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

Japan’s Economy and the Three Arrows: On Target?



In this week’s Economic Commentary, we discussed the importance of the concept of “three arrows” in the economic policies of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Definitely check out the full piece, but here’s a quick summary. In the 1500s, as the legend has it, a Japanese nobleman named…

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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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