News: 2014-02-25

Japan
For Abenomics, 'Third Arrow' is the Hardest -- and Most Needed - Real Time Economics - WSJ
"Mr. Posen said Abenomics had correctly identified four areas as particularly ripe for reform – agriculture, labor markets, healthcare and female participation in the workforce – but needs to push more vigorously on those fronts."
 
Europe
Foreign trade drives fourth quarter German growth as domestic demand disappoints | Reuters
"Seasonally-adjusted data from the Federal Statistics Office on Tuesday confirmed an earlier flash estimate showing German gross domestic product (GDP) increased by a modest 0.4 percent on the quarter between October and December compared with 0.3 percent during the previous three months. A detailed breakdown showed domestic demand subtracted 0.7 percentage points...


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