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GMI: Global - Trading conditions 56.8 Positive
GMI: Global - Marketing Index 54.4 Positive
GMI: Global - Staffing 53.3 Positive
GMI: Global - Marketing budgets 53.1 Positive
SMI: Africa - SMI 56.0 Positive
SMI: Africa - Market Growth 55.1 Positive
SMI: Africa - Prices Charged 54.5 Falling
SMI: Africa - Staffing Levels 51.1 Stable
SMI: Africa - Business Confidence 66.4 Positive
SMI: Africa - New Sales 53.1 Positive
SMI: China - SMI 55.5 Positive
SMI: China - Prices Charged 51.1 Stable
SMI: China - Staffing Levels 51.5 Stable
SMI: China - Business Confidence 59.3 Positive
SMI: China - Market Growth 57.3 Positive
SMI: China - New Sales 58.3 Positive
SMI: USA - SMI 60.8 Positive
SMI: USA - Business Confidence 68.8 Positive
SMI: USA - Staffing Levels 56.1 Positive
SMI: USA - Market Growth 62.3 Positive
SMI: USA - New Sales 60.4 Positive
SMI: USA - Prices Charged 56.4 Falling
GPI: Global - Gas Price Index 116.2 Falling
GPI: United States 127.7 Rising
GPI: China 101.2 Rising
GPI: Japan 125.8 Rising
GPI: India 117.3 Falling
GPI: Germany 106.7 Falling
GPI: United Kingdom 107.1 Stable
GPI: Russia 130.4 Falling
GPI: France 109.9 Rising
GPI: Brazil 105.4 Falling
GPI: Italy 130.3 Rising
HPI: Global - Hospitality Index 104.2 Falling
HPI: United States 99.0 Falling
HPI: China 84.0 Falling
HPI: Japan 96.7 Falling
HPI: India 104.8 Falling
HPI: Germany 140.5 Falling
HPI: United Kingdom 110.7 Rising
HPI: Russia 97.9 Rising
HPI: France 107.5 Falling
HPI: Brazil 129.4 Falling
HPI: Italy 70.9 Falling
CFPI: Global - Cost of Fun Index 95.2 Falling
CFPI: United States 85.8 Falling
CFPI: China 94.6 Rising
CFPI: Japan 93.2 Falling
CFPI: India 108.0 Rising
CFPI: Germany 98.5 Falling
CFPI: United Kingdom 97.4 Falling
CFPI: Russia 112.8 Rising
CFPI: France 100.7 Falling
CFPI: Brazil 74.4 Falling
CFPI: Italy 87.0 Falling
DPI: Global - Durables Price Index 89.6 Falling
DPI: United States 86.2 Falling
DPI: China 91.5 Falling
DPI: Japan 72.7 Falling
DPI: India 98.9 Falling
DPI: Germany 112.6 Falling
DPI: United Kingdom 82.9 Falling
DPI: Russia 83.9 Falling
DPI: France 98.9 Rising
DPI: Brazil 72.3 Rising
DPI: Italy 96.3 Falling
WPI: China 5.6 Falling
WPI: Japan 115.7 Falling
WPI: India 0.8 Stable
WPI: Germany 39.8 Stable
WPI: United Kingdom 0.7 Stable
WPI: Russia 1.0 Stable
WPI: France 36.4 Rising
WPI: Brazil 0.8 Stable
WPI: Italy 3.0 Rising
WPI: Argentina 10.1 Falling
WPI: Mexico 11.7 Stable
WPI: South Korea 1239.3 Rising
WPI: Canada 1.2 Stable
WPI: Spain 0.9 Stable
WPI: Turkey 1.9 Rising
FPI: Global - Food Price Index 104.29 Falling
FPI: United States 95.09 Rising
FPI: China 114.29 Rising
FPI: Japan 75.01 Rising
FPI: India 107.3 Rising
FPI: Germany 130.48 Falling
FPI: United Kingdom 92.58 Falling
FPI: Russia 106.53 Rising
FPI: France 102.63 Falling
FPI: Brazil 123.67 Falling
FPI: Italy 95.3 Falling
SMI: NAFTA - SMI 60.3 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Future Confidence 68.6 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Market Growth 63.9 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Staffing Levels 55.8 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Prices Charged 53.9 Falling
SMI: NAFTA - New Sales 59.6 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - SMI 59.0 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Confidence 64.1 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Market Growth 60.4 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Staffing Levels 54.9 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - New Sales 60.7 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Prices Charged 54.8 Falling
