Mexico GDP Growth Revised Down in Q4 Mexico GDP Growth Revised The Mexican economy advanced 0.8 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2017, rebounding from a downwardly revised 0.2 percent contraction in the previous period but below initial estimates of a 1 percent growth. Still, it was the strongest expansion in four […]
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What is a Market
Market News Gives An outlook of where the Market has Been and where It appears to be Going Attempt to Show a path in the Best Possible Direction A market is a medium that allows buyers and sellers of a specific good or service to interact in order to facilitate an exchange. This type of market may either be a physical marketplace where people come together to exchange goods and services in person, as in a bazaar or shopping center, or a virtual market wherein buyers and sellers do not interact, as in an online market.
Markets may come in the form of physical locations where transactions are made, which may exist as anything from thrift or boutique stores selling individual items to wholesale markets selling goods to other distributors. Yet, markets do not necessarily need to be a physical meeting place. Internet-based stores and auction sites are all markets in which transactions can take place entirely online and where the two parties do not ever need to physically meet. Technically speaking, a market is any medium through which two or more parties can engage in an economic transaction, even those that do not necessarily need to involve money. A market transaction may involve goods, services, information, currency or any combination of these things passing from one party to another in exchange for one of these or another combination.
Because of the reduced position of government in a free market economy, forces within the market often gain power over the economy instead. Without certain regulations, this can lead to monopolies, monopsonies, oligopolies or oligopsonies, which may distort the forces of supply and demand – and thus price as well – within the economy in question. In certain conditions, such situations may result in certain negative externalities, such as pollution and other forms of environmental degradation. Such situations may also have the additional effect of reducing the efficiency and productivity of processes within the market.
Canada Inflation Rate Slows Less than Expected Canada Inflation Rate Consumer prices in Canada increased 1.7 percent year-on-year in January of 2018, following a 1.9 percent rise in December and above market expectations of a 1.4 percent gain. Cost of transportation and shelter accounted the most for the rise in the CPI. Canada Inflation Rate […]
Nissan joins self-driving taxi club Nissan is joining the self-driving taxi club. In partnership with Japan’s DeNA, the automaker will begin public field tests of its Easy Ride service next month in Yokohama. Leaf electric cars will ferry passengers on a set route between Nissan’s (OTCPK: NSANY) headquarters and the World Porters shopping center, with […]
Boeing applies to stay in race to supply fighter jets to Canada Despite its bitter trade dispute with Canada, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has applied to stay in the race to supply Canada with 88 new fighter jets, in a deal likely worth C$15B-C$19B. Boeing, which makes the F/A-18 Super Hornet, is one of five potential […]
Snap sliding; Bears include MoffettNathanson, Kylie Jenner A redesign of Snapchat is continuing to pile up negativity, with longtime bear MoffettNathanson reiterating a Sell rating and Kylie Jenner tweeting: “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore?” Shares of the messaging app tumbled over 6% yesterday in response, erasing $1.7B in market value. Meanwhile, Evan […]