International Trade and Investment

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The U.S. Dollar and International Economic Conditions

FMI's analysis on end-of-month international economic data.

TOE Alert: Some Real Momementum on TPP Raises Likelihood of Conclusion, But Still Uphill Climb

Richard discusses the likelihood of the U.S. and Japan reach the TPP pact this year.

Data Round-Up: Trade a Neutral Factor for 14Q4 GDP; FMI Tracking +3% Real Growth

FMI’s analysis of this morning’s November International Trade results.

Data Round-Up: Trade Revisions to Reduce 14Q3 GDP by Almost a Half-Percent

FMI’s analyses of this morning’s September International Trade report and October Vehicle Sales results.

FMI November 2014 Economic and Investment Outlook

FMI's complete November 2014 Economic & Investment Outlook.

The U.S. Dollar and International Economic Conditions

FMI's comparative analysis of the key economic indicators between the U.S. and other lcountries/regions.

Aren't We Friends Anymore? - Part 1

Congressional Republicans taking tougher line on Japan vis-à-vis trade/TPP than does Obama.

Aren't We Friends Anymore? - Part 2

In the next installments of this series, Richard Katz will lay out a scenario of what would be required to get TPP through Congress and a discussion of whether those conditions are being met.

Aren't We Friends Anymore? - Part 3

In thinking through a path by which the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be ratified by Congress, here is the only scenario we—or others we have consulted—can come up with.

Aren't We Friends Anymore - Part 4

Republicans say Obama has failed to show leadership in conducting private negotiations and lobbying with Republicans and Democrats on the content of TPA, thereby making it harder to get a TPA done in time.