US consumer sentiment confirms Boom/Gloom Index weakness
18th June 2013 by

It is now 4 years since the blog launched its IeC Boom/Gloom Index, as a way of measuring the differ...

US job numbers still below 2008 levels
8th August 2012 by

The US jobs market remains very fragile. That seems to be the key message from last week’s mon...

Simplicity is the new luxury
4th August 2012 by

Today’s VUCA landscape (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) is having a profound i...

US job news shows demographics slowing demand
8th May 2012 by

Friday’s weak US jobs report seemed to surprise most of those Wall Street analysts who are sup...

Growth in US jobs and disposable income no longer following historical trends
7th February 2012 by

Short-term pressures have come to dominate financial markets in recent years. In turn, they have bec...

Pensions fall as financial market turmoil continues
29th November 2011 by

Increasing life expectancy is an enormous benefit for today’s population. We can all, whether ...

Tesco says ‘Today is the New Normal’
29th September 2011 by

The world’s leading retailers have been extremely reliable leading indicators for the chemical...

“Way too early” to talk of a US recovery
14th May 2011 by

Consumer giant Reckitt Benckiser sell major brands in 200 countries around the world. CEO Bart Becht...

US house starts remain at all-time lows
29th March 2011 by

Changes in US housing values continue to exert a larger and more important impact upon household con...

US households worry about incomes
21st February 2011 by

The fascinating chart above from Dave Rosenberg at Gluskin Sieff confirms the blog’s fears abo...

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