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Economics Watch Reports

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    17 March, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic expansion in emerging markets remains weak and fragile as vulnerability and downside risks mount.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    17 March, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area growth momentum remains positive, while changes in monetary policy can be expected in 2017 as inflation returns.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    14 March, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    After a brief slowdown in Q1, the US economy returns to its slow growth trend.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    08 March, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    14 February, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Shocks and uncertainties moderate 2017 growth projections for several emerging economies.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    14 February, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Uncertainty remains the buzzword, yet the European economies are surprisingly resilient.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    13 February, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base scenario continues to suggest a modest upside for the US economic outlook.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    08 February, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    19 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Rising uncertainties cast a heavy cloud over growth in emerging markets in 2017.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    18 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The latest data for 2016 suggest somewhat of an uptick in growth toward the end of the year. Yet we expect Euro Area growth to somewhat moderate in 2017 and UK growth to slow down significantly amid Brexit-induced effects as well as a generally maturing business cycle.

  11. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    13 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The new year brings more optimism, but uncertainties over the impact of policy initiatives have mounted.

  12. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    11 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  13. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    21 December, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite some tailwinds from stabilized energy and commodity prices, emerging markets' uncertainty rises as global policy risks increase in 2017.

  14. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    21 December, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    There is a small positive Trump effect on the US growth outlook in 2017, but uncertainty around the base forecast is high.

  15. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    19 December, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Solid economic data point to continued growth toward the end of 2016, but the overall outlook remains fragile.

  16. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    14 December, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  17. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    15 November, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    A projected stabilization in energy and commodity prices may provide a small tailwind for resource-rich economies in 2017, but emerging markets' medium-term growth trend continues to be dominated by weaker growth in  investment and labor supply. 

  18. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    15 November, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Short-term outlook for economic growth mainly unchanged after the Trump election.

  19. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    15 November, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The 2016Q3 GDP data indicated that the Euro Area economy is more resilient than expected. The moderate expansion continues, despite the clouds at the horizon. Core inflation – that is inflation excluding energy prices, instead, still fails to pick up again, showing a persistent deflationary environment.  

  20. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    09 November, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  21. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    19 October, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    While the Euro Area economy’s higher inflation rate, up about +0.4 percent since September 2015, creates hope for lower unemployment rates, the rise may simply be the result of higher oil prices.

  22. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    19 October, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Policy-induced pickup in emerging markets dissipated somewhat in the third quarter.

  23. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    18 October, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy remains on a moderate growth path heading into 2017.

  24. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    12 October, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  25. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    28 September, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging economies are likely to have another challenging year in 2016.

  26. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 September, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Reactions three months after the Brexit referendum show greater-than-expected resilience in the Euro Area. But can growth be sustained?

  27. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    19 September, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  28. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    16 September, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy chugs along: strong consumer sector, but little to cheer about elsewhere.

  29. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    12 August, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite modest improvement in manufacturing, persistent overcapacity continues to weigh on emerging markets’ growth in 2016.

  30. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    12 August, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    US economic expansion continues to disappoint.

  31. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    12 August, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Reactions three months after the Brexit referendum show a higher than expected resilient Euro Area. Growth is sustained growth purchases of durable goods and constant improvements in labor market figures. How long will such dynamic hold?

  32. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    10 August, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  33. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    26 July, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets have shrugged off the Brexit panic, for now, but show little sign of growth acceleration for the rest of the year.

  34. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    26 July, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area was on a moderate recovery path before the EU referendum. In reaction to Brexit, investors moved their capital toward less risky assets, bringing to the surface the weakness of the Italian banks and uncertainty around future investment decisions.

  35. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 July, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is on a below 2 percent growth path.

  36. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    05 July, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Brexit-induced financial instability brings more uncertainty but leaves emerging markets’ overall growth outlook for 2016 unchanged for now.

  37. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    01 July, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Recent moderate optimism on the Euro Area economy has rapidly vanished as a consequence of the unexpected result of the referendum in the UK on June 23.

