail in a related series. Enlarge Graph U.S. corporate profit growth: Unstoppable? The thick black line (note the left axis) reflects personal consumption in the USA, and it has risen from approximately 62% of GDP in 1981 to approximately 70% of GDP today. Is capital still on strike? As we discussed earlier in a related series, and as the above graph reflects, fixed investment in the USA has been slowing for many years, and despite the post-2008 rapid recovery, fixed investment shows signs of slowing since 2013. Greenspan’s lament: Nobody wants to invest in the future Kudlow’s lament: Capital is on strike!
International Monetary Fund The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., of "188 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." Formed in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system. Countries contribute funds to a pool through a quota system from which countries experiencing balance of payments difficulties can borrow money. Functions The IMF's role was fundamentally altered by the floating exchange rates post-1971. Surveillance of the global economy IMF Data Dissemination Systems participants: IMF member using SDDS IMF member using GDDS IMF member, not using any of the DDSystems non-IMF entity using SDDS non-IMF entity using GDDS no interaction with the IMF Notes
Reisadviezen | Onderwerp Met een reisadvies kunnen Nederlandse reizigers zich beter voorbereiden op veiligheidsrisico's tijdens een buitenlands verblijf. Zoals de risico's op ontvoeringen, gewapende overvallen, bomaanslagen, natuurrampen of oorlogsgeweld. Buitenlandse Zaken vermeldt in een reisadvies bijvoorbeeld welke gebieden veilig zijn en naar welke gebieden u niet moet reizen. Soms zijn er veiligheidsrisico's. Wees dan alert of reis alleen naar het land als dat echt noodzakelijk is. Verhoogde terrorismedreiging Nederland neemt deel aan de internationale coalitie die strijdt tegen de terroristische groepering IS.
The Baby Boomer generation and the “lump of labor" theory - Market Realist Is Baby Boomer retirement more good news for stocks and labor markets? (Part 3 of 13) Available labor: An unprecedented decline The below graph reflects the same data as the prior graph, though as a growth rate in percent of total workers since 1970. As the U.S. population has grown, and both Baby Boomers and women have entered the workforce since 1970, we’ve seen extraordinary growth in the U.S. labor pool. Enlarge Graph For a detailed analysis of the U.S. macroeconomic environment supporting this series, please see Must-know 2014 US macro outlook: The crack in the debt ceiling. Available versus unavailable workers The yellow line in the above graph represents the “unavailable” workers in the U.S. workforce, which continues to grow as the Baby Boomer generation continues to retire from the workforce. As we discussed in a prior article in this series, it’s possible that the post-2008 decline in the available workforce was exacerbated by the economic crisis. Equity outlook: Cautious
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Population ageing Population ageing is a phenomenon that occurs when the median age of a country or region rises due to rising life expectancy and/or declining birth rates. There has been, initially in the more economically developed countries (MEDC) but also more recently in less economically developed countries (LEDC), an increase in life expectancy which causes the ageing of populations. This is the case for every country in the world except the 18 countries designated as "demographic outliers" by the UN. For the entirety of recorded human history, the world has never seen as aged a population as currently exists globally. The UN predicts the rate of population ageing in the 21st century will exceed that of the previous century. Countries vary significantly in terms of the degree, and the pace, of these changes, and the UN expects populations that began ageing later to have less time to adapt to the many implications of these changes. Overview Ageing around the world
World Newspapers and Magazines on your Finger Tip | World-Newspapers.com Population decline Population decline can refer to the decline in population of any organism, but this article refers to population decline in humans. It is a term usually used to describe any great reduction in a human population. It can be used to refer to long-term demographic trends, as in sub-replacement fertility, urban decay, white flight or rural flight, but it is also commonly employed to describe large reductions in population due to violence, disease, or other catastrophes. Definition Sometimes the term underpopulation is applied to a specific economic system. Changing trends Since the dire predictions of coming population overshoot in the 1960s and 70s, more educated couples have tended to choose to have fewer children. Statistical misreadings Statistical data, especially comparing only two sets of figures, can show an incorrect population trend. A common misreading is due to time. Decline by nation or territory Long term population decline Japan
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