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US Economy Starts to Slow

Monday, March 30th, 2015

US Economy — That was unrevised from the prediction the authorities last month printed.

Strong consumer spending restricted the slow down in the rate of action, although companies restrained back on equipment and stock investment. The market grew in the 3rd quarter. Slower investment could be meant by slower profit increase in the forthcoming months.
Corporate gains from outside the USA dropped at an 8.8 percent speed, the steepest drop since the 2007-2009 downturn.

“Slower profit increase could mean slower investment in the forthcoming months,” said Thomas Costerg, an economist at Standard Chartered in Ny.

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Multinationals including technology giant IBM (IBM), semiconductor manufacturer Intel (INTC), industrial conglomerate Honeywell (HON) and Procter & Gamble (PG), the planet ‘s biggest household products manufacturer, have warned the dollar will damage their gains in 2013.

As in the United Kingdom, there is increasing worry about the strong value of their currencies. Although sterling is not as highly valued as the dollar currency, the very weak Euro is effectively having the same effect. For US readers, UK economy updates are accessible on British television by using a UK VPN – like this. ┬áThe problem is quite simple, a high value (or relative value) of your currency makes your goods more expensive which will affect exports.

The dollar increased 7.8 percent against the currencies of the primary U.S. trading associates between June and December.

For all of 2014, after tax corporate profits dropped 8.3 percent, the biggest annual fall since 2008.

Economists had anticipated fourth quarter GDP growth will be revised as much as a 2.4 percent rate and after tax corporate profits would grow at a 1 percent pace.

The dollar dipped against a basket of currencies, while costs for U.S. Treasuries increased.

Jemma Williams

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