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Federal Reserve raises benchmark interest rate to 1.0 percent
The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth and strong job gains.
Navigating Europe's choppy economic waters: forecasts and uncertainty
For the first time in almost a decade, all of Europe’s economies are set to grow.
UK shopping slowdown signals weaker growth
British Retail Consortium sees drop in non-food sales as Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development frets about Brexit uncertainty.
North Korean mobilisation rally
North Korean authorities gathered more than 50,000 people together on Monday in a show of support for the country’s latest mobilisation campaign.
China cuts its growth target to 6.5% for 2017
China has cut its growth target this year.
Italian economy sluggish for 2016 but showing signs of improving
Italy's economy grew by just 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 1.0 percent year-on-year national statistics institute ISTAT says.
Eurozone inflation at four-year high of 2% increases pressure on ECB
Eurozone inflation surged to its highest in four years in February which will put the European Central Bank under pressure to scale back stimulus.
Eurozone factory growth hits six-year high in February, France lags
Eurozone manufacturing growth accelerated to a six-year high in February, a fall in the value of the euro helped drive up exports and optimism rose.
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.
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.
British economy finishes 2016 strongly but Brexit effects loom
Britain's economy sped up at the end of 2016 but there were signs the Brexit vote will increasingly act as a brake on growth this year.
View: Greece’s economy strongly recovers for first time since 2010
By Dimitris Papadimoulis is Vice President of the European Parliament, head of Syriza party delegation.
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.
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.
Japan's economic growth overshadowed by Trump protectionism fears
Japan's economy continues to grow thanks to exports, but spending by consumers is weak and there are fears about US protectionist policies.
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…
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.
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.
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 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.
No Brexit vote effect as UK economy enjoys robust growth
Strong economic Q4 growth in the UK, driven by free-spending consumers, has confounded Brexit vote slowdown warnings.
Dow over 20,000, global shares rally
Share prices jumped worldwide on Wednesday.
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.
IMF boosts US growth forecasts, keeps global growth prediction unchanged
International Monetary Fund keeps global growth forecasts unchanged in its latest economic outlook, raises US forecast on Trump spending and tax plans
'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
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.