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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by GLOBAL TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, EL UNIVERSAL

    ...   2. Global Times The national strength of Venezuela is limited, but the personal influence wielded by Chavez far exceeded support of his country. … [His] reputation has proven ... behind a country in far worse condition … its future clouded by rivals for succession … and an economy in chaos. None of Chávez's would-be successors … possesses the fallen leader's ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Australian faces Singapore caning for plane row

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 11:59am by Global Post

    ... Global Post An Australian man is facing a caning in Singapore after being accused of swearing during an argument on Tiger Airways flight. The West Australian newspaper wrote that Perth maritime worker Bruce Griffiths, 47, entered into a loud argument with another man during an overnight flight from Perth to Singapore on January 3. Seated in the middle of a row, Griffiths had ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Global economy starts second half on solid footing

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Chinese factory index reaches 18-month high as the euro zone's private sector activity perks up, suggesting brighter prospects for the world Global economy seen on firmer footing Chinese factory activity expanded this month at its fastest pace in 18 months as new orders surged while the euro zone's private sector also perked up, suggesting the global ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Growth in emerging economies can help to close rich-poor gap globally

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Andrew Hammond

    ... Andrew Hammond Andrew Hammond says one proviso is that income inequality within countries must be arrested Growth in emerging economies can help to close the rich-poor gap globally ... whether this phenomenon is real, robust and sustainable, what is certain is that this period of flux in the global economy has improved the overall lot of people in developing economies. The most ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... for the oil and gas industry. The Swiss government said last week it was not seeking to promote additional Swiss exports to Russia. "The global economy isn't developing as we'd ... Catherine Bosley Surprise slowdown points to need to boost exports, but EU-Russia tensions have also boosted the franc amid grim outlook for region Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss ...

  6. News - World - BRAZIL

    Presidential challenger opens lead as Brazil's economy hits recession

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by AGENCIES

    ... in the first quarter, according to data released by the national statistics agency. It's the first time Brazil's economy contracted for two straight quarters since the aftermath of the global ... on flailing economy Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in a likely second-round run-off in Brazil's October election ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    At stall speed, world's major economies languish in a cycle of relapse

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Roach

    ... Stephen Roach Stephen Roach says structural repair, not monetary tinkering, is needed At stall speed, economies languish in a cycle of relapse Relapse is the rule in the post-crisis global ... a little less than 0.7 per cent in the first half of 2014, a worrisome outcome, to say the least, for employment, deflation risk, global trade, and export-dependent developing economies ...

  8. Business - Economy - JOBS

    US economy beats estimate with 4.2pc growth

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington After a bleak start to the year, the United States economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 per cent in the April-June quarter, slightly faster than first ... domestic product came after the economy had shrunk at a 2.1 per cent annual rate in the January-March quarter. That was the economy’s biggest drop since the depths of the recession, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Defeating deflation in EU and Japan key to global economic outlook

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... policies. The world economy cannot be fully restored until the largest economies are back on a healthy growth trajectory. The US is now on a convincing steady growth path, leading the Federal Reserve to phase out quantitative easing. But Japan and the euro zone are still on shaky ground. And not a day goes by without some news about a major sector of the Chinese economy being exposed ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Falling volatility signals sustainable global rebound for leading economies

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:14am by BLOOM

    ... to JP Morgan's Global FX Volatility Index. "People are catching up to a return to a more normal environment in terms of market volatility and the economy," said Dominic Wilson, ... just to get back to the 95-month average upswing in the previous period of moderation. The same outlook holds for the world economy, according to Joachim Fels, co-chief global economist ...




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