France 2018 outlook: cautiously optimistic

By Guest contributor Anna Råman, Independent Economist, annaraman@hotmail.com   The French growth prospects for 2018 are solid and we expect GDP growth of 1.9%, up from 1.8% in 2017.  Exports have gained pace this year and investments are favoured by solid external and domestic demand, easy financing conditions, optimism ahead of major corporate tax cuts…

Upset in Alabama

When pigs fly, hell freezes over, and Democrats win in Alabama…   Democrat Doug Jones won yesterday’s special Senate election in deep-red Alabama by 50-48% over controversial Republican Roy Moore. Jones not only won big among black voters and in the big cities, but also flipped more rural and especially suburban counties. The turnout among…