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Friday, March 5, 2021

Economy

    China Set an Economic Growth Target of ‘Above 6%’ for 2021

    Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang announced on Friday that China has set an economic growth target of ‘above 6 percent’ for 2021. "As a...

    Futures Slump as Private Sector Jobs Report ‘Sluggish’ Pace

    Futures for all three major US indexes began a decline following news that private-sector job growth was "sluggish" for the month of February. Dow futures...

    Consumer Spending Rises 2.4 Percent After Government Stimulus

    Consumer spending in January rose by 2.4% on the heels of government sponsored $600 stimulus checks that hoped to reignite the American economy. This jump...

    Bitcoin Value Drops 14%

    Bitcoin falls by over 14% this morning below $50,000 as cryptocurrency prices take a sharp nosedive. Bitcoin at the time of writing is down $8,102...

    Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Becomes First Female, African WTO Chief

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has appointed Nigeria's former two-time Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its seventh director-general, making her the first female and...

    Japanese Economy Contracts 4.8% in 2020

    Japan’s pandemic-hit economy is gradually recovering by an annualized growth of 12.7 percent in October-December, despite its record slump of 4.8 percent in 2020,...

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