The World Bank has given the global economy an upbeat assessment. It says both establised and emerging economies will grow in 2014.
German Chancellor Merkel and Chinese President Xi may strive to champion global free commerce and present a united front against US President Trump's protectionism. But all is not well between the two trade partners.
Economic expansion in Europe's powerhouse is continuing in 2018, but GDP growth has slowed considerably, leaving observers disappointed. Nevertheless, the government sees no cause for alarm right now.
Trump’s decision to end the Iran nuclear deal will hit the Iranian economy, although with China and the EU not on board the impact may be less severe than some fear. How Iran's banking system fares could tell us more.
The world economy is growing fast and according to a respected UK economic forecaster, that is behind an improved British growth forecast. As ever though, the outcome of Brexit decides all.
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