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German business confidence rose to the highest level in 16 months in August, beating forecasts and indicating the recovery in Europe’s largest economy(...)

So just what is happening with the Chinese economy? Are the bulls or the bears right?The bears have been much in evidence in the past few months, as e(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday.  Expectations of an early move by the US Federal Reserve to slow its support for the US economy firmed yesterday. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Expectations of an early move by the US Federal Reserve to slow its support for the US economy firmed yesterday after the release of data showing a st(...)

A general view of the financial district of Pudong with the Shanghai Tower, which is undergoing construction scheduled to finish by the end of 2014 . The 632m (2,073 ft) Shanghai Tower will be the tallest skyscraper in China and the second tallest in the world. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese trade data in July surprised on the upside yesterday, registering surprisingly firm rebounds in both exports and imports, and sparking hope th(...)

German business morale edged up for a third straight month in July in a sign Europe’s largest economy is picking up steam and should post modest growt(...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne meets staff at Warburtons Bakery in Wednesbury near Birmingham. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

UK economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as all main industries showed expansion for the first time in three years, indicating Britain’s r(...)

The debate about whether the Chinese economy will have a “hard landing” continues, with the more bearish among the analysts finding their views suppor(...)

A construction site in central Beijing. The economy continues to be supported by property and stimulus-supported infrastructure rather than by broad private sector investment or household spending, analysts say. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Chinese GDP growth slowed to 7.7 per cent year-on-year and just 6.6 per cent quarter-on-quarter, data showed, prompting fears that economic rec(...)

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