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German construction market improves
A return to growth in the German construction sector has been indicated, according to results from the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).
March 5, 2015 – Construction Europe

India pledges infrastructure spending to help economy 'fly'
India's finance minister pledged major investment in infrastructure on Saturday, saying it was time for the economy to "fly", as he unveiled the new right-wing government's first full budget.
February 28, 2015 – AFP

German Economy Gets Boost From Consumers and Exports
Germany restored its position as Europe's economic powerhouse last quarter as domestic spending surged and trade contributed to growth.
February 24, 2015 – Bloomberg

China's Factory Gauge Rebounds in February After Stimulus
A Chinese manufacturing gauge rebounded in February, suggesting stimulus efforts and the U.S. recovery are supporting factories in the world's second-largest economy.
February 24, 2015 – Bloomberg

French Economy Strengthens on Services
France's economy showed signs of strengthening this month as services unexpectedly grew at the fastest pace in more than three years.
February 20, 2015 – Bloomberg

Peru economy grew 2.35 pct in 2014, slowest since 2009
Peru's economy grew 2.35 percent in all of 2014, the slowest rate since 2009, after picking up slightly to expand by 0.54 percent in December over the year-earlier month, the state statistics agency Inei said on Monday.
February 16, 2015 – Reuters

Japan comes out of recession but growth still disappoints
Japan came out of recession in the fourth quarter of last year, but the world's third largest economy grew at a slower than expected pace.
February 15, 2015 – BBC News

Chinese economy more sustainable now: China central bank
China's economy is now more sustainable and domestic consumption is steadily rising, Chinese Central Bank Vice Governor Yi Gang told a G20 meeting of finance officials earlier this week.
February 11, 2015 – Reuters

Bank of Canada's Wilkins: Economy still below potential
The Canadian economy is still operating below its potential, a senior Bank of Canada official said on Tuesday, pointing to slack in the labor market and calling the recent sharp drop in oil prices a "setback."
February 11, 2015 – Reuters

India's economy forecast to grow 7.4%
India forecast its economy will accelerate 7.4 percent this financial year, data showed Monday, under a revised formula for calculating gross domestic product that has baffled analysts since its release last month.
February 9, 2015 – AFP

In China, Heavy Industry Unexpectedly Falls Sharply
As demand dwindles, steel prices in China have fallen 12 percent in the first five weeks of this year, almost as much as in all of 2014.
February 9, 2015 – The New York Times

China cuts bank reserves to 'keep economy stable'
China's central bank increased its economic stimulus measures even further Wednesday amid growing concerns about the rate of expansion in the world's second-largest economy.
February 4, 2015 – CNBC

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

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