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Sep 10, 2013

German business confident as China shifts gears

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Confident or complacent, German business executives are bullish about their chances of profiting from China’s transition to an economy fired by consumption rather than investment.

As China deliberately dampens its long boom in capital spending, Germany will no longer be able to count on windfall gains from exports of the high-quality machinery for which it is renowned.

Sep 10, 2013

Insight: Changing China set to shake world economy, again

BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) – Long after concerns about tightening U.S. monetary policy have faded, a more profound issue will still dog global policymakers: how to handle the second stage of China’s economic revolution.

The first phase, industrialization, shook the world. Commodity-producing countries boomed as they fed China’s endless appetite for natural resources. Six of the 10 fastest-growing economies last decade were in Africa.

Sep 10, 2013

Changing China set to shake world economy, again

BEIJING/LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Long after concerns
about tightening U.S. monetary policy have faded, a more
profound issue will still dog global policymakers: how to handle
the second stage of China’s economic revolution.

The first phase, industrialisation, shook the world.
Commodity-producing countries boomed as they fed China’s endless
appetite for natural resources. Six of the 10 fastest-growing
economies last decade were in Africa.

Sep 8, 2013

Brighter China applies balm to Fed tapering sores

LONDON (Reuters) – An expected short-term rebound in China’s slowing economy is unlikely to dispel the gloom that has engulfed emerging markets and abruptly made them the No. 1 worry for the global economy.

With the Federal Reserve on course to begin withdrawing its unprecedented monetary stimulus later this month, a clutch of big developing economies will remain vulnerable to capital outflows unless they act decisively to reduce their financing needs and improve the domestic climate for doing business.

Aug 25, 2013

Global Economy: On a firmer footing awaiting the Fed

LONDON (Reuters) – More bricks in the global recovery wall are likely to slot into place in a week that could also yield more clues as to when the Federal Reserve will start unwinding its exceptional monetary stimulus.

Updated gross domestic product figures are usually brushed aside as backward-looking.

Aug 25, 2013

On a firmer footing awaiting the Fed

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – More bricks in the global
recovery wall are likely to slot into place in a week that could
also yield more clues as to when the Federal Reserve will start
unwinding its exceptional monetary stimulus.

Updated gross domestic product figures are usually brushed
aside as backward-looking.

Aug 22, 2013

Analysis: New Greek rescue promises euro drama, not crisis

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The need for a new rescue program for Greece promises a drawn-out drama of late-night negotiations but is unlikely to trigger the sort of crisis that has threatened the breakup of the euro in the recent past.

That the collapse of the single currency is no longer an immediate danger reflects the solidity of the political bargain that saved Greece a year ago.

Aug 22, 2013

New Greek rescue promises euro drama, not crisis

LONDON/BRUSSELS, Aug 22 (Reuters) – The need for a new
rescue programme for Greece promises a drawn-out drama of
late-night negotiations but is unlikely to trigger the sort of
crisis that has threatened the breakup of the euro in the recent
past.

That the collapse of the single currency is no longer an
immediate danger reflects the solidity of the political bargain
that saved Greece a year ago.

Aug 19, 2013

Fed minutes, euro zone surveys to point the way for global economy

LONDON (Reuters) – A blend of past and present holds the key this week to gauging global economic prospects.

Month-old minutes from the Federal Reserve could offer hints on when the U.S. central bank will scale back its extraordinary stimulus and up-to-date sentiment indicators will help track momentum in the reviving euro zone.

Aug 18, 2013

Global Economy – Fed minutes, euro zone surveys to point the way

LONDON (Reuters) – A blend of past and present holds the key this week to gauging global economic prospects.

Month-old minutes from the Federal Reserve could offer hints on when the U.S. central bank will scale back its extraordinary stimulus and up-to-date sentiment indicators will help track momentum in the reviving euro zone.

    • About Alan

      "I'm the Global Economics Correspondent for Reuters News based in London. I've reported from more than 40 countries over 30 years and have had postings in Frankfurt, New York, Washington, Paris, London, Tokyo, Singapore and Beijing. From the Plaza Accord to the creation of the euro and the rise of China, I'm lucky to have covered many of the big economic stories of recent years."
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