Euro economy leads as ECB starts printing cash

2015-03-24 13:52

Eurozone businesses have ramped up activity this month, just as the European Central Bank starts printing money to spur growth and inflation.

World food prices continue to fall

2015-03-06 12:08

Global food prices have fallen 1% in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years with only dairy prices rebounding sharply, says the United Nations.

Climate deal should not hamper growth - France

2015-02-05 16:45

A global deal to curb carbon emissions must recognise each country's right to develop, France's foreign minister says.

Lesson from Switzerland

2015-01-28 07:28

If people can be financially safe, economies can also be safe, says Edward Ingram.

Davos predictions: win some, lose some

2015-01-19 10:13

As the world's business and political elite ready for an annual bout of crystal-ball gazing, history suggests Davos pundits are likely to get many things wrong.

IMF: Global outlook glum despite oil tumble

2015-01-16 09:09

A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger US economy probably won't be enough to brighten the 2015 global growth outlook, warns the International Monetary Fund.

Europe faces rocky path to money-printing

2015-01-11 12:47

A landmark legal opinion will remind debt-strained Europe of the limits it faces as it advances towards money printing, while a tumbling oil price saps inflation.

China data suggest economy cooling further

2015-01-02 09:45

China's factory activity sputtered in December, underlining the challenges facing the country's manufacturers as they fight rising costs and softening demand.

Oil dive means rough ride for Gulf states

2014-12-19 09:14

Gulf countries are bracing for tough times as oil revenues fall and after they missed a golden chance to diversify in a decade of unprecedented windfalls.

Rouble crisis could shake Putin's grip

2014-12-17 09:28

Russia's failure to halt the collapse of the rouble has left President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power.


Global art market reaches €51bn in 2014

2015-03-12 11:00

The global art market has surpassed its pre-recession peak to reach €51bn in 2014, with the market helped by growing numbers of high net-worth individuals.

Global economy week ahead: Fed rate in spotlight

2015-02-23 08:51

Greece's struggles with its eurozone creditors may have grabbed much of the world's attention, but the US Federal Reserve is to reclaim the spotlight this week.

Global economy: Deflation alarms ring louder

2015-02-02 16:00

European and Chinese factories have slashed prices in January as production flatlined, heightening global deflation risks.

Japanese exports up 12.9% in Dec

2015-01-26 08:50

Japan's exports have jumped from a year earlier to ¥6.9trn in December for the fourth straight month of rise due to a weaker yen and rising vehicle shipments.

Global energy sector reels from oil price slump

2015-01-16 09:30

Slumping oil prices are sending shock waves through the global energy industry, sparking the cancellation of projects and job losses.

Many oil price factors not observable - expert

2015-01-14 10:46

How low must oil prices fall before production starts to level off and even decline to rebalance the market?

The oil rout and SA

2015-01-08 07:31

Don't think we can dodge the bullet if things go pear shaped, says Leopold Scholtz.

Defending rouble costs Russia $400bn

2014-12-19 15:15

Defending the rouble has cost Russia $80bn this year and while the slide has only been slowed, it looks all right by any yardstick of whether reserves are adequate.

Putin: Russia will overcome 'perfect storm'

2014-12-19 07:52

President Vladimir Putin has assured Russians the economy will rebound after the rouble's dramatic slide, but offers no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.

World set to end year in brittle economic state

2014-12-17 07:39

The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, weak eurozone business growth and Russia in a currency crisis.

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