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British economy on course to be world's best performing economy
Britain is in 'poll position' to be the best performing major economy in the world after securing growth of 2.6 per cent in 2014, new figures showed today.
January 27, 2015 – Daily Mail

French Economy Struggles Amid Worsening Deflation Pressures
The French economy started the year with a sharper contraction in manufacturing and services that was compounded by companies' deteriorating pricing power.
January 23, 2015 – Bloomberg

German Economy Starts 2015 With Pick-Up Exceeding Forecasts
Germany's economy picked up momentum at the start of 2015, with demand rising for the first time in three months and employment increasing.
January 23, 2015 – Bloomberg

Chinese manufacturing weak for second consecutive month
Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector contracted for the second consecutive month, according to a preliminary survey on Friday.
January 23, 2015 – BBC News

German Economy Grew 1.5 Percent Last Year
Germany's economy grew by 1.5 percent last year, its strongest showing in three years thanks to increasingly strong spending at home and still-healthy exports, official data showed Thursday
January 15, 2015 – ABC News

World Bank cuts global economic outlook
The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 and next year due to disappointing economic prospects in the euro zone, Japan and some major emerging economies that offset the benefit of lower oil prices.
January 13, 2015 – Reuters

Deflation hits eurozone as energy prices fall
Inflation in the eurozone has turned negative, official figures have shown, with prices in December 0.2% lower than the same month a year earlier.
January 7, 2015 – BBC News

China December factory PMIs suggest economy cooling further, more stimulus expected
China's factory activity sputtered in December, underlining the challenges facing the country's manufacturers as they fight rising costs and softening demand in a cooling economy.
January 1, 2015 – Reuters

Ten Numbers That Will Tell the Story of Canada's Economy in 2015
For more than four years, one constant of Canada's economy has been the central bank's 1 percent overnight interest rate.
January 1, 2015 – Bloomberg

Brazil's Rousseff vows to tackle graft, boost economy
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff kicked off a second term, vowing to tackle corruption and revamp the economy as her government reels from a series of setbacks.
January 1, 2015 – AFP

World Bank Sees Russia's Economy Contracting in New 2015 Outlook
Russia's economy is set to shrink next year as a lower oil price takes its toll, the World Bank said in a revised outlook on the country's growth projections.
December 9, 2014 – Bloomberg

China Growth Seen Slowing From Rail to Retail as Housing Peaks
China's residential building boom is petering out, with the effects seen from slumping steel and cement prices, to electricity use, rail-freight traffic and retail sales.
December 9, 2014 – Bloomberg

Japan economy shrinks more than expected
Japan's economy shrank more than initially reported in the third quarter on declines in business investment, data showed on Monday, surprising markets and backing premier Shinzo Abe's recent decision to delay a second sales tax hike.
December 7, 2014 – Reuters

Global economy to expand at solid pace in fourth-quarter: PMI
The global economy will expand at a solid pace in the final quarter, albeit less strongly than during the summer months after inflows of new business slowed in November, a survey showed on Wednesday.
December 3, 2014 – Reuters

Sweden's Economy Expanded More Than Estimated Last Quarter
Sweden's economy expanded more than estimated last quarter as unprecedented monetary easing helped underpin business investment even as household spending stalled.
November 28, 2014 – Bloomberg

India economic growth slows to 5.3%, boosts rate cut hopes
India said Friday the economy grew 5.3 percent from July-September year-on-year, significantly slower than the previous three months, stirring hopes of interest rate cuts to boost investment.
November 28, 2014 – AFP

Brazilian GDP Probably Stalled as Levy Summoned to Fix Economy
Brazil's economy probably stagnated in the third quarter following a contraction in the first half of the year as above-target inflation and the closest election in more than a generation eroded confidence.
November 26, 2014 – Bloomberg

China manufacturing activity hits six month low
Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hit a six month low in November, a fresh survey has shown.
November 20, 2014 – BBC News

'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy
The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying.
November 17, 2014 – AP

Japan's economy dips into recession
Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
November 16, 2014 – BBC News

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