SMI: Americas - SMI 59.2 Positive
SMI: Americas - Prices Charged 57.9 Falling
SMI: Americas - Staffing Levels 55.0 Positive
SMI: Americas - Market Growth 60.2 Positive
SMI: Americas - Future Confidence 63.3 Positive
SMI: Americas - New Sales 59.3 Positive
SMI: Asia - SMI 60.3 Positive
SMI: Asia - Market Growth 61.4 Positive
SMI: Asia - Staffing Levels 55.6 Positive
SMI: Asia - Prices Charged 52.4 Falling
SMI: Asia - New Sales 62.0 Positive
SMI: Asia - Future Confidence 69.9 Positive
SMI: Global - SMI 60.0 Positive
SMI: Global - Market Growth 61.7 Positive
SMI: Global - Future Confidence 65.8 Positive
SMI: Global - New Sales 60.7 Positive
SMI: Global - Staffing Levels 55.6 Positive
SMI: Global - Prices Charged 56.5 Falling
SMI: Global - Man - SMI 59.6 Positive
SMI: Global - Man - Prices 54.5 Positive
SMI: Global - Man - Market 62.3 Positive
SMI: Global - Man - Sales 59.8 Positive
SMI: Global - Man - Staffing 55.9 Positive
SMI: Global - Man - Confidence 65.6 Positive
SMI: Global - Non-Man - SMI 60.2 Positive
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Prices 57.4 Positive
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Sales 61.2 Positive
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Confidence 65.8 Positive
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Staffing 55.4 Positive
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Market 61.3 Positive
SMI: Philippines - SMI 82.5 Positive
SMI: Philippines - Prices Charged 65.1 Falling
SMI: Philippines - Market Growth 90.3 Positive
SMI: Philippines - New Sales 79.5 Positive
SMI: Philippines - Staffing Levels 77.9 Positive
SMI: Philippines - Confidence 99.7 Positive
SMI: Mexico - SMI 57.4 Positive
SMI: Mexico - Prices Charged 51.4 Stable
SMI: Mexico - New Sales 54.5 Positive
SMI: Mexico - Business Confidence 59.9 Positive
SMI: Mexico - Market Growth 69.7 Positive
SMI: Mexico - Staffing Levels 51.6 Stable
SMI: Nigeria - SMI 68.0 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - Business Confidence 90.9 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - Staffing Levels 56.6 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - New Sales 66.0 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - Market Growth 72.6 Positive
SMI: Nigeria - Prices Charged 53.9 Falling
SMI: India - SMI 67.7 Positive
SMI: India - Business Confidence 91.7 Positive
SMI: India - Market Growth 65.3 Positive
SMI: India - Staffing Levels 60.2 Positive
SMI: India - New Sales 68.6 Positive
SMI: India - Prices Charged 52.9 Falling
SMI: LatAm - SMI 57.1 Positive
SMI: LatAm - Prices Charged 63.8 Falling
SMI: LatAm - Market Growth 60.1 Positive
SMI: LatAm - Business Confidence 48.2 Negative
SMI: LatAm - Staffing Levels 55.1 Positive
SMI: LatAm - New Sales 58.4 Positive
SMI: Mongolia - SMI 45.0 Negative
SMI: Mongolia - Prices Charged 55.9 Falling
SMI: Mongolia - New Sales 42.5 Negative
SMI: Mongolia - Future Confidence 40.1 Negative
SMI: Mongolia - Market Growth 41.7 Negative
SMI: Mongolia - Staffing Levels 44.8 Negative
GMI: Global - Marketing Index 56.6 Positive
GMI: Global - Trading conditions 59.2 Positive
GMI: Global - Marketing budgets 53.2 Positive
GMI: Global - Staffing 57.6 Positive
SMI: Africa - SMI 55.2 Positive
SMI: Africa - Prices Charged 52.4 Falling
