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South Asia remains fastest growing region in the world
MaldivesApril 11, 2016 ET
Led by robust growth in India, South Asia shows resilience in the face of turbulent international markets and remains the fastest-growing region in the world.
Permanent placements in UK rise at slowest rate in six months
Permanent placementsApril 9, 2016 ET
The number of people placed in permanent jobs in the UK continued to increase during March. That said, the rate of growth eased to a six-month low.
Industrial production declined in 11 of 14 Brazilian areas
Industrial productionApril 9, 2016 ET
The decline of 2.5% in the Brazilian industrial production in February over January of this year reflects the retraction in industrial parks in 11 of 14 metro areas.
French manufacturing output falls in February
French manufacturingApril 9, 2016 ET
In February 2016, French output fell back in the manufacturing industry (-0.9% after +0.4% in January), as well as in the industry as a whole (-1.0% after +1.0% in January).
Japan posts current account surplus for 20th straight month
JapanApril 9, 2016 ET
Japan posted a 20th consecutive current account surplus, helping an economy that’s still struggling to rebound from a contraction in the final quarter of 2015.
Scottish economy grows 0.2% in Q4 2015
Scottish economyApril 9, 2016 ET
Scottish GDP grew by 0.2% during the fourth quarter of 2015, according to statistics announced today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.
Canada added 40,600 jobs, well above expectations
Canada workersApril 8, 2016 ET
Canada added 40,600 jobs last month, Statistics Canada said, well above the 10,000 positions analysts were expecting.
Investor sentiment declines to lowest point since Q3 2013
InvestorsApril 8, 2016 ET
Investor sentiment declined in the first quarter of 2016, for the third consecutive quarter, and reached its lowest point since the third quarter of 2013.
Europe and Central Asia face difficult times
Almaty street marketApril 8, 2016 ET
The economies of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) continue to face difficult headwinds in an increasingly complex and uncertain global economic environment.
Malaysia's export increased 6.7 percent in February
Malaysia's exportApril 8, 2016 ET
Malaysia's export in February rebounded by 6.7 percent year-on-year, after posting a decline of 2.8 percent in January.
Australian consumer anxiety at three year low
Australian consumersApril 8, 2016 ET
Australian consumer worries fell to their lowest levels in almost three years, although concern is growing regarding the Australian government's upcoming May budget.
South Africa PMI drops to 20-month low, signalling deepening recession
South Africa PMIApril 8, 2016 ET
The downturn in South Africa’s private sector that started last summer intensified in March, with output and new orders falling at sharper rates and companies cutting jobs at a record pace.
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