Friday May 15, 2015
Russia's economy shrank 1.9% in the first quarter under pressure from low oil prices and Western sanctions, a smaller contraction than earlier expected.
Thursday May 14, 2015
The American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland is calling on the Government to double investment in Research, Development and Innovation to 3% of GDP by 2025.
Wednesday May 13, 2015
Euro zone economic growth was slightly weaker than expected in the first quarter because of slower than anticipated expansion in Germany.
Tuesday May 05, 2015
The US trade deficit surged to its highest level in nearly six and a half years in March as imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labor dispute at key West Coast ports.
Thursday April 30, 2015
German unemployment fell in April to the lowest level in 24 years as the recovery in Europe's biggest economy continues to pick up speed, data showed today.
Wednesday April 29, 2015
The Small Firms Association has welcomed the Government's first Spring Economic Statement, which has forecast GDP growth of 4% this year.
Wednesday April 22, 2015
The German government today upgraded its forecasts for growth both this year and next year to 1.8%, saying Europe's biggest economy is "in an upturn."
Monday April 20, 2015
China's central bank announced yesterday that it would cut the level of funds that commercial banks must hold in reserve by one percentage point, the second such move this year.
Wednesday April 15, 2015
China's economy expanded 7% year-on-year in the first quarter, slumping to a new post global financial crisis low.
Tuesday April 14, 2015
Global goods trade will grow by 3.3% this year and by 4% in 2016, less than previously forecast, mainly due to sluggish economic growth, the World Trade Organisation said today.