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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

China's Xi says economy shifting to lower growth
China's economy is shifting to a "new normal" of slower but more stable growth and has the resiliency to overcome any bumps in the road, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday.
November 8, 2014 – AP

Canada economy stronger than thought in first-half 2014
The Canadian economy grew at a stronger pace in the first half of the year than previously thought, revised data from Statistics Canada showed on Wednesday.
November 5, 2014 – Reuters

China Manufacturing Slows as Growth Pressures Deepen
China's manufacturing slowed further in October, as a property slump and slowdown in investment growth put the world's second-largest economy on course for the slowest full-year growth since 1990.
November 1, 2014 – Bloomberg

Russia economy slows as Ukraine crisis bites
Russia's economy ministry warned on Monday that growth slowed in the third quarter and could contract in the fourth as the fallout from the Ukraine crisis takes a further toll on the flagging economy.
October 27, 2014 – AFP

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit
Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow Wednesday, as official data showed a widening September trade deficit that puts the world's number-three economy on track to log a record annual shortfall.
October 22, 2014 – AFP

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.
October 21, 2014 – AP

U.S. to Feel China's Economic Trickle
When China does well, the U.S. does well. And new data coming Tuesday could show that the world's second-largest economy grew at the slowest pace in more than five years, so the American economy could feel the ripple-down effects from China's struggle towards solid economic footing this time, too.
October 20, 2014 – U.S. News & World Report

Canadian Economy Poised for Broad-Based Growth in 2015
The Canadian economy gained momentum through the spring and summer, and is in position to post sturdy growth in the year ahead, according to the Provincial Monitor report released today by BMO Economics.
October 16, 2014 – Yahoo Finance

German exports in sharp August fall as economy falters
German exports fell sharply in August as later school holiday schedules and uncertainty over Ukraine combined to produce the largest monthly drop in five years.
October 9, 2014 – BBC News

Battered Russian economy faces more pain over Ukraine: IMF
Russia's already battered economy will struggle to recover from the fallout of the crisis in Ukraine as uncertainty looks set to drag down growth around the former Soviet Union, the IMF warned on Tuesday.
October 7, 2014 – AFP

Brazil economy faces gloomy outlook without reforms: IMF
The Brazilian economy will likely have a mild recovery next year as electoral uncertainty fades, but still lag regional peer Mexico that should grow faster after a series of economic reforms, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
October 7, 2014 – Reuters

IMF says India economy recovered, to grow 5.6% this year
India's economy has recovered from a slump, the IMF said Tuesday as it hiked its 2014-15 growth forecast to 5.6 percent, citing better exports and investment prospects under a new right-wing government.
October 7, 2014 – Yahoo News

Japan manufacturing confidence rebounds after sales tax
Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.
September 30, 2014 – BBC News

Modi Hails India Growth Prospects Before 20,000 at Garden
India's economy is set to progress "very fast" as the government takes steps to boost growth, including easing visa rules and changing outdated laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an event in New York City.
September 29, 2014 – Bloomberg

German business confidence falls further, Ifo survey finds
Europe's largest economy has shown further signs of fragility, as a key indicator of German business confidence fell for a fifth successive month.
September 24, 2014 – BBC News

Manufacturers See Sluggish Sales Growth in International Markets
Net exports have been a drag on the U.S. economy so far through the first half of this year, with manufacturers continuing to experience sluggish sales growth in international markets.
September 12, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

China inflation data show economy losing momentum
China's consumer inflation eased in August while wholesale deflation intensified, clouding the outlook for an economy struggling to stage a convincing recovery.
September 10, 2014 – CNBC

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