The U.S. economy witnessed in the months of April its trade deficit widen due to fall in exports and also imports fell to a certain degree. The gap is now 0.6% to 40.3 million dollars. This is the highest since December 2008 and is a matter of concern for the policy makers.
But the good news came from shipping statistics which showed that shipments remained at their 2nd highest levels, this even after low demand for pharmaceuticals, generators and other food crops. The amount of exports and imports is predicted to grow in march but still its contributions to the growth of the economy will be minimal.
The U.S. stocks rose as good news spread in Asia about the economic recovery at the global level. The shares rally was seen in the Standard & poor index. But the worst part is the bad hiring spree is continuing by companies and till the hiring does not start, the economy is not going to better.
Many companies have yet to feel the impact of the European debt crisis and the effect of the increased gain of the dollar against the euro has been felt a little.