The United States: Wages in some sectors of the economy have accelerated.
The Eurozone: French economic output and employment indices from Markit (blue line):
Credit: What would you do with excess cash flow in this environment if your company’s debt was below investment-grade? Here is a quick survey.
Equity Markets: Valuations continue to spook some investors.
Emerging Markets: Below are a couple of economic indicators comparing Zimbabwe to other African nations.
Public-sector payrolls represent half of the government spending.
Here is the GDP per capita.
Energy: US natural gas sold off sharply last week on warmer weather forecasts (for the eastern part of the country).
Food for Thought: Amazon’s growth has been remarkable.
Edited by Joseph N Cohen
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