The Economist Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics / Edition 1by The Economist
Pub. Date: 01/10/2005
Success in today’s global business environment requires a thorough knowledge of important economic figures and a firm grasp of their meaning. Now, The Economist Guide to Economic Indicators provides you with a detailed road map of all the majorand many of the less well-knownindicators that exist worldwide. Economic indicators provide invaluable… See more details below
Success in today’s global business environment requires a thorough knowledge of important economic figures and a firm grasp of their meaning. Now, The Economist Guide to Economic Indicators provides you with a detailed road map of all the majorand many of the less well-knownindicators that exist worldwide. Economic indicators provide invaluable insights into how different economies and different markets are performing, enabling practitioners to adjust their investment strategies in order to achieve the best return. However, in order to make the right decisions, you must know how to interpret the relevant indicators. The Economist Guide to Economic Indicators enables you to readand useindicators accurately and effectively. Covering approximately 100 indicatorsincluding GDP, population, exchange rates, disposable income, public expenditure, and bond yieldsthis practical resource explains exactly what they are, why they are significant, where and when they’re published, and how reliable they are. Perhaps most importantly, the Guide shows you how to interpret these indicators correctly, providing straightforward guidelines through which you can distill such vital information as start and end points for changes, inflational influences, time frames, and yardsticks for judging future trends. Organized to highlight linkages and aid interpretation, and incorporating data for the fifteen largest industrial countries, this concise, accessible guide is essential for anyone eager to be brought up to speed on these key economic measurements.
Table of Contents
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
1. Interpreting Economic Indicators.
2. Essential Mechanics.
3. Measuring Economic Activity.
4. Growth: Trends and Cycles.
5. Population, Employment and Unemployment.
6. Fiscal Indicators.
8. Investment and Savings.
9. Industry and Commerce.
10. The Balance of Payments.
11. Exchange Rates.
12. Money and Financial Markets.
13. Prices and Wages.
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