Day: June 17, 2019

All eyes on Portugal, the Gulf and US manufacturing

All eyes are on Portugal today to see what Mario Draghi says at the ECB Forum. NAB’s Ray Attrill talks about that on today’s podcast, plus the surprise fall in US manufacturing numbers.

Is the EU anti-growth?

The EU is struggling right now. The Bundesbank has downgraded its 21019 GDP forecast from 1.6% down to 0.6%. The Italian government is being threatened for breaching the EU’s spending rules. Yellow vests protestors have been out on the streets of Paris for 31 weeks now, fighting against inequality. This week the European Central Bank meets to determine how to boost the bloc’s economic growth. But, Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen, isn’t it time for a fundamental rethink of how the EU is structured and operates? With reforms to the EU, would Brexit have been necessary?

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