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Posts by Bob Baur, Chief Global Economist, Principal Global Investors

Das Ist Gut, oder Eher, Das Ist Nicht Sehr Schlecht – Economic Improvement from Germany



Growth is good. So, even at a revised 0.1%, German GDP growth could still be considered good. Sure, it wasn’t as much as economists had forecasted, but growth still beats recession – especially, after several months where the economic malaise in the Eurozone threatened to turn into a Teutonic…

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Shinzo’s Samurai – Fighting Deflation in Japan



During a recent visit to the United States, the message of Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe to President Obama was “Japan is back!”  This is Abe’s economic battle cry in his fight to end two decades of deflation, meager growth, and economic malaise. And much like Japan’s feudal lords of…

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