Economic outlook

January 25, 2019 - 4:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — There was mounting concern about the German economy Friday after a key indicator showed business confidence falling and there were reports the government is lowering its growth forecasts for this year. The Ifo Institute said its business confidence index dropped to 99.1 points in...
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President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi talks to the media during a press conference following the meeting of the ECB governing council in Frankfurt, Germany,Thursday, Jan.24, 2019. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 11:36 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi on Thursday issued a darker outlook for the region's economy and said the bank is ready to use all its monetary levers in case the slowdown takes a turn for the worse. Draghi said after Thursday's policy meeting that risks to the 19...
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Singer and co-founder of RED Bono, 2nd right, gestures to Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss, founder of RockCreek, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of IMF and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, from left, as he arrives for the "Closing the Financing Gap" session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 23, 2019 - 5:40 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:35 p.m. France's economy minister says he expects the future chief of Renault to consolidate the French automaker's alliance with Japanese partner Nissan. Bruno Le Maire was alluding to the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Robert Gasparino work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening and reports of difficulties in trade talks between the U.S. and China. That broke a four-day winning streak for U.S. indexes. Major global indexes traded lower after the International Monetary Fund...
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A man checks stock prices through his smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. This came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 22, 2019 - 7:17 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets fell Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020 and China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gave up 0.5 percent to 11,076 and France's CAC 40 was down 0.7 percent...
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January 21, 2019 - 12:48 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A survey of hundreds of corporate leaders shows "a record jump in pessimism" about the world economy, with sentiment doused by trade spats, a global downturn and fading benefits from U.S. President Donald Trump's tax cuts. Consulting firm PwC says the latest edition of its...
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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde briefs the media during a news conference at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 21, 2019 - 9:32 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The world economy will be more sluggish this year, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday, citing trade disputes that have seen China slow to its weakest pace in 30 years as well as the impact of rising U.S. interest rates. The IMF cut its forecast for global growth...
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In this picture taken Aug.7, 2018 containers are located at the container terminal Tollerort in the port of Hamburg, Germany. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to a decade-low rate, official figures showed Wednesday, but worries over the economic outlook have stoked concerns it may not fall much lower, if at all. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said a 90,000...
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The buildings of the banking district are reflected on the plain surface of the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 04, 2019 - 5:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Further signs of a cooldown in the eurozone economy emerged Friday, weighing on expectations that the European Central Bank will start raising interest rates this year. Inflation across the 19-country currency union fell in December to an eight-month low in the wake of the recent...
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January 04, 2019 - 3:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with fear of a global economic slump depressing stock markets, Friday's jobs report for December is expected to offer reassurance that the U.S. economy remains sturdy and on track to expand for a 10th straight year. Economists have forecast that the Labor Department will...
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