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Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil
Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country.
April 16, 2014 – AP

Canada Factory Sales at Highest Since Before 2008 Recession
Canadian factory sales rose in February to the highest level since before the last recession on gains in transportation and energy, while unfilled and new orders posted their biggest advances since at least 1992.
April 15, 2014 – Bloomberg

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner
The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.
April 12, 2014 – AP

China's economy losing steam
China's economy lost momentum in the first quarter and growth in 2014 could fall short of the government's official target, according to a CNNMoney survey of economists.
April 8, 2014 – CNN Money

IMF: World economy stronger; recovery uneven
The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday the global recovery will gain strength this year, but it trimmed its growth forecast amid a sharp rise in Japan's sales tax and a slowdown in emerging markets.
April 8, 2014 – USA Today

Nigeria becomes Africa's biggest economy
Nigeria on Sunday became Africa's biggest economy, leap-frogging South Africa, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country's gross domestic product.
April 6, 2014 – Yahoo News

Russia Seen on Verge of Recession as PMI Gauges Show Contraction
Russia's economy is on the brink of a technical recession this quarter after gauges of manufacturing and services showed that seasonally adjusted output probably shrank in January-March for the first time since 2010.
April 3, 2014 – Bloomberg

China factories struggle, adds to expectations for stimulus
Persistent weakness in China's manufacturing sector reinforced fears of a sharper-than-expected slowdown at the start of 2014, and some government economists think authorities have already started boosting spending to put a floor under growth.
April 1, 2014 – Reuters

Japan factory output slows unexpectedly in February
Factory output in Japan declined by 2.3% in February, official figures released on Monday show.
March 30, 2014 – BBC News

Russian economy grinding to a halt as Ukraine crisis takes heavy toll
Russia's economy is barely growing, inflation is rising fast, and capital is pouring out of the country, the Economy Ministry said on Monday, a sign that international tensions around Ukraine are already inflicting severe economic costs.
March 24, 2014 – Reuters

China Manufacturing Gauge Falls as Slowdown Deepens
China's manufacturing industry weakened for a fifth straight month, according to a preliminary measure for March released today, deepening concern the nation will miss its 7.5 percent growth target this year.
March 24, 2014 – Bloomberg

Risks in focus as China's economy slows
Here's some bad news for the global economy: Growth in China appears to be slowing, a trend that could force Beijing to put vital reforms on hold.
March 20, 2014 – CNN Money

Chile's Economy Contracts as Investment Boom in Mining Fades
Chile´s economy surprised analysts by contracting in the fourth quarter as investment in the mining industry declined.
March 18, 2014 – Bloomberg

Russia Sounds Alarm on Economy as West Starts With Sanctions
Russia's economy is showing signs of a crisis, the government in Moscow said as the U.S. and the European Union announced sanctions over its plan to annex the Crimea region from Ukraine.
March 18, 2014 – Bloomberg

Japan's deficit hits record as economic growth slows
Japan's current account deficit widened to a record 1.5tn yen ($15bn; £8.7bn) in January, the largest since records began in 1985.
March 9, 2014 – BBC News

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

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