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US firms brighten their earnings outlook

The profit recession that has weighed on large-cap stocks on Wall Street for the past three quarters may be loosening its grip as US companies allow a hint of blue sky to poke through the gloom. As companies share their expectatio

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GCC growth forecasts cut further despite oil rebound

Analysts have cut their economic growth forecasts for the Gulf Arab oil exporting states further despite a rebound in crude prices, because of the impact of governments' austerity policies, a Reuters poll found. Brent crude oi

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GCC ‘may avoid recession despite challenges’

Serious fiscal reform should see the GCC region avoid recession, despite weaker oil prices presenting a serious challenge to the growth outlook, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, pleas

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Invest your way out of a recession

During periods of recession, companies face two options: they could either retrench in order to try and save their way out of the recession or invest their way out of a recession. Which one should they choose and why? An expert explores.

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Asian shares skid to 2011 levels as oil plummets

Asian shares slid to their lowest levels since late 2011 on Monday after weak US economic data and massive falls in oil prices stoked further worries about a global economic downturn. Oil prices fell as much as 4 per cent on Monda

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Gulf growth forecasts cut but region to avoid recession

Analysts have cut their forecasts for economic growth in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf's other rich oil states this year but still expect the region to avoid recession by a comfortable margin, a Reuters poll found. The median fore

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Japan export growth slows sharply, raising fears of recession

Japan's annual export growth slowed to a crawl in September as shrinking sales to China hurt the volume of shipments, raising fears that weak overseas demand may have pushed the economy into recession. Ministry of Finance data

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Oil demand to stay weak in H1 on Mideast, Russia

Global oil demand will ultimately react to lower prices, though it could stay weak in the first of the year as Middle East growth slows and Russia heads into recession, a report said. Models suggest a six-month lag and a limited r

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Growth worries grip world's stock, oil markets

European stock markets fell for a second day on Wednesday, pushing world share indices back towards their lowest in six months as concern mounts over global economic growth. New York markets were set to open flat to higher and cur

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Global officials to warn of economic risk

Finance and development ministers from around the world next week will warn of considerable downside risks to the global economy, and call for an effort to protect the world's poor, a report said. With Europe flirting with def

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