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World Bank Sees Russia's Economy Contracting in New 2015 Outlook
Russia's economy is set to shrink next year as a lower oil price takes its toll, the World Bank said in a revised outlook on the country's growth projections.
December 9, 2014 – Bloomberg

China Growth Seen Slowing From Rail to Retail as Housing Peaks
China's residential building boom is petering out, with the effects seen from slumping steel and cement prices, to electricity use, rail-freight traffic and retail sales.
December 9, 2014 – Bloomberg

Japan economy shrinks more than expected
Japan's economy shrank more than initially reported in the third quarter on declines in business investment, data showed on Monday, surprising markets and backing premier Shinzo Abe's recent decision to delay a second sales tax hike.
December 7, 2014 – Reuters

Global economy to expand at solid pace in fourth-quarter: PMI
The global economy will expand at a solid pace in the final quarter, albeit less strongly than during the summer months after inflows of new business slowed in November, a survey showed on Wednesday.
December 3, 2014 – Reuters

Sweden's Economy Expanded More Than Estimated Last Quarter
Sweden's economy expanded more than estimated last quarter as unprecedented monetary easing helped underpin business investment even as household spending stalled.
November 28, 2014 – Bloomberg

India economic growth slows to 5.3%, boosts rate cut hopes
India said Friday the economy grew 5.3 percent from July-September year-on-year, significantly slower than the previous three months, stirring hopes of interest rate cuts to boost investment.
November 28, 2014 – AFP

Brazilian GDP Probably Stalled as Levy Summoned to Fix Economy
Brazil's economy probably stagnated in the third quarter following a contraction in the first half of the year as above-target inflation and the closest election in more than a generation eroded confidence.
November 26, 2014 – Bloomberg

China manufacturing activity hits six month low
Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hit a six month low in November, a fresh survey has shown.
November 20, 2014 – BBC News

'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy
The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying.
November 17, 2014 – AP

Japan's economy dips into recession
Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
November 16, 2014 – BBC News

China's Xi says economy shifting to lower growth
China's economy is shifting to a "new normal" of slower but more stable growth and has the resiliency to overcome any bumps in the road, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday.
November 8, 2014 – AP

Canada economy stronger than thought in first-half 2014
The Canadian economy grew at a stronger pace in the first half of the year than previously thought, revised data from Statistics Canada showed on Wednesday.
November 5, 2014 – Reuters

China Manufacturing Slows as Growth Pressures Deepen
China's manufacturing slowed further in October, as a property slump and slowdown in investment growth put the world's second-largest economy on course for the slowest full-year growth since 1990.
November 1, 2014 – Bloomberg

Russia economy slows as Ukraine crisis bites
Russia's economy ministry warned on Monday that growth slowed in the third quarter and could contract in the fourth as the fallout from the Ukraine crisis takes a further toll on the flagging economy.
October 27, 2014 – AFP

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

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