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"Trust gap" widens before Davos summit

The majority of people no longer believe that the economic and political systems work in their favour, a new report reveals

The majority of people no longer believe that the economic and political systems work in their favour, a new report reveals

Business

German GDP growth at five year high

Strong consumer and government spending helped Germany's economy to its strongest growth in five years in 2016.

Strong consumer and government spending helped Germany's economy to its strongest growth in five years in 2016.

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Eurozone industrial output surprisingly strong in November

Just released statistics show industrial output in the eurozone rose by more than expected in November, pointing to an economic spurt in the region.

Just released statistics show industrial output in the eurozone rose by more than expected in November, pointing to an economic spurt in the region.

Business

New year, new highs

Business Line looks at the great expectations for 2017 with the eurozone economy maybe showing some signs of recovery after years of malaise.

Business Line looks at the great expectations for 2017 with the eurozone economy maybe showing some signs of recovery after years of malaise.

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Eurozone manufacturing enjoys year end boost

Eurozone manufacturing in December expanded at the fastest pace in more than five and a half years and orders rose, even as companies raised prices.

Eurozone manufacturing in December expanded at the fastest pace in more than five and a half years and orders rose, even as companies raised prices.

Business

US GDP estimate for Q3 revised up further, to 3.5 percent

The US economy is even more buoyant than initially thought, according to the latest official figures for the third quarter (Q3) of this year.

The US economy is even more buoyant than initially thought, according to the latest official figures for the third quarter (Q3) of this year.

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Greek central bank sees 2.5 percent growth for 2017

Greece's central bank is forecasting the Greek economy will expand by 2.5 percent next year, way better than this year's anticipated 0.1 percent.

Greece's central bank is forecasting the Greek economy will expand by 2.5 percent next year, way better than this year's anticipated 0.1 percent.

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Warsaw: a magnet for business, start-ups and entrepreneurs

The rising number of successful businesses in Poland is leading to a thriving investment climate, that attracts more and more international and local startups and…

The rising number of successful businesses in Poland is leading to a thriving investment climate, that attracts more and more international and local startups and…

Business

Italian GDP growth revised up

Matteo Renzi gets a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum with better-than-expected GDP figures.

Matteo Renzi gets a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum with better-than-expected GDP figures.

Business

US Q3 GDP growth beats estimates

Better than expected GDP and Income data from US suggest Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.

Better than expected GDP and Income data from US suggest Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.

Business

Smart Specialisation toward economic growth

This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.

This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.

Business

Does Smart Specialisation Indicate A Reforming Europe?

Patrizio Bianchi, Regional Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy talks about

Patrizio Bianchi, Regional Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy talks about

Business

Morocco's moves to aid SMEs in the digital era

Morocco is increasingly at the forefront of Africa’s charge to bring business leaders together to discuss the future of trade in today’s fast changing world.

Morocco is increasingly at the forefront of Africa’s charge to bring business leaders together to discuss the future of trade in today’s fast changing world.

Business

UK growth remains firm despite Brexit vote

A new survey suggests Britain’s economic optimism is holding steady in the wake of the Brexit vote.

A new survey suggests Britain’s economic optimism is holding steady in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Business

Draghi sees green shots of recovery across eurozone

The eurozone is recovering at a “moderate to steady pace and unemployment is falling” according to the European Central Bank’s president.

The eurozone is recovering at a “moderate to steady pace and unemployment is falling” according to the European Central Bank’s president.

Business

Greece sees surprise economic growth

Greece's economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.5 percent from the previous three month period between July and September.

Greece's economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.5 percent from the previous three month period between July and September.

Business

Trump victory overshadows Japan's growth

Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.

Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.

Business

Little sign of Brexit vote downturn for UK economy

UK economic growth slowed only slightly in the three months after the Brexit vote, reducing the likelihood the Bank of England will cut rates further.

UK economic growth slowed only slightly in the three months after the Brexit vote, reducing the likelihood the Bank of England will cut rates further.

Business

China's economic growth stable at 6.7% in third quarter

China's economy is stabilising the Q3 stats show though growth is increasingly dependent on higher government spending and a red-hot property market.

China's economy is stabilising the Q3 stats show though growth is increasingly dependent on higher government spending and a red-hot property market.

Business

Inflation means inflation with post-Brexit price rises

Inflation in Britain jumped in September, and it was mostly more expensive clothes and costlier fuel which pushed it up, rather than the weaker pound.

Inflation in Britain jumped in September, and it was mostly more expensive clothes and costlier fuel which pushed it up, rather than the weaker pound.

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UK consumers says 'Brexit vote - so what?'

A new survey finds British consumers were at their most confident in five years in September, though not in London which mostly voted against Brexit.

A new survey finds British consumers were at their most confident in five years in September, though not in London which mostly voted against Brexit.

Business

Brexit vote fears hit UK business sentiment

The latest UK business surveys seem to show the economy losing steam with company bosses lacking confidence about investment and hiring workers.

The latest UK business surveys seem to show the economy losing steam with company bosses lacking confidence about investment and hiring workers.

Business

Euro zone business growth loses momentum

Eurozone business growth fell in September to the weakest in 21 months, with companies concerned about the economic outlook and political uncertainty.

Eurozone business growth fell in September to the weakest in 21 months, with companies concerned about the economic outlook and political uncertainty.

Business

IMF paints gloomy picture of global economy

The International Monetary Fund has warned further economic stagnation will fuel more populist sentiment against trade and immigration.

The International Monetary Fund has warned further economic stagnation will fuel more populist sentiment against trade and immigration.

Business

Eurozone manufacturing improves, but still very uneven

Manufacturing in the eurozone picked up in September but the upturn was very uneven and centred on Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.

Manufacturing in the eurozone picked up in September but the upturn was very uneven and centred on Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.