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Spain Marks Year of Recovery in Economy Hooked on Exports
As Spain looks to enter a second year of recovery, Mariano Rajoy's repair job on the euro region's fourth-biggest economy might only be half done.
July 21, 2014 – Bloomberg

Brics nations to create $100bn development bank
The leaders of the five Brics countries have signed a deal to create a new $100bn (58.3bn) development bank and emergency reserve fund.
July 15, 2014 – BBC News

Pace of Global Economy Picks Up Slightly in June
The global economy improved slightly in June, showing some signs of stabilization from weaknesses in prior months.
July 14, 2014 – Natioanal Association of Manufacturers

Lagarde Hints at Global Forecast Cut Even as U.S. Rebounds
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde signaled a cut in the institution's global growth forecasts, saying investment is still weak and that risks remain in the U.S. even as its rebound accelerates.
July 6, 2014 – Bloomberg

Japan May data show economy slowing but resilient
Japan's economy is slowing following a sales tax hike but not as badly as some economists feared, according to two business surveys released Tuesday.
June 30, 2014 – AP

China factory activity hits multi-month highs, economy steadying
China's factory activity hit multi-month highs in June, official and private surveys showed, reinforcing signs that the world's second-largest economy is steadying as the government steps up policy support.
June 30, 2014 – REuters

Premier Li says China's economy won't suffer hard landing
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that China's economy would not suffer a hard landing and would continue to grow at a medium to high pace in the long term without strong stimulus.
June 18, 2014 – Reuters

World Bank Lowers Prediction for Global GDP Growth
Global growth has been slower than desired in the early months of 2014. Much of that stems from softer growth in the first half of this year in the United States and decelerated activity in the emerging markets.
June 17, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

China ramps up spending to spur economy, central bank sees stable policy
China's central bank said on Wednesday it will keep monetary policy steady in 2014, even as the finance ministry said fiscal spending had surged nearly 25 percent in May from a year earlier, highlighting government efforts to energize the slowing economy.
June 11, 2014 – Yahoo

UK industrial output rises at fastest annual pace since 2011
Output rose by 3% in April from a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, the fastest annual rate since January 2011. The narrower measure of manufacturing output rose 4.4% year-on-year, the fastest pace since February 2011.
June 10, 2014 – BBC News

World Bank lowers growth forecast for developing world
The World Bank has revised down its forecast for economic growth in the developing world this year - from 5.3% down to 4.8%. If right, it would be the third consecutive year of growth below 5% for this group of countries. The Bank says that developing nations need to make economic reforms to promote growth.
June 10, 2014 – BBC News

German economy sends mixed signals in April
German industrial production edged up by a smaller-than-expected 0.2 percent in April, but the country's trade surplus widened as exports rebounded and the country's central bank on Friday raised its growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy.
June 6, 2014 – AP

China May data to show economy still wobbly
Stronger foreign and domestic demand probably helped to stabilize China's economy in May, boosting growth in exports, factory production and retail sales, a Reuters poll showed.
June 4, 2014 – Reuters

Is the 'Golden Age' for Multinationals in China Over?
Are the good times over? That's the question being asked by multinationals in China, according to a new survey of 552 companies released yesterday by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, together with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
May 30, 2014 – Bloomberg

China manufacturing rebounds to 5-month high
China's manufacturing contraction eased in May, suggesting the slowdown in the world's second biggest economy is stabilizing.
May 27, 2014 – Washington Post

World economy to strengthen as job growth remains 'stubborn' - UN report
The global economy is expected to strengthen over the next two years, despite a downgrade of growth prospects for some developing countries and transition economies, and "stubbornly slow" job growth, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 mid-year update launched today in New York.
May 21, 2014 – UN News Centre

China manufacturing growth slows in April
China has released weaker-than-expected manufacturing data, reinforcing concerns the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.
May 13, 2014 – BBC News

Global Economy Expanding, but Weaknesses Persist
The global economy continues to expand, boosted by strengths in North America and Europe. Yet, there are also notable weaknesses, particularly in Asia and South America, where growth is decelerating.
May 9, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

China manufacturing activity ticks up in April but still contracts
China's manufacturing downturn eased slightly in April as declines in new orders and output slowed, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, though factory activity showed an overall contraction for the fourth straight month.
April 23, 2014 – Reuters

Japan's trade deficit quadruples in March
Japan's trade deficit quadrupled in March as export growth slowed and energy imports continued to rise.
April 20, 2014 – BBC News

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