The Group of 20 leading nations say they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2 trillion to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs, but Europe's extended stagnation remains a major stumbling block.
The global economy is continuing to strengthen and geographically diversify. The value of alternative finance and the vital role it can play in the evolving landscape was the focus of expert speakers and panelists at Falcon Group’s fifth a
Major economies in Asia and Europe finished the first quarter on a weaker note, with key manufacturing surveys fuelling expectations policymakers may be forced to act in coming months to prop up faltering growth.
The global economy started 2014 on a disjointed note with the euro zone's private sector in better shape than expected and China's vast manufacturing industry contracting for the first time in six months.
Surveys on Thursd
Increasing demand for manufactured goods drove global factory activity higher last month but the spurt in the euro zone masked a widening disparity among some of the bloc's key members.
As year-end approaches, the global econo
China's monthly data spray is likely to show a pick-up in the world's second-largest economy but precious little evidence of a shift in growth towards consumption from credit-fueled investment.
Rebalancing in China is one
US President Barack Obama faced growing pressure from Russia's Vladimir Putin and other world leaders to decide against launching military strikes in Syria, which many of them fear would hurt the global economy and push up oil prices.
More bricks in the global recovery wall are likely to slot into place in a week that could also yield more clues as to when the Federal Reserve will start unwinding its exceptional monetary stimulus.
Business surveys on Thursday suggested the world economy was on the mend, with US and Chinese manufacturing activity at multi-month highs and better-than-expected growth in the euro zone.
The data should bolster the case for the F
The world's economic crisis response team will grapple with the prospect of more market volatility on Friday as finance ministers and central bankers gather in Moscow to chart a course towards recovery.
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