SMI: Africa - New Sales 52.5 Positive
SMI: Africa - Staffing Levels 51.1 Stable
SMI: Africa - Market Growth 54.7 Positive
SMI: Africa - Business Confidence 65.1 Positive
SMI: China - SMI 56.1 Positive
SMI: China - Prices Charged 51.1 Stable
SMI: China - New Sales 58.4 Positive
SMI: China - Staffing Levels 52.6 Positive
SMI: China - Business Confidence 60.2 Positive
SMI: China - Market Growth 58.5 Positive
SMI: USA - SMI 60.8 Positive
SMI: USA - Market Growth 62.2 Positive
SMI: USA - Business Confidence 70.5 Positive
SMI: USA - Staffing Levels 54.9 Positive
SMI: USA - Prices Charged 56.0 Falling
SMI: USA - New Sales 60.4 Positive
HPI: Global - Hospitality Index 105.3 Falling
HPI: United States 100.3 Rising
HPI: China 86.8 Falling
HPI: Japan 97.5 Falling
HPI: India 110.8 Falling
HPI: Germany 142.0 Rising
HPI: United Kingdom 106.6 Falling
HPI: Russia 95.2 Falling
HPI: France 108.6 Falling
HPI: Brazil 130.0 Rising
HPI: Italy 75.4 Falling
CFPI: Global - Cost of Fun Index 95.3 Falling
CFPI: United States 89.1 Falling
CFPI: China 94.3 Rising
CFPI: Japan 94.2 Falling
CFPI: India 104.5 Falling
CFPI: Germany 98.8 Rising
CFPI: United Kingdom 97.9 Falling
CFPI: Russia 110.7 Rising
CFPI: France 100.8 Falling
CFPI: Brazil 75.5 Falling
CFPI: Italy 87.2 Rising
DPI: Global - Durables Price Index 91.3 Falling
DPI: United States 89.1 Falling
DPI: China 94.0 Falling
DPI: Japan 73.6 Falling
DPI: India 99.0 Falling
DPI: Germany 113.5 Rising
DPI: United Kingdom 85.5 Falling
DPI: Russia 86.0 Falling
DPI: France 97.8 Rising
DPI: Brazil 71.4 Falling
DPI: Italy 102.9 Falling
WPI: China 5.8 Stable
WPI: Japan 117.1 Rising
WPI: India 0.8 Stable
WPI: Germany 39.8 Falling
WPI: United Kingdom 0.7 Stable
WPI: Russia 1.0 Stable
WPI: France 35.4 Rising
WPI: Brazil 0.8 Stable
WPI: Italy 2.9 Stable
WPI: Argentina 10.4 Rising
WPI: Mexico 11.7 Falling
WPI: South Korea 1231.3 Rising
WPI: Canada 1.2 Stable
WPI: Spain 0.9 Stable
WPI: Turkey 1.8 Stable
FPI: Global - Food Price Index 104.94 Falling
FPI: United States 94.87 Rising
FPI: China 111.78 Rising
FPI: Japan 74.74 Rising
FPI: India 107.21 Rising
FPI: Germany 132.55 Falling
FPI: United Kingdom 94.43 Falling
FPI: Russia 106.05 Rising
FPI: France 102.98 Rising
FPI: Brazil 128.66 Falling
FPI: Italy 96.1 Falling
SMI: NAFTA - SMI 60.9 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - New Sales 60.2 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Prices Charged 54.6 Falling
SMI: NAFTA - Staffing Levels 55.9 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Future Confidence 69.4 Positive
SMI: NAFTA - Market Growth 64.3 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - SMI 59.5 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Prices Charged 55.1 Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Staffing Levels 55.7 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - New Sales 60.9 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Market Growth 60.7 Positive
SMI: Growth Conts. - Confidence 65.3 Positive
SMI: Americas - SMI 59.8 Positive
SMI: Americas - New Sales 59.8 Positive
SMI: Americas - Staffing Levels 54.7 Positive
SMI: Americas - Prices Charged 56.0 Falling
SMI: Americas - Future Confidence 65.8 Positive
SMI: Americas - Market Growth 62.5 Positive
SMI: Asia - SMI 60.4 Positive
SMI: Asia - Prices Charged 52.8 Falling
SMI: Asia - Market Growth 61.1 Positive
SMI: Asia - Staffing Levels 56.9 Positive
SMI: Asia - New Sales 61.8 Positive
SMI: Asia - Future Confidence 69.4 Positive

