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In an environment of persistently low inflation and real equilibrium interest rates, the Fed will not be able to raise rates much further.
While the net effect of the recent tax changes on house prices is expected to be limited, doubling the standard deduction will increase the incentives to rent. Is there cause for concern?
Connected consumers means more control over how they shop, where they shop and when they shop. But what does that mean for businesses? Disruption, says a BBVA economist.
Regional economic conditions remain upbeat, as over 95 percent of the U.S. continues to show signs of moderate to high growth.
Blockchain promises to boost economic and social well-being by significantly lowering transaction costs, and non-financial blockchain applications are growing exponentially.
Financial institutions and traders can face operational risks if the switch to an alternative benchmark is delayed. A paced transition plan will be introduced for U.S. institutions. The Fed will likely ensure that institutions follow the plan and switch from Libor.
In a historic move, OPEC, along with non-OPEC nations like Russia, agreed to cut production after a prolonged period of low oil prices.
Although wind power represents only 4% of the world's electricity generation, technological advances could lead to a promising future.
Harvey will be remembered as one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history.
With a reputation as a reliable source of energy, wind energy makes significant strides as government incentives, global investments, and technological advances aid growth.
Blockchain, a peer to peer public ledger, could disrupt the financial sector as bitcoin currency rises in popularity.
In December, activity increased in 44 states, with the strongest gains in the West. Across the Sunbelt region, activity decelerated despite pickups in the manufacturing, mining, and retail trade sectors.
As the U.S. energy mix is shifting away from coal, there is wide consensus that natural gas is a bridge fuel towards renewables, given its ability to meet climate objectives and energy needs.
While the likelihood of a U.S. recession is the highest it’s been since the 2009 downturn, based on a state-by-state assessment, the overall probability remains low.
The drop in oil prices and a weakened manufacturing sector suggest a high probability (90%) for Texas recession.
What are the potential risks and benefits of cloud computing for banks? Before making the switch, banks must weigh challenges against future cost and time savings.
As the gross debt-to-GDP ratio steadily rises, should the U.S. worry about its ability to repay debt, cut spending, and raise interest rates?
With GDP growth slowing to 1.8%, we explore the question: will the future of U.S. potential growth be gloomy or bright?
In this brief, we analyze the trends that will drive the demand and supply for multifamily and single-family housing over the next 10 years.
In a time of worldwide recession, the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is a concern for countries across the globe.
The decline in female labor force participation isn’t solely attributed to motherhood—but the reasons why women are leaving the workforce differ for married and unmarried women, with and without children.
Stereotyped as clueless, brainy, and self-obsessed, Millennials are by no means homogenous. But in terms of economic opportunity, they are trailing other generations.