New lows in gilt yields following last week's spending review have been seen by some analysts as a vote of confidence in the UK government's austerity plans. Other observers, however, say they reflect something else entirely.
The Q2 slowdown in US growth is no short-term blip, according to investors.
Commodity price increases may indicate improved economic prospects
The Spanish government has made plans for austerity measures based on growth forecasts that far outpace those of the IMF and EU.
Financial derivatives rely on liquid underlying markets to work properly, but what happenswhen such underlying markets do not exist, as is the case for indexes such as GDP orunemployment? Here, Ken Baron and Jeffrey Lange suggest a parimutuel auction...