Economic outlook

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier briefs the media about German government's economic growth forecast for 2019, during a news conference in Berlin, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The German government has slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year. (Foto: Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 6:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year, halving its outlook to a meager 0.5%. The update came less than three months after the government cut its forecast to 1% from 1.8% in late January. Weaker growth...
Read More
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso, speaks during a G20 news conference, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major powers acknowledged Friday that the global economy is in a slowdown, but they forecast that growth will pick up by the second half of this year, thanks to interest-rate policies from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Officials of...
Read More
April 11, 2019 - 5:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at...
Read More
Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Asian shares fell Wednesday following a slide on Wall Street amid growing tensions between the U.S. and the European Union and a dim forecast on global economic growth.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 09, 2019 - 10:58 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Wednesday following a slide on Wall Street amid growing tensions between the U.S. and the European Union and a dim forecast on global economic growth. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped nearly 0.8% in morning trading to 21,635.16. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped...
Read More
Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, April 8, 2019. Shares are mixed in Asia, after trade talks between China and the U.S. wrapped up with officials on both sides claiming progress. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 08, 2019 - 3:55 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in early trading in Europe on Monday following a mixed day in Asia after trade talks between China and the U.S. wrapped up with officials on both sides claiming progress. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.2% to 7,432.38, while the DAX in Germany declined 0.3% to 11,976.40. The...
Read More
FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 05, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Friday after a better-than-expected report on U.S. jobs eased worries that the economy is slowing too sharply. U.S. employers added 196,000 jobs last month, more than economists had forecast. More importantly, it gave encouragement to economists who said the prior...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 04, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China are "rounding the turn" in a lengthy negotiation over trade and predicted that "something monumental" for both countries could be announced in a matter of weeks. "We have a ways to go but not very far," Trump said during...
Read More
The buildings of the banking district are reflected in the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun sets, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 04, 2019 - 6:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — A group of leading German economic research institutes slashed their growth forecast for the country on Thursday, warning that if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, it could get even worse. In a joint statement, the five institutes said they were reducing their autumn...
Read More
In this March 28, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. The Trump administration on Wednesday will resume negotiations with China toward ending a trade war that has deepened uncertainty for businesses and investors and dimmed the outlook for the global economy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 03, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China opened a ninth round of talks Wednesday, aiming to further narrow differences in an ongoing trade war that has deepened uncertainty for businesses and investors and cast a pall over the outlook for the global economy. The latest negotiating session on American...
Read More
April 02, 2019 - 10:10 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A report by the Asian Development Bank says trade tensions between China and the United States are putting an extra drag on economies in the region, with growth likely to continue to slow in the coming two years. The Manila, Philippines-based bank's latest economic outlook forecasts...
Read More

Pages