Blog Posts - Gdp



2013 Stock Market an Exact Repeat of 1954?

Wow! In the first nine months of this year, the S&P 500 has run up 18%—that’s about two percent per month. Other key stock indices have provided similar returns. At this pace, by the end of 2013, the S&P 500 will be up 24% for the year. A...

Updated Pandemic Flu Model: Around 95 Million Americans Ill, 2.4 Million Dead

“Autumn is the hush before winter.” -French proverb In case you weren’t aware, autumn began today, September 22, at 4:44 ET. Fall is my favorite season of the year, when I try to get outdoors as much as I can. The next month or so will also be...
by Survival And Prosperity on Sep 22, 2013

No easing of quantitative easing – not yet

The US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did not want to withdraw stimulus from the market. There were recent speculations that feds may start to tighten the market soon – but that is not happening now – not till end of this year. According t...
by Mortgage Money and Dream on Sep 20, 2013

Gold Quest of UPA II

With the title I'm not referring to the dubious company which asked for  Rs. 30,000/- initial investment and some MLM. In turn it offered a gold coin and a promise of a million rupees in due course if you get more people in to invest Rs. 30...
by Methinks on Sep 14, 2013

Genuine Progress vs GDP

A few years ago the New Scientist dedicated a whole issue to the idea of possibility of life without economic growth. I wouldn’t want to hail them as champions of the postgrowth perspective, but the magazine is asking the right questions, and drawi...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 3, 2013

Headlines Today

USDINR have support only at 65.80 only, otherwise bullish again upto 70/75. Obama prepares for Syria with intelligence report. Rubble gains for third day amid tax payment. Indian GDP at 4.40 lowest in India. Small business optimism rises...

Peter Schiff Calls ‘New’ GDP ‘Propaganda’

“GDP Increased at 1.7 Percent Annual Rate, Higher Than Expectations” -ABC News website, July 31, 2013 “US Economy: GDP Surprises, And Hiring Rises In July” -NPR website, Jul 31, 2013 “Economy expands at brisk pace in 2nd quarter, defying gl...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 6, 2013

How Obama is the Worst Economic President Ever – In One Chart

The Commerce Department has made changes to how it calculates gross domestic product all the way back to 1929. The change is designed to have the data better reflect the so-called knowledge economy. They even revised the 2nd quarter GDP … Conti...
by Fire Jim Moran on Jul 31, 2013

Marc Faber: ‘One Day, This Financial Bubble Will Have To Adjust On The Downside’

I can’t believe it’s been almost an entire month since I last updated Survival And Prosperity’s “Crash Prophets” page. Actually, I can, it’s been that hectic. At least the blog’s off-and-running again. Now, don’t expect too much from...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 29, 2013

Turkey Set to Become Top Economy in OECD

According to the latest predictions of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Turkey is set to post the second highest GDP growth in the organisation next year, it said in its “Employment Outlook 2013″ report. In...
by Spot Blue on Jul 24, 2013

Accumulated Sins: How India lost behind a Malaria Ridden Swamp, Bombed Patch and a Godless Middle Kingdom

Let me start by comparing growth trajectories of 3 nations which started off at more or else same level with regards to the potential to grow. That is India, China and Sri Lanka.Before starting, would like to state the fact that // Human we...
by Thus Spoke Chola on Jun 27, 2013

Turbo-charged exports won’t drive Spain out of the crisis

There is a growing chorus of voices claiming that Spain’s exports are pushing the country out of economic trouble; but the reality suggests that much more than a healthy trade balance is needed.
by Iberosphere on Jun 11, 2013

GDP and “Standard of Comfortable Living”

Gross Domestic Product or GDP is not directly about a country’s standard of living.  If you think only money can make you feel happy, prosperous, or comfortable, then GDP will make sense to you.  Yes, the United States of America … Cont...

Understanding GDP Growth Rate: The Bombay’s Way

Let’s make it simple.  The economic growth rate of the Philippines in the first quarter of this year was 7.8%– meaning, our country gained 7.8% of our economy last quarter. Let’s say the worth of our economy last quarter was 200...

Philippine Building Construction Industry: Profiting More, Hiring Less

In my last post, I presented the proof of my thesis that the building construction industry in the Philippines doesn’t create a significant number of jobs relative to their expansion and growth rate.  I have the same observation in this …...

Greed in the Philippine Building Construction Industry

Yes, I’m stubborn.  I don’t stop until I find proofs that support my ideas.  When ideas have proofs and bases, they cease to be mere opinions.  If we want solid results, we need solid inputs.  This post attempts just that. … Con...

PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk – Fresh Graduated Graduate Development Program Holcim June 2013

PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk / holcim.co.idPT Holcim Indonesia Tbk - Holcim Indonesia is a reputable a cement-based building material and service company in Indonesia. The Company is based in Jakarta and operates in Indonesia and Malaysia...

What Is Really the Philippine Unemployment Rate?

First, a disclaimer:  all photos used in my blog aren’t mine, and I haven’t financially benefited from them.  I respect the intellectual property rights of media artists and image creators.  Yes, I should acknowledge them, but unfortun...

FDI: Can the Philippines Compete with Thailand?

When I started this blog, I wanted my first post to be about economic development in relation to geographical size and population size.   I wanted to present why medium-sized (in area and population) cities, regions, provinces, municipalities, and e...

President Aquino: Charter Change Not Needed For More FDI

Why, Mr. President? I’ve heard many statements against raising foreign equity ownership for more FDI, but not President Aquino’s. According to him, China has restricted foreign equity ownership to a low percentage, but enjoys high FDI. ...


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