Gross domestic product has become the comparative benchmark for the wealth and growth rates of nations. The author provides a concise history of GDP, which offers fertile ground for the consideration of future changes to its use and to the use of other inputs in the valuation of stocks and stock markets.
In the first week of 2016, China’s stock prices tumbled by 10% and the entire exchange was halted twice by the newly implemented circuit-breaker mechanism. Meanwhile, China’s currency depreciated by 1% against the US dollar and the offshore rate fell by more. Amid this turmoil, we asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they expected China's GDP growth rate would be in 2016.
As 2015 quickly draws to a close, you might be wondering what 2016 has in store for us. This week we asked readers of our CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief which country they think will contribute the most to global economic growth in 2016. Check out what they had to say.
The biggest economic impact of student debt may not be directly connected to either voluntary or involuntary default.
You would think that growth in a country's money supply and labor force would lead to economic expansion, but does it always? We took a look over the last two economic cycles to see.
Should anyone other than a statistician care about the fine points of calculating gross domestic product? In GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, economist Diane Coyle offers a striking example of why investors and policymakers ought to pay closer attention.
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