  38. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    28 June, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The struggle to find more growth.

  39. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    25 May, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Sentiment improved somewhat into the second quarter of 2016, but emerging markets’ economic fundamentals are weak and the growth outlook remains fragile.

  40. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    23 May, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The outlook for the Euro Area remains fairly positive but the recovery might be losing steam given that the global outlook is not encouraging. Meanwhile, the new puzzle to solve concerns inflation, which came out lower than expected in April.

  41. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    20 May, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Springing forward to a temperate summer: Some rebound in the second quarter is expected, but there is little indication of a turnaround in business investment.

  42. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    27 April, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Relief from declining oil and commodity prices may stabilize growth in emerging economies temporarily, but structural issues remain.

  43. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    27 April, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area growth and inflation remain subdued, triggering more monetary stimulus. Special topic: How have adjustments helped the Eurozone periphery gain competitiveness, and do we see reform fatigue?

  44. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    26 April, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Relatively slow growth will continue through the second half of 2016.

  45. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    29 March, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging market’s economic fundamentals remain weak, despite recent abatement of volatility in global financial and commodity markets.

  46. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 March, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy remains on a modest 2+ percent growth track

  47. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    21 March, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area recovery continues but at a more moderate pace. Special topic: What will Brexit mean for Britain and Europe?

  48. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    24 February, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Structural issues continue to hold back emerging markets’ growth in 2016.

  49. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    19 February, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    A tale of two economies: bifurcated growth.

  50. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    18 February, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economic recovery outlook remains on track, primarily thanks to the consumer.

  51. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    26 January, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US consumer should drive the economy early in 2016, but there's little firepower from other growth drivers.

  52. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    22 January, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area outlook remains positive, despite rising concerns about global growth outlook

  53. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    21 December, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    As the expansion proceeds, demand-side constraints are giving way to supply-side constraints.

  54. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    18 December, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area economic recovery shows some signs of a slowing pace.

    Special topic: The European Commission’s investment plan is unlikely to change the subdued investment outlook in the short term.

  55. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    30 November, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area recovery proves resilient, and should continue to mature in 2016.

  56. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    25 November, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    A modest recovery for emerging markets is projected for 2016, but downside risks remain significant.

  57. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 November, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is in good shape heading into the holiday season; the 2016 outlook and beyond remains modest.

  58. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    22 October, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Although the economy is on track for moderate expansion, Euro Area recovery shows no signs of speeding up.

  59. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    22 October, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Risks remain skewed to the downside for emerging markets’ economic outlook.

  60. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 October, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite downside risks from weak growth in the global economy, consumers may extend above-trend growth into 2016.

  61. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    24 September, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The growth outlook for the rest of 2015 remains pessimistic.

  62. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    24 September, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economic recovery is on track, while downside risks from slower growth in emerging markets are looming.

  63. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 September, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Moderate growth path of US economy likely to be sustained through the end of 2015

  64. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    25 August, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    There are strong headwinds ahead for major emerging economies.

  65. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    24 August, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The economy continues on a moderate path buffeted by weak growth abroad and weak investment at home.

  66. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    27 July, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy remains on track for a modest recovery, despite the challenges from the Greek crisis.

  67. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    27 July, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic activity among major emerging markets continues to slow, with downside risks to outweigh upside in the second half of 2015.

  68. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 July, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Moderate growth path ahead remains most likely scenario

  69. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    29 June, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets have been underperforming over the last year, adding increased downside risks to the global growth outlook

  70. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 June, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is on a more moderate growth path.

  71. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    29 May, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy remains on track for a modest recovery, despite the challenges from the Greek crisis.

  72. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 May, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Will the weak first quarter be followed by a bounce back?

  73. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    29 April, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic growth in the Euro Area seems to be picking up, but further acceleration remains uncertain.

  74. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    29 April, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is slowing down relative to 2014.

