International Economy / Markets Articles
Global Factors May Be Slowing Canada Economy, Murray Says
Sluggishness in Canada's economy may be explained by forces that are restraining inflation and business investment worldwide, a central bank official said.
March 6, 2014 – Bloomberg
Biggest Nordic Economy Girds for Fallout of Putin Tactics
Scandinavia's biggest economy is bracing itself for what may become a protracted standoff between Russia and Europe, according to Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg.
March 5, 2014 – Bloomberg
Chilean Economy Expands at Slowest Pace Since 2010 Earthquake
Chile's economy grew at the slowest pace in almost four years in January, expanding less than analysts expected, as the central bank indicated that further interest rate cuts were likely.
March 5, 2014 – Bloomberg
Australian Growth Beats Estimates as Rebalancing Begins
Australia's economy expanded faster than analysts forecast last quarter on rising household spending and lower savings, as the central bank's bid to spur consumption-led growth bears fruit.
March 4, 2014 – Bloomberg
China sets growth target of 7.5% for 2014
China has set its economic growth target for the year at 7.5%, as it looks to continue its efforts to stabilise the economy.
March 4, 2014 – BBC News
India's economy grows slower than expected
India's economic growth rate slowed down in the most recent quarter, according to official figures.
February 28, 2014 – BBC News
European Commission sees recovery 'gaining ground'
The European Commission has said economic recovery is "gaining ground" in the EU as it revised up its growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015.
February 25, 2014 – BBC News
South African economy grew 1.9% in 2013
Africa's largest economy grew 1.9 percent last year, a significant slowdown from 2012, Statistics South Africa said Tuesday.
February 25, 2014 – AFP
VDMA predicts growth in 2014
Sales of German made construction equipment and building materials machinery fell -6% last year to ? 11.7 billion (US$ 16 billion), according to the German engineering association, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA). However, the association is optimistic on 2014, with incoming orders up +7% compared to a year ago.
February 21, 2014 – Construction Europe
Japan economy grows lackluster 1 pct in Oct-Dec
Japan's economy expanded at a slower-than-expected 1 percent annualized rate in the last quarter of 2013, as consumer demand failed to offset weaker exports and public spending.
February 16, 2014 – AP
While Global Economies Improve, U.S. Exports Lag
For manufacturers, the latest data continue to show improvements in most major economies, including emerging markets. However, growth of manufactured goods exports remains sluggish.
February 14, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers
China trade surplus jumps to $32bn
China's trade surplus jumped to $31.9bn (£19.4bn) in January, easing concerns the world's second-largest economy may be stuck in a slowdown.
February 12, 2014 – BBC News
Eurozone manufacturing grows strongly in January
Eurozone manufacturing grew strongly in January on the back of new orders, a closely-watched business survey suggests, with Germany leading the way.
February 3, 2014 – BBC News
Russia economy chief says dire 2013 was 'low point'
Russia's economy chief said on Friday that the country had survived the worst of its sharp growth slowdown and was now on the path toward a cautious recovery.
January 31, 2014 – Yahoo
UK economy growing at fastest rate since 2007
The UK economy grew by 1.9% in 2013, its strongest rate since 2007, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
January 28, 2014 – BBC News
French unemployment at record high
French unemployment has hit a record high with more than 3.3 million people now registered as out of work.
January 27, 2014 – BBC News
Japan reports record annual trade deficit
Japan has reported a record annual trade deficit after the weak yen pushed up the cost of energy imports.
January 26, 2014 – BBC News
U.K.'s Best Growth Since 2007 Seen as Carney Readies Phase Two
Britain's economy probably capped its best year of growth since 2007 during the last quarter, bringing Mark Carney closer to completing what he calls the "first phase" of his low interest-rate policy.
January 26, 2014 – Bloomberg
Japan tips economy to grow 1.4% in next fiscal year
Japan said Friday its economy was on track to expand by 1.4 percent in the next fiscal year, as it discounted fears a sales tax rise would hammer growth.
January 24, 2014 – Yahoo
China's economy faces severe times this year: Premier Li
China's economy faces a severe time this year and the government will be watching trends closely to ensure stable growth, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted by state radio as saying on Thursday.
January 23, 2014 – Reuters