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ITR Experts Say: Keep an Eye on Japan

Japan’s population declined for the eighth straight year in 2018, an unfortunate truth confirmed by the country's Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry in its annual ...
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ITR Experts Say: Why Rates-of-Change?

As economists, our conversations with colleagues, friends, and even total strangers often yield a plethora of interesting questions, from “Who owns the national debt?” to “What ...
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ITR Experts Say: Who Owns the US National Debt?

Direct liabilities of the United States government are often referred to as the "national debt." There are a variety of terms used to refer to the national debt, such as the ...
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ITR Experts Say: Bond Market Raises Red Flags

Last week, the bond market flashed several key warning signs typically associated with worsening economic outcomes. These negative signals corroborate our expectation for ...
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ITR Experts Say: Brexit Breaking Down Near the Finish Line

At the time of this writing, it appears that United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May will be unable to pass her Brexit deal through Parliament prior to the March 29 deadline ...
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ITR Experts Say: No Rate Hikes This Year?

Inflationary pressures had a significant impact on business profitability in 2018. A tight labor market drove wages higher, and regulatory changes contributed to double-digit ...
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