  75. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    24 March, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging economies are facing increasing economic and political challenges in 2015, with the US Fed’s decision further testing their financial stability

  76. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    24 March, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    No downside surprises, as the Euro Area slowly moves toward more sustainable growth.

  77. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    24 March, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    While the US economy seems to be slowing toward a medium-term growth trend, consumers have been the bright spot.

  78. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    23 February, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Modest upsides in the European economy materialize, as concerns over Greece remain.

  79. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 February, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The year 2015 is off to a good start, remaining fairly strong relative to long-term trend.

  80. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 January, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The year 2015 should finally see a stronger economic expansion.

  81. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    23 January, 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Quantitative easing, a low euro, and cheap oil provide modest upsides for an otherwise sluggish European economy.

  82. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    18 December, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Europe’s 2015 growth is poised for some strengthening, but maybe not enough to keep potential output from falling.

  83. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    18 December, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is poised to strengthen moderately while global headwinds provide some pushback

  84. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    20 November, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area recovery remains frail, but another recession is avoided.

  85. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 October, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The outlook for the US economy is unchanged, despite financial market turmoil.

  86. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    08 October, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Expectations about more monetary stimulus mount in an extremely fragile European economy.

  87. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    24 September, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    GDP growth acceleration loses steam as the economy gets closer to full capacity.

  88. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    24 August, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The economy appears to be building momentum toward higher growth.

  89. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    30 July, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Slow economic growth and disinflation continue through summer, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank.

  90. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 July, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The growth paradox of slow GDP and strong employment.

  91. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    01 July, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    As the European Central Bank takes action for more support, the European economic outlook remains weak.

  92. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    20 June, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy is gaining traction heading into the second half of the year.

  93. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    02 June, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    An acceleration of growth seems unlikely in Europe.

  94. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    27 May, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is bouncing back this quarter to a growth rate above its long-term potential. This result is due to the recovery from a severe winter and the release of pent up demand.

  95. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 April, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Headwinds Are Affecting Growth Expectations for Europe

  96. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 April, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic growth is poised for some solid gains. The housing and labor markets are the keys to this improvement. The current path also suggests increased business investment for the remainder of the year.

  97. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    28 March, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets (EM) face a bumpy recovery road ahead, and impact on global economy in 2014 could be more significant than expected

  98. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 March, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    While europe’s short-term outlook continues to improve, risks to a sustained recovery persist.

  99. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 March, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    We view the winter slowdown in economic activity as a temporary pause. The eventual arrival of warmer spring weather should propel the housing and labor markets forward.

  100. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    04 March, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    We view the current slowdown in economic activity as a temporary pause. The inclement winter weather is depressing economic activity, thus we expect a rebound when warmer temperatures arrive in the spring.

  101. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 February, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The outlook for the European economy continues to improve, but headwinds persist.

  102. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    07 February, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The European recovery continues to be slow, even though optimism increases

  103. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    07 February, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets weakened in 2013, and there will only be moderate improvement in 2014.

  104. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    04 February, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic growth was stronger than anticipated in the second half of 2013, and the faster pace of economic growth is expected to continue into 2014, although downside risks remain.

  105. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    24 December, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Europe sets on a path of moderate growth for 2014. Financial stabilization will positively contribute to this outlook, although some obstacles still remain.

  106. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    20 December, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite upward revision of GDP growth performance in Q3 and the Fed’s decision to start to taper its quantitative easing, GDP growth for 2013 will finish on a weak note.

  107. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    26 November, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy is ending 2013 with slow growth, in line with the overall sluggish performance for the year as a whole. However, stronger employment data and manufacturing surveys point to moderately firmer growth in 2014.

  108. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 October, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area outlook continues to improve, as a sluggish recovery seems underway. Even though Euro Area GDP improved in the second quarter, other important indicators still remain very weak.

  109. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    15 October, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Even with the government poised to re-open fully, the short-term shutdown likely shaved 0.45 percentage points from Q4 GDP growth, leaving it at a sluggish 1.7 percent annualized rate.

