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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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French economy slows in Q2

France's economy slowed for the first time in three years between April and June - shrinking 0.1 percent - with a dip in consumer spending being blamed.

France's economy slowed for the first time in three years between April and June - shrinking 0.1 percent - with a dip in consumer spending being blamed.

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ECB mostly upbeat on eurozone employment

Eurozone employment is rising faster than expected according the European Central Bank's latest economic bulletin, fueled by an increase in part-time work and the service sector growing.

Eurozone employment is rising faster than expected according the European Central Bank's latest economic bulletin, fueled by an increase in part-time work and the service sector growing.

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German economic growth to slow says finance ministry

Germany's economic growth will slow in the second half of this year the finance ministry has said due to weaker foreign demand for goods.

Germany's economic growth will slow in the second half of this year the finance ministry has said due to weaker foreign demand for goods.

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Bank of Japan changes stimulus policy, denies it's running out of options

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

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UK central bank signals new rate cut to head off Brexit vote slowdown

Britain’s central bank has left the cost of borrowing unchanged but signaled a probable cut in the benchmark lending rate to just above zero later this year.

Britain’s central bank has left the cost of borrowing unchanged but signaled a probable cut in the benchmark lending rate to just above zero later this year.

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China's economy on track for stable growth

China's economy perked up in August after a lacklustre July. Factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected, the housing market was strong and government infrastructure spending rose.

China's economy perked up in August after a lacklustre July. Factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected, the housing market was strong and government infrastructure spending rose.

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No new eurozone stimulus measures from the ECB for now

There was no fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank at its latest policy meeting in the face of high unemployment, weak growth and the threat of deflation in the…

There was no fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank at its latest policy meeting in the face of high unemployment, weak growth and the threat of deflation in the…

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Eurozone Q2 growth weakens

There was only weak growth again for the eurozone economy between April and June - up by just 0.3 percent from the previous quarter with exports the biggest contributor.

There was only weak growth again for the eurozone economy between April and June - up by just 0.3 percent from the previous quarter with exports the biggest contributor.