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US Treasury's Mnuchin: US growth good for global economy

The Trump administration's priority is boosting US growth through tax cuts and an overhaul of regulations, and a growing American economy will be good for the world, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday.

Japan's exports jump in March

Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy.

China's Q1 growth stabilises at 6.8%

China's growth stabilised in the first quarter thanks to rising investments and a recovery in exports, experts said, though they warned the reprieve may be...

US confirms disappointing growth in 2016

The US Commerce Department on Tuesday confirmed a picture of sluggish growth in 2016, with the world's largest economy growing at its slowest pace in five years.

S&P lowers China outlook to negative

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) cut its outlook on China from stable to negative on Thursday, warning that economic rebalancing was taking longer than expected.

Brazil debates economic cost of corruption investigation

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is raising hackles after warning that the mega Petrobras corruption probe is paralyzing essential sectors of the Brazilian economy, like oil and construction.

German economy to slow down in second quarter

he German economy, Europe's biggest, will likely slow down in the second quarter after showing steady growth in the year's first three months, the Bundesbank central bank said Monday.

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