Jobs Growth Accelerates in the Western U.S.



The Western region is leading the United States in job growth, benefiting from a strengthening housing market and bustling energy and technology sectors, according to IHS Global Insight. Seven of the 10 states with the fastest growing job markets this year are expected to be in the west.

Housing Recovery To Pick Up Speed in 2013



The next twelve months should see yet more improvements in the nation’s housing markets, propelled by record-breaking low mortgage rates and improving unemployment statistics, according to several real estate experts.

Rural US States Staging a Recovery



Although the national housing market is still treading water, rural states appear to be faring a little better, according to economic forecasters.   Certain states such as Alaska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota have economies which are dependent on sectors which are performing more strongly, such as energy, agriculture or industry. Although house prices […]

Higher prices in April, but can it last?



Home prices in the US rose by 0.7% in April, up from March, according to the latest Standard & Poor/Case-Shiller price index, but even though this is great news there are doubts about its sustainability.   It is the first time in eight months that prices have increased, and S&P feels it may be due […]

Greek Banks Face up to Challenge of Selling State Property



Greek banks face a massive task as the country has promised to raise €35 billion through the sale of state property by 2015 to avoid defaulting on its debts. However the banks charged with the sale have a difficult job ahead. All in all, nine domestic banks are advising the government, and must examine each […]

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