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    NBC

    As China’s economy falters, so does middle class confidence

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    1. China's economic slowdown is causing uncertainty for the country's middle class, which makes up over half of the population. The economy grew by 5.2% last year, compared to an average annual growth of about 7% last decade, and over 10% in the 2000s.
    Economy
    5 min read
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    DW

    Is Italy overtaking Germany as Europe's economic powerhouse?

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    1. In 2019, Italy's economy has grown by 3.8%. That's twice as much as the French economy and five times more than the German one.
    Economy
    5 min read
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    El Pais

    Germany’s paralysis threatens European economy

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    1. Germany's economic outlook is bleak, with the country's five major economic research institutes significantly reducing their growth forecasts for 2024 from 1.3% to 0.1%. This follows a 0.3% decline in the country's GDP last year.
    Economy
    5 min read
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    TIME

    There's something very fishy about the global seafood supply

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    1. Recent investigations have revealed serious human rights abuses in the industrial fishing industry, including forced labor on Chinese fishing ships and in Chinese processing plants, which supply major restaurant and grocery store chains in the U.S. and Europe.
    Economy
    3 min read
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    AP News

    Wind and sun are free, but it's harder to get renewable energy projects built these days. Here's why

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    1. The village of Sprakebuell in Germany has become a showcase for investment in renewable energy, with local residents benefiting financially from the electricity generated by wind turbines in the area. The steady income from the wind parks provides a financial buffer for the villagers.
    Economy
    6 min read
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    TIME

    Why the U.S. economy is surging, as China's stumbles

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    1. The belief that China's economy would surpass the U.S. is now uncertain due to a variety of factors including a halt in population growth, entrepreneurs leaving the country, a decrease in foreign direct investment, and a struggling stock market.
    Economy
    4 min read
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    Politico

    Big Chocolate is conning you this Easter

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    1. European chocolate lovers are facing a bitter Easter, with prices jumping as much as 50% due to a global cocoa shortage. This has been caused by extreme weather in Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa producer.
    Economy
    1 min read
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    El Pais

    The thriving US economy of discontent

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    1. The U.S. economy has shown resilience despite challenges such as high inflation, interest rate hikes, and government deficits. The economy grew by 2.5% last year and continues to expand in 2024, defying predictions of a recession.
    Economy
    10 min read
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    Euronews

    How far are we from paying taxes in cryptocurrencies in Europe?

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    1. Switzerland is leading Europe in integrating cryptocurrencies into traditional banking systems, with some residents already able to pay taxes using digital currencies. The European Union is also making strides in regulating crypto assets, with the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation set to come into effect next year.
    Economy
    6 min read
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    CNN

    China’s leaders pledged to upgrