economic growth

NEW YORK | US stocks inch higher as big dividend companies rise

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are slightly higher at midday Friday as a dip in bond yields sends high-dividend companies upward and strong sales from Deere help industrial companies. Chipmakers are sliding, leading losses for technology companies. Tesla is falling further on reports of a growing government investigation into the company. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks inch higher as big dividend companies rise

NEW YORK | Steep losses for tech and energy companies hit global stocks

NEW YORK  — Global stocks are sinking Wednesday as an unexpected drop in profits for Chinese tech giant Tencent has investors worrying about economic growth. Oil and copper prices are falling. Technology and energy companies are taking some of the worst losses in the U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales grew in July, but … Continue reading NEW YORK | Steep losses for tech and energy companies hit global stocks

WASHINGTON | S retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

WASHINGTON — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth. Retail sales rose at a 0.5 percent annual rate in July, after a 0.2 percent increase the previous month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. June’s increase, though, was revised lower … Continue reading WASHINGTON | S retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

NEW YORK | Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

NEW YORK — Global stocks are sinking Wednesday as an unexpected drop in profits for Chinese tech giant Tencent has investors worrying about economic growth. Oil and copper prices are falling. Technology and energy companies are taking some of the worst losses in the U.S. Retailers are falling despite solid results from Macy’s and an … Continue reading NEW YORK | Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s economic mirage; Sanders on Medicare

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is pulling numbers out of thin air when it comes to the economy, jobs and the deficit. He refers to a current record-breaking gross domestic product for the U.S. where none exists and predicts a blockbuster 5 percent annual growth rate in the current quarter that hardly any economist sees. Hailing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s economic mirage; Sanders on Medicare

Trepp Research Highlights Growth of Retail Property Performance in Major Metros, Such as Miami and Houston

NEW YORK/ July 31, 2018 (STL.News) Trepp, LLC, the leading provider of information, analytics, and technology to the structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking markets, has published new research on retail properties and how their financial performance has bucked the recent media narrative. The full report can be accessed here: http://info.trepp.com/retail-growth-analysis-july-2018-pr. In spite of … Continue reading Trepp Research Highlights Growth of Retail Property Performance in Major Metros, Such as Miami and Houston

Smart Tourism Solutions are the Next Game-Changer for Travel and Tourism Industry

LAS VEGAS/ July 20, 2018 (STL.News) The global aviation, travel and tourism industry is expected to see a colossal growth in the next decade, thanks to digitization. According to the World Forum research, the industry is expected to create up to $305 billion of value through increased profitability, migrate $100 billion of value from traditional … Continue reading Smart Tourism Solutions are the Next Game-Changer for Travel and Tourism Industry

Cayman Islands Economic Growth Surpasses 2017 Projections

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands/ July 17, 2018 (STL.News) With economic growth projections surpassed for 2017, analysts say the Cayman Islands is enjoying an economic boom. The latest report from the Cayman Islands Economics and Statistics Office shows the jurisdiction’s GDP grew by 2.9 per cent in 2017, a jump from the 2017 third quarter projection … Continue reading Cayman Islands Economic Growth Surpasses 2017 Projections