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During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.

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  • Jun 27 2011

    Spring 2011 Jobs Growth as Good as it Gets

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan outlines how the cyclical slowdown that will weigh on jobs growth in coming months. More

  • Jun 26 2011

    Is the U.S. Still Leading the World?

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan talks with Anthony Mason about the continuing global leadership of the American economy. More

  • Jun 26 2011

    Economic Slowdown More than a Soft-Patch

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan talks with Anthony Mason about a new slowdown in U.S. economic growth (not a temporary soft-patch) in the context of a global industrial slowdown. More

  • Jun 26 2011

    Job Challenges Predated the Great Recession

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan talks with Anthony Mason about how the structural shifts in employment predated the Great Recession. More

  • Jun 24 2011

    WLI Falls

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth dropped slightly in the latest week. More

  • Jun 17 2011

    Soft-patch not a blip

    Federal Reserve head Ben Bernanke and many analysts say the economy will emerge from its current soft patch in the second half of the year. More

  • Jun 17 2011

    WLI Rises

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth rose slightly last week. More

  • Jun 15 2011

    Don't blame slowing on Japan

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan discusses ECRI call for a global industrial slowdown. More

  • Jun 13 2011

    A Prolonged Slowdown

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan talks Simon Constable about a drawn-out slowdown ahead for the U.S. economy, including more sluggish jobs growth that could be around for months to come. More

  • Jun 10 2011

    WLI Drops

    A weekly measure of future U.S. economic growth fell to its lowest since late January. More

  • Jun 09 2011

    Mirror Image of Last Fall?

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan joined Squawk Box this morning to follow up on last month's public call for a global industrial slowdown to begin by summer. More

  • Jun 09 2011

    Squawk Box Interview

    On June 9 morning at 6:10 AM (ET) ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan will join CNBC's Squawk Box to discuss the latest developments in ECRI's earlier call More

  • Jun 03 2011

    WLI Ticks Down

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth weakened in the latest week to its lowest in four months. More

  • Jun 03 2011

    Discussing Jobs Report

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan spoke with Tom Roberts about the May jobs report in the context of a global industrial slowdown. More

  • Jun 03 2011

    U.S. FIG Drops

    U.S. inflationary pressures were lower in May, as the U.S. future inflation gauge slid to 101.0 from a revised 102.9 in April. More

  • Jun 03 2011

    EZ FIG Rises

    Inflationary pressures in the euro zone in April were back at February's 29-month high and rooted in a strong cylical upswing. More

  • Jun 02 2011

    Jobs slowdown linked to global slowdown

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan talks with Anthony Mason about how the global industrial slowdown is slowing the jobs market. More

  • Jun 02 2011

    Growth Peaking for Global Industrial Sector

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan explains how the imminent slowing of global industrial growth relates to the U.S. economy, including markets and jobs. More

  • Jun 01 2011

    New Growth Rate Cycle Peaks Determined

    Today ECRI is announcing its determination of new growth rate cycle peak dates for Canada, Mexico, Spain and Korea. More

  • May 29 2011

    Why Are Investors Buying Bonds?

    "...By this summer, industrial growth will be visibly slowing around the world, said Lakshman Achuthan, the managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, a private forecasting group. More


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