Global Data Releases

The World Price Index

  August 2014
World Price Index
The WPI provides a monthly index of PPP exchange rates against the US Dollar across the world’s 15 largest economies.
World Economics:  Global Marketing Index   AUGUST 2014
Global Marketing Index
Headline GMI decreased by 2.2 points in August and down 0.9 points year-on-year to 54.4. 

World Economics:  Global Marketing Index   ANNUAL UPDATE: 2013
World Markets of Tomorrow
Making very modest assumptions about economic growth, the world in 2050 becomes visible in outline, with profound implications.
Global Growth Monitor


  annual update: 2014
Global Growth Tracker
World Economics research shows that the global economy grew for 51 out of the past 52 years. The World Economy grew at 3.8% per year between 1961-2013.
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Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Africa

  August 2014
Africa
The SMI registered 56.0 in August, up 0.8 from July. Most of the indicators rose after several months of decline, with the exception being Staffing Levels.   

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas
  July 2014
Americas
This Index brings together the collective wisdom of Sales Managers throughout the entire continent of The Americas to produce the earliest and only source of understanding about what’s really happening throughout the continents.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  July 2014
Asia
Confidence among Sales Managers remains high; meaning business conditions are to remain positive in the coming months for economic development.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  JUly 2014
Growth Continents
The Headline Index is designed to reflect overall economic growth, bringing together the average movement of Confidence, Market Expansion, Product Sales, Prices Charged and the Staffing Indices.
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  JUly 2014
Latin America 
The Index registered 57.1 in July, down by 2.1 on June, indicating that economic activity in the region continues to grow albeit at a slower pace compared to previous months. 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  JULY 2014
NAFTA
The composite NAFTA Sales Managers’ Index is the best source of understanding about what’s really happening throughout the entire trading bloc.

The Sales Managers' Index Archive


  August 2014
All Countries and Regions
The full archive of Sales Managers' Indexes cover: Africa, Americas, Asia, Growth Continents, Latin America, NAFTA along with the United States, China, India and Mongolia. 


Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: China


  AUGUST 2014
The Sales Managers' Index: China
The China Index brings together the collective wisdom of Sales Managers throughout China. The earliest source of understanding about what’s really happening in the China.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: India


  JULY 2014
The Sales Managers' Index: India
The Index suggests that the Indian economy has been gaining momentum over the past six months. The Index rose to 67.7 in July from 66.0 in June, indicating that the Indian economy is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico


  July 2014
The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico
The Sales Managers’ Indexes, taken as a whole, show that the Mexican economy remains strong and increased at a steady pace in July.
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia


  JULY 2014
The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia
The July Headline Index value of 45.0 indicates that the economy continues to contract at an increasing rate. Business Confidence is now at a 7 month low.

