In the US, the once-ailing manufacturing sector is expanding at its fastest clip in more than two years while a report on Tuesday showed consumer confidence in February shot up to its highest level since July 2001. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

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Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Stronger economic data trumps mounting political risks, for now

Euro zone firms eschewing political uncertainty and getting on with growing; China emerges from four years of producer price deflation; US manufacturing expanding at fastest clip in two years; Russia expected to emerge from a two-year-old recession this year

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In the US, the once-ailing manufacturing sector is expanding at its fastest clip in more than two years while a report on Tuesday showed consumer confidence in February shot up to its highest level since July 2001. Photo: AFP
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