Kyle McKinnon Interview
Gross domestic product (GDP) figures may continue to be released like clockwork every quarter, but they increasingly provide an incomplete picture of economic activity, argues Swiss economist Thomas Straubhaar.
German business confidence has dropped off a little above expectations. But Europe's biggest economy was still set for solid growth in the first quarter of the year, analysts from the ifo research institute insisted.
Since 2012, Myanmar has seen a steady economic growth, but most people in the Southeast Asian country still don't possess a bank account and prefer to use cash for financial dealings. Ate Hoekstra reports from Yangon.
Consumers, retailers and the Japanese government are all committed to the widespread adoption of virtual currencies – although concerns linger that the craze for virtual cash may pass. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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