  110. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    26 September, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The economic outlook for Euro Area economies continues to improve, though growth for the region as a whole should be slow for the rest of 2013.

  111. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    29 August, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy has started to recover, though growth will probably remain slow for the rest of 2013, with improved business and consumer confidence offset by slowing growth in emerging markets, high unemployment, and potential financial risks.

  112. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    21 August, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate to a moderately faster 2.5 percent annualized pace in the second half of the year, after strong fiscal headwinds held back growth in the first half of the year to a tepid 1.4 percent.

  113. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    02 August, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite weak GDP growth recorded over the past three quarters, including the sluggish 1.7% advance in Q2, we expect economic growth to accelerate in the second half of 2013 as the fiscal headwinds diminish.

  114. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    30 July, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area’s economic contraction could end in the near term thanks to improving financial stability and confidence, but slowing global growth and a weak investment environment remain headwinds.

  115. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 June, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy remains in contraction, but financial stability, as well as rising business and consumer confidence could accommodate a cautious recovery, especially if borrowing conditions for businesses improve.

  116. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 June, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    After several years of restructuring, the U.S. private sector shows continued signs of strengthening. We believe the Fed’s forecasts look overly optimistic, and thus, expect the sequester spending cuts to slow the economy for the remainder of 2013.

  117. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    03 June, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    This report includes: The Conference Board's May forecast for the Euro Area economy, a description of how debt-to-GDP ratios for Spain and Germany will evolve over the long term, and the policy implications of these debt projections.

  118. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    31 May, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    We continue to forecast that the headwinds from the spending sequester cuts will slow economic activity. This issue also includes an update of our framework that offers a way for the U.S. to address its long-term fiscal issues.

  119. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    01 May, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    A recovery for the Euro Area has been delayed in part by continued weakness in business confidence. This issue also explores how prices and supplies of oil and natural gas may affect long-term growth prospects of Europe's economies.

  120. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    30 April, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Once again economic activity started off the year on strong footing, to only lose steam heading into springtime. In this issue we also examine the shale gas and oil revolution to see if it can really be a game changer.

  121. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    02 April, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    High youth unemployment and long-term demographic trends are both blocking a recovery in Euro Area household consumption.

  122. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 March, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The domestic private sector of the U.S. economy has shown great resilience in the face of ongoing global uncertainty and dysfunctional government policy. However, we maintain our cautious economic outlook for 2013.

  123. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    05 March, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    U.S. economy still not fully in the clear with both the private sector and labor market far from robust and recently productivity growth has slumped. Moreover, dysfunctional government and tighter fiscal policy represent large downside risks.

  124. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 February, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Recent changes in competitiveness measures for Euro Area economies provide another signal that economic outlook is improving, but weak long-term productivity growth represents important constraint on speed and strength of any recovery.

  125. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    31 January, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Results from The Conference Board CEO Challenge® survey provide a perspective on how business leaders in Europe are responding to a more stable but still challenging economic environment in the Euro Area.

  126. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 January, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth rebounds in second half, after fiscal drag in first half. This issue also includes results from CEO Challenge® survey which shows businesses look at internal strengths to better compete in what is poised to remain a slow growth environment.

  127. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    21 December, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Progress on financial integration does not result in improved outlook for Euro Area

  128. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    20 December, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Underlying strengthening in U.S. economy will be delayed if fiscal drags become large

  129. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    30 November, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Policies implemented to control the financial crisis are partially succeeding, but have not yet improved confidence or growth prospects

  130. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    27 November, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic growth poised to rebound in the second half of 2013

  131. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    02 November, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The financial crisis has spurred European leaders to consider hastening fiscal and regulatory integration, which has helped reduce financial instability. However, the poor performance of confidence indicators show that the Euro Area economy reamins weak.

  132. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    26 October, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. remains poised to at least partially fall off the “fiscal cliff".

  133. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 September, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    ECB's decision to buy short-term sovereign debt and progress towards creation of European Stability Mechanism (ESM) has improved prospects for resolving Euro Area financial crisis, though many obstacles remain.

