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."
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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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.