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria


  JUly 2014
The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria
The only available monthly economic indicator which covers all sectors of the Nigerian economy. The Indexes taken as a whole, show that economic growth in Nigeria was rapid and broad based in July 2014.

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Philippines


  July 2014
The Sales Managers' Index: Philippines
The Sales Managers’ Indexes, taken as a whole, show that economic growth in Philippines has been very strong. The headline SMI at 82.5 is congruent with strong development. 

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: United States


  AUGUST 2014
The Sales Managers' Index: United States
The SMI Headline Index registered a value of 60.8 in August, unchanged from its value in July. Sector analysis shows that the manufacturing sector expanded by 0.1 as services remained unchanged on July.

Growth Trackers

China   AUGUST 2014
China’s economy grew at an annual rate of 7.5% in Q2 2014, up from 7.4% in the previous quarter. Composite indicators signalled strong economic activity, with the Sales Managers’ Index at 56.1 in July.
Commonwealth    May 2013
The World Economics Commonwealth Growth Monitor contrasts the accelerating economic growth of the Commonwealth, with the 5 decade long decline in the rate of growth of the EU.
Eurozone    AUGUST 2014
Consumer confidence has remained weak, with the Eurostat consumer confidence index falling to -8.4 in July. The jobless rate dropped to 11.5% in June from 11.6% in May, the lowest rate since September 2012.
India    AUGUST 2014
Consumer indexes remained strong, with the Nielsen Global Consumer Index rising to 133 in Q2 and domestic demand continued to increase with car sales jumping to 14.76% year-over-year.
United States    AUGUST 2014
U.S. real GDP increased at a annual rate of 4.0% in Q2 2014 compared to -2.1 in Q1 whilst payroll data show 209,000 jobs were added to the economy in July compared to 149,000 in 2013.






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Classic Papers from the Archive



  What do Economists Know?
Economists can be confident about quite a lot of what they do think they know, even when they are disbelieved by large parts of the public not to mention political leaders and policy makers. Sir Alan Budd revisits some fundamentals.


  How to Tackle Poverty
This article argues that, beyond the headline-grabbing generalities, development economists are building up a detailed body of empirical evidence specific to individual countries which will shape more effective policy interventions in the years ahead.


  The Economics of Epidemics
An analysis of the economic implications of the Great Plague in the fourteenth century, the 1918–19 influenza epidemic, the HIV/AIDS curse and SARS to demonstrate the short- and long-term effects of different kinds of epidemics.


  The Value of Vaccination
Despite advances during the twentieth century, immunization coverage is far from universal and faces significant obstacles in both developing and developed countries. The paper shows that the economic effects via improved health - have been underestimated, thereby causing the rate of return to be underestimated.



  How Many Wildebeest do You Need?
A close look at the Wildlife Act, by pandering to the welfare lobby, the act removes all remaining incentives for communities and landowners to keep wildlife on their land.


  The Economics of Copyright
A review of the economic issues behind copyright and how these are challenged by changes in technology and market structure


  The Case for Narrow Banking
The paper argues that regulatory reform should emphasise systemic resilience and robustness, not more detailed behaviour prescription.
 


  The Costs of Violent Crime
A review of a number of studies that have sought to estimate the economic costs of criminal offending and, more specifically, violent crime.


  An Economic Analysis of the Mafia
This paper reviews the current economic thinking on the Mafia phenomenon and distinguishes the Mafia from ordinary criminal gangs by the desire of the exclusive right to commit criminal acts.



  Weapons Exports - The Bogus Moral Dilemma
Samuel Brittan argues that "unaffordable" ethical arms exports arise from a failure to understand the circular flow of income, the fallacy of a "lump of labour" and a long discredited mercantilist view of trade.


  Measuring Global Drug Markets
The continuing demand for measures of the size of global drug revenues has produced a supply of numbers that consistently overstate international financial flows. This paper shows that, rather than $500 billion, the annual figure in trade terms may be about $25 billion.




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