Tag archive for ‘Pinchas Landau’
Pinchas Landau On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Sean Ferguson

– A very hoary joke tells the story of an East European Jew, just arrived in New York and not speaking a word of English, who leaves Ellis Island with a brand new name: Sean Ferguson. Asked to explain More...

Pinchas Landau On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Israel Economy: Consumer Price Index and Inflation Data for July and January-July 2014

– Bottom line: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.1% in July — but it has risen by the same amount for the seven months ending in July! For the 12-month period through July the index shows a rise More...

Pinchas Landau On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Israel Economy: Trade Data for July and January-July 2014

– Bottom line: The trade data for July contained no good news; rather there were several indications that things are getting worse. Exports continued to display weakness almost across the board, while More...

Pinchas Landau On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Israel Economy: GDP Data for Q2 and for H1 (First-Half) of 2014

– Bottom line: The pace of economic expansion, as measured by the GDP data, fell to an annualized rate of 1.7% in the second quarter. The 2.5% rate of growth for the first half of 2014 reflects the More...

Pinchas Landau On Saturday, August 9th, 2014

The Threats Multiply

– Whilst you were understandably busy with local developments, the world carried on spinning — increasingly out of control. Anyone who follows the global financial markets will be aware that they are More...

Pinchas Landau On Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Maison Malaise

– I mentioned last week that most people in the world, and virtually everyone in Europe, is far more focused on and concerned about the crisis between ‘the West’ –  meaning the US and EU – More...

Pinchas Landau On Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Israel : Budget Data for June and Year-To-Date

– Bottom line: The budget data for June showed a deterioration, for the first time this year. The problem is concentrated on the revenue side and may be a temporary phenomenon, but the latest numbers More...

Pinchas Landau On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Revised GDP Estimates for Q1 2014

– Bottom line: The second estimate of GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014 was revised sharply upwards, to an annualized rate of 2.7%, from 2.1% initially. Every component of GDP, except investments, More...

Pinchas Landau On Friday, June 27th, 2014

Rehypothecation

– Frankly, I don’t expect many readers to be familiar with the term above, let alone to know what it means. So let’s begin by turning to the fount of all knowledge in our age — Wikipedia. Here More...

Pinchas Landau On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

More Disconnect

– The latest meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) — which determines the monetary policy of the United States and fixes short-term interest rates — ended on Wednesday More...

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