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1 HOUR AGO - Zero Hedge

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The Age Of Stagnation (Or Something Much Worse)

Excerpted from Satyajit Das' new book "The Age Of Stagnation", If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only . . . wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. C.S. Lewis The world is entering a period of stagnation, the new ...

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FEB 13, 2016 - Business Insider

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Here's why Morgan Stanley's trading head decided to cut 25% of his fixed-income staff last year (MS)

Morgan Stanley took a knife to its fixed-income business late last year. The bank cut 25% of its workforce in that department, replaced its leadership, cut bonuses, and slashed the assets it tied up in the business. At its earnings report in January, the bank delivered a brutal assessment of the business, saying in a presentation: "Failed to meet objective: ...

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FEB 13, 2016 - Zero Hedge

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"A Market Collapse Is On The Horizon"

Submitted by Gail Tverberg via OilPrice.com, What is ahead for 2016? Most people don’t realize how tightly the following are linked: 1. Growth in debt2. Growth in the economy3. Growth in cheap-to-extract energy supplies4. Inflation in the cost of producing commodities5. Growth in asset prices, such as the price of shares of stock and of farmland6. Growth in wages of ...

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FEB 13, 2016 - Forbes

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Facebook Is The Reason For The Productivity Slowdown, No, Really

One of the big current economic questions is where the heck has all the economic growth gone? We can see that society is changing rapidly around us, we can do things today for near nothing that none of us could do for near any price only a decade ago. This is supposedly the very meat and drink of economic growth. ...

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FEB 13, 2016 - McKinsey Quarterly

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Lean Russia: Sustaining economic growth through improved productivity

Labor productivity in Russia remains low, but improvements have been promising. In five sectors—steel, retail, retail banking, electric power, and residential construction—productivity stands now on average at 26 percent of US levels in 2007.

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