International Economy / Markets Articles
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
UK industrial output sees biggest rise for six months
UK industrial output saw its biggest monthly rise in six months in July as electricity generation increased, official figures show.
Industrial output rose by 0.5% in July after a 0.3% rise in June, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
September 9, 2014 – BBC News
German manufacturing sector investing in more advanced technologies
German mechanical engineering has long been at the heart of the country's economy and is renowned for its innovation, performance and reliability. The latest VDMA figures show that the industry generates around 30% of the country's GDP and employs over 1 million people in approximately 6,000 companies.
September 8, 2014 – OEM Off-Highway
German industrial production jumped 1.9% in July
German industry has posted its strongest month in almost two and a half years. The Economy Ministry said industrial production was up 1.9% in July, lifted by an increase in manufacturing and construction output.
September 5, 2014 – BBC News
British economy slows a touch in August
Britain's economy slowed in the three months to August, adding to expectations that the strong pace of recovery will lose a bit of its momentum in the second half of the year, one of Britain's business lobby groups said on Thursday.
September 3, 2014 – Reuters
Economy grows but transition is fragile
Australia's economy is slowly shifting from its dependence on mining-led growth, but its recovery remains fragile.
September 3, 2014 – Yahoo Finance
France's economy minister slams German austerity measures
French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer "be pushed around" by the EU's economic powerhouse.
August 23, 2014 – AFP
Japan exports growth fuels recovery hopes
Japanese exports showed a surprise rise in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
August 20, 2014 – BBC News