US consumer spending ends 2022 on weaker grounds; slowing inflation

Consumer spending fell 0.2% in December personal income increases by 0.2%; The savings rate rose to 3.4%. Core PCE price index rose 0.3%; 4.4% increase year on year WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending fell for the second straight month in December, putting the economy on a lower growth path heading into 2023, while inflation … Read more

China’s population is declining for the first time since 1961, highlighting the demographic crisis

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s population declined last year for the first time in six decades, a historic shift that is expected to mark the start of a long period of declining population numbers with profound repercussions for its economy. and the world. The decline, the worst since 1961, the last year of the great … Read more