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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.

GOP Gets Tough on TPP

Many in Japan were shocked when Republicans on Capitol Hill began castigating President Barack Obama for being too soft on Japan regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.