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Economic Activity

An act that requires use of resources or time. Examples include buying a stock or making a product to sell. The level of economic activity throughout an economy can be measured in a number of ways, with perhaps the most common being GDP.

economic activity

The production and distribution of goods and services at all levels. Economic activity and expected future levels of it have an important influence on security prices because of the interrelationship between economic activity and corporate profits, inflation, interest rates, and other variables. One frequently used measure of economic activity is the gross domestic product.
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Presenting the winter economic forecast he noted that GDP in the EU is now "bottoming out and we expect economic activity to gradually accelerate.
The report said that in Brazil there is "a more moderate pick-up in economic activity than in last month's assessment".
30 which said economic activity increased ''at a slow to moderate pace'' in 11 of the 12 districts, while the St.
6 million, distributed by economic activity as follows: industrial activities: 36.
18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comerica Bank Chief Economist Dana Johnson today unveiled a new monthly economic index that tracks current trends in the Texas economy, the Comerica Texas Economic Activity Index.
Chapter three includes 16 tables on the general economic indicators, and the GDP according to economic activity data, registered imports and exports, gross account, total gross capital formation amongst others.
But another source can give us an idea, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's state coincident indexes, which measure real-time changes in state economic activity.
ONE OF THOSE ZOGBY POLLS released last week showed that Americans, looking at how to "climb out of an economic hole," favor lower taxes on the private business sector over tax-funded programs by the federal government to stimulate economic activity.
Summary: Libya: The Economic Activity Committee started its meeting in Tripoli to review the legislations concerning the economic activity.
Nearly all Districts reported that housing market conditions continued to soften, though several noted that activity increased in some markets," the Fed stated in last week's beige book, a report on economic activity that is issued eight times annually.
By taking a breather, the Fed would have time to assess the toll on economic activity and inflation of its 17 rate increases since 2004, according to minutes of the Fed's Aug.