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EY: 56% of investors say Europe is to regain steady growth in 5 years

Foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in Europe hit a record high in 2016, sparking the creation of almost 260,000 new jobs. Andy Baldwin, area …

foreign

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for Australia Increased @ Forex Factory

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.5 percent in March 2017 to 108.9 (2010=100). The Conference Board …

Why Bill Gates' Robot Tax Is A Seductive, Yet Terrible, Idea

What effect will automation have on the future of work and employment? It’s a topic many have debated recently. Some people are optimistic, whereas …

Basic Income

More investors positive about UK assets post Brexit, says State Street

However, 31% of institutional investor respondents say their firms will likely reduce their operational or organisational presence in the UK as a …

Brexit

The cash-strapped millennials using 'sharing economy'

The 'millennials' are the generation that came of age after the 2008 financial crisis.<p>Cash-strapped and internet-savvy, they have very different expectations about jobs, credit and money.<p>Part of the new 'sharing economy', they have taken to the idea of sharing rather than buying with a …

Sharing Economy

Macron Challenge Signaled in Latest EU Economic Recommendations - Bloomberg

The European Union highlighted the economic challenges for French President Emmanuel Macron by citing an “urgent” need for measures to counter …

Emmanuel Macron

Africa’s economy worth $3trln by 2030

AFRICA is well on track to be a $3trillion (R39.63trln) economy by 2030 through economies of nineteen countries that are expected to grow more than …

Africa

Kenya worries about China's economic influence

China's growing role in Africa's economic development has been welcomed in many countries but fears are now growing that there could be a negative aspect to the foreign investment.<p>The Chinese government has made investments such as building new roads to secure supplies of resources like oil, iron …

China

The struggle to put Venezuela back on the path to economic health

Food riots, looting threaten what should be one of the world's richest countries<p>As OPEC meets on Thursday, its most oil-rich member is collapsing …

Venezuela

The Tens Of Millions Of Forgotten Americans That The U.S. Economy Has Left Behind

(Reported By Michael Snyder) The evidence that the middle class in America is dying continues to mount. As you will see below, nearly half the …

United States

How Venezuela stumbled to the brink of collapse

Venezuela, by the numbers, resembles a country hit by civil war. Its economy, once Latin America’s richest, is estimated to have shrunk by 10 per …

Hugo Chavez

Egypt's youth struggle with unemployment and poverty

Many young Egyptians protested against the Mubarak regime in the 2011 uprising under the slogan "For Dignity, Democracy and Social Justice".<p>But with nearly one in four Egyptians between the ages of 18 and 29 unemployed - and just over half all young Egyptians classified as living in poverty …

Egypt

Economic growth comes down to labor productivity

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>President Trump’s economic team paints a rosier picture about what his policies could accomplish than the economics profession is …

Economics

State of Nigerian economy at halfway mark - 2

Professor Soludo, ex-Chief Economic Adviser to President Obasanjo and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is an intriguing fellow. …

Economics

Venezuela: Forty Years Of Economic Decline, Part 2

<i>This is Part Two of a two-part series. Part One is here.</i><p>The brunt of the blame for Venezuela’s current economic catastrophe should fall on Hugo …

Economics

The crossroads of sustainable economic development | Leon Toh | TEDxYouth@Maastricht

China Is the Future of the Sharing Economy

Conditions are ideal for the sector to thrive.<p>It's been an excellent few months for startups in China's sharing economy. Perhaps too good. The bike-sharing industry landed its first unicorn, and companies that allow phone users to share battery packs have raised at least $150 million in recent …

China

Microfinance in Vietnam aids rural economic divide

In Vietnam many are enjoying the benefits of a growing economy, but with high inflation rates and government's tightening credit controls, the country's less well off are struggling to borrow money.<p>Hoang Nguyen of the BBC's Vietnamese service has been to Soc Son to meet the farmers hoping to grow …

Vietnam

Looting rises in Venezuela as economy plummets

Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long<p>A coroner's inquest into an attack on a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has found police waited too long to resolve the situation. Two hostages and the gunman were killed during the Lindt cafe siege more than two years ago.<p>A coroner's …

World News

Former FBI director to investigate ties between Donald Trump and Russia

A former FBI director will now head up the investigation into possible ties between Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia.

Donald Trump

Russia's economy is recovering well

Russia's economy is on the mend.<p>The country is recovering nicely from a recession and should see economic growth of 1.4% this year, according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund.<p>Russia is heavily dependent on oil exports and was hit hard when crude prices started to crash in 2014. …

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Saudi Arabia Bets on Trump Economy

While President Donald Trump takes off on his first foreign trip – a week-long tour of the Middle East and Europe – he will meet first with the United States’ greatest regional ally in the fight against terror, Saudi Arabia, which has shown increasing confidence in the U.S. economy under …

Oil

From the rubble of Syria's economy, an inspiring small-business story emerges

Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told.<p>Hanan Odah is a 30-year-old …

Global Economic Perspective: May

In this month's Global Economic Perspective, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group examines the aftermath of the French election in Europe, signs of …

U.S. Economy

Asean internet economy worth $50B, home to 230M digital consumers

Number of digital consumers in Southeast Asia has climbed 50 percent over the past year to 200 million, fuelling a US$50 billion internet economy …

South-east Asia

Japan's economy is growing, but don't call it a hot streak

Japan's economic engine may not exactly be roaring, but there is a definite hum in the air.<p>The economy grew for a fifth consecutive quarter at the …

Japan

India's economic rise - in 60 seconds

As part of a special day of programmes about India, BBC News looks at the factors helping India's economy compete on the world stage.<p><i>Video Journalist: Dougal Shaw</i><p><i>Source of statistics: International Monetary Fund and World Bank</i>

India

Crisis No Stop to Brazil Bulls as Economic Pain Seen Contained - Bloomberg

A day after plummeting share prices triggered circuit breakers on Brazil’s main exchange, investors are already looking beyond the political crisis …

Nigeria Faces Prospects of Fragile Economic Recovery in 2017

<b>ABUJA, May 19, 2017--</b>Nigeria can build on the oil-driven economic recovery anticipated for it in 2017 by strengthening its macroeconomic policy …

Economics