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Friday, September 6, 2013

World econ resumes growth. At last!

This shows the weighted average PMI indices for the US, Europe, China and (since the beginning of the year) Japan.  Growth is accelerating.  For most of the last 2 years, these indices have been below 50%, indicating recession.

By slashing government expenditure and raising taxes, Europe manged to push its economy back into deep recession.  But that folly is now past.

My take on it is that growth will increase form here, for now.

[See also yesterday's piece, Fiscal Folly]

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