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German economy and budget surplus soar, but Merkel shuns new debt

Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.

Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.

Europe

Commission tells Germany to boost public investment

The European Commission says Germany’s sound public finances mean it could put more money into public investment to boost growth.

The European Commission says Germany’s sound public finances mean it could put more money into public investment to boost growth.

Business

French unemployment slips, still high

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

Business

Eurozone economic growth revised down for end of 2016

Eurozone economic growth in the final three months of last year was not as good as initially thought - 0.4% rather than the initial 0.5% estimate.

Eurozone economic growth in the final three months of last year was not as good as initially thought - 0.4% rather than the initial 0.5% estimate.

Europe

EU casts doubt on British growth prospects amid Brexit uncertainty

An official EU forecast published on Monday said that Britain’s economic growth will slow over the next two years amid uncertainty that surrounds the country’s future relationship with the…

An official EU forecast published on Monday said that Britain’s economic growth will slow over the next two years amid uncertainty that surrounds the country’s future relationship with the…

Business

UK central bank raises growth outlook

Bank of England raises forecast for UK economic growth this year, in no hurry to put up interest rates, sees inflation at 2.8 percent in early 2018.

Bank of England raises forecast for UK economic growth this year, in no hurry to put up interest rates, sees inflation at 2.8 percent in early 2018.

Business

Eurozone factory activity ramps up

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

Business

Soybean slowdown: weaker exports hit US economic growth

US economic growth in the final three months of 2016 was much weaker than the previous quarter due to lower exports - particularly soybeans.

US economic growth in the final three months of 2016 was much weaker than the previous quarter due to lower exports - particularly soybeans.

Business

US economic growth slows in Q4 2016 from weak exports

US economic growth slowed more than expected in the final three months of 2016 to an annualised 1.9 percent, linked to a big fall in exports.

US economic growth slowed more than expected in the final three months of 2016 to an annualised 1.9 percent, linked to a big fall in exports.

News

Davos debates difficult times

World leaders, CEOs and NGO chiefs are at the World Economic Forum in Davos, considering responses to a rapidly changing political and economic world.

World leaders, CEOs and NGO chiefs are at the World Economic Forum in Davos, considering responses to a rapidly changing political and economic world.

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'Trust gap' widens as Davos summit opens

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.