  134. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    28 September, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The ongoing weakness in the U.S. economy has prompted the Federal Reserve to unleash its third round of quantitative easing. However, more quantitative easing is not the pancea that will quickly boost the economy.

  135. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    26 September, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets: staying competitive amid slowing growth

  136. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    29 August, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    ECB promises to purchase short-term bonds of troubled countries has reduced financial instability for now. Long-term growth prospects in much of Euro Area remain uncertain, but expanding trade relations with China could help.

  137. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    24 August, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy suffers from a lack of consumer demand, a cautious corporate sector that is not spending or hiring, and high inventory levels that will hold back production activity going forward.

  138. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    31 July, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Measures taken at June 28-29 EU Summit represent steps in the right direction, but have so far failed to restore confidence.

  139. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    30 July, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy has no forward momentum and little help from monetary or fiscal policy. Future growth depends on whether U.S. businesses can escape the “commodity trap.”

  140. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 June, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Outlook for Euro Area has become worse due to both increased financial turbulance related to banking crisis in Spain and elsewhere, and the implementation of austerity measures which represent a drag on economic growth.

  141. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 June, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Winter optimism faded this spring. Recent economic data and rising uncertainty signal that the moderate acceleration in is unlikely. U.S. faces an enormous yearend fiscal cliff, but temporary measures should help avoid a large economic contraction.

  142. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    01 June, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging Market Growth to Gradually Slow in 2012, but Downside Risks Remain Strong

  143. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 May, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Recent employment, income, and business investment data indicate that economic growth is poised to dip below 2 percent in the current quarter, but trends in the leading economic indicators suggest that growth will accelerate modestly in the second half.

  144. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 April, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite some recent weakening in the economic data, the U.S. economy remains poised to re-accelerate in the second half of 2012. This month, we also examine shifts in global manufacturing competitiveness.

  145. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    24 April, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy has faced additional instability during the past month after Spain revised its deficit target. This month, we examine how events in Spain and elections in France are affecting our outlook for the Euro Area economy in 2012.

  146. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    27 March, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Though the Euro Area economy appears to be stabilizing, elevated unit labor costs may impair the region’s growth prospects. This month, we examine labor costs, unemployment measures, and actions European countries are taking to become more competitive.

  147. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 March, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Cautiously Optimistic Outlook

  148. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 February, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Increasing positive trends in the U.S. economy, but can they be sustained?

  149. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    19 February, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The ECB’s Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (LTROs) helped restore confidence. However, "troubled economies" must address structural and regulatory issues, which we address in this report.

  150. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    27 January, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area looks to be in a mild recession

  151. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    18 January, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Caution, uncertainty, and volatility underscore 2012

  152. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    12 December, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    U.S. steps up while Europe slips

  153. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    21 November, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economy on firmer footing, but sentiment still sour

  154. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    28 October, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth Still Stuck in the Slow Lane

  155. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    14 October, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Debt Crisis and the Risk Of Recession Are Reinforcing Each Other

  156. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    30 September, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    We are all in this together

  157. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 August, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Downgrade of U.S. Economic Growth

  158. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    28 July, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Hot temperatures, but cool economy

  159. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    29 June, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Scaling back growth expectations

  160. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 June, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    The 2011 GDP projection will prove easy to reach. Downside risks exist for 2012.

  161. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    12 April, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    U.S. economy to resume moderate growth

  162. Conference Board Economics Watch® China View

    01 April, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Tighter credit and weak consumer confidence, both reactions to high inflation, will probably create a drag on growth for Chinese economy in 2011.

  163. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    08 March, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    U.S. economy continues on a firmer path of expansion

  164. Conference Board Economics Watch® China View

    25 February, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    China’s strong growth continues but inflation fears are sparking monetary policy action.

  165. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    09 February, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Can short-term economic momentum be maintained in the face of strong headwinds?

  166. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    11 January, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Stimulus will boost economic growth in 2011, but will it carry through to 2012?

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