Could German Inflation Help the Euro Area to Rebalance?

Euro-area data have surprised on the upside in the opening weeks of 2012. This is particularly true in Germany, where there has been a strong bounce in key cyclical indicators and genuine signs of expansion. But could Germany be getting too much of a good thing?

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Big Data, Big Opportunity

A “big data” revolution is under way, transforming the volume and nature of data generated throughout the economy. This trend—driven by the data-intensive nature of innovations such as social networking—is highly disruptive to the tech sector, creating fresh challenges and opportunities for investors, as my colleague Chris Toub explains below.

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