Economic outlook

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier briefs the media about German government's economic growth forecast for 2019, during a news conference in Berlin, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The German government has slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year. (Foto: Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 6:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year, halving its outlook to a meager 0.5%. The update came less than three months after the government cut its forecast to 1% from 1.8% in late January. Weaker growth...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 17, 2019 - 5:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year and is now predicting growth of only 0.5%. Wednesday's forecast halves the 1% estimate the government presented in late January, when it cut its forecast from 1.8%. It...
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World Bank President David Malpas, left, speaks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a group photo of the G20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 13, 2019 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy is likely to pull out of a brief growth slump later this year — with a little help from the world's central banks and from U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators. Global finance leaders gathered from the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the...
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April 13, 2019 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy is likely to pull out of a brief growth slump later this year — with a little help from the world's central banks and from U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators. Global finance leaders gathered from the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the...
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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso, speaks during a G20 news conference, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major powers acknowledged Friday that the global economy is in a slowdown, but they forecast that growth will pick up by the second half of this year, thanks to interest-rate policies from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Officials of...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a one-on-one talk on Balancing Nature and the Global Economy, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 1:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With global growth slowing and many countries struggling with high debts, now is not the time for the "self-inflicted" economic wound of trade wars, the head of the International Monetary Fund is warning. "The key is to avoid the wrong policies, and this is especially the case for...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, gestures as he and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer pose for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China said Thursday, April 11, 2019, that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
April 11, 2019 - 6:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at...
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April 11, 2019 - 5:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at...
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April 11, 2019 - 5:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China says trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Thursday said the latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress." The...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Asian shares fell Wednesday following a slide on Wall Street amid growing tensions between the U.S. and the European Union and a dim forecast on global economic growth.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 10, 2019 - 5:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday amid growing tensions between the U.S. and the European Union and a dim forecast on global economic growth. France's CAC 40 rose 0.4% in early trading to 5,455.98, while Germany's DAX gained 0.5% to 11,907.95. Britain's FTSE 100 was little changed but...
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