World economy barometer

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World economy barometer

Last month's assessment of the global economy remains intact - it's looking in decent shape as we head into 2014. And global trade looks to be making a bit of a comeback at long last.

Economic Analysis

12 December 2013

  • Last month's assessment of the global economy remains intact - it's looking in decent shape as we head into 2014. And global trade looks to be making a bit of a comeback at long last
  • The eurozone remains on the recovery path, but not every member of the single-currency area is taking part. Germany is being left to do the heavy-lifting
  • After a difficult 2013, the US economy is looking ready for a much better 2014
  • Key interest rates in China have been drifting up as the authorities look to cool credit growth. Unsurprisingly, the PMIs indicate growth is still stuck in a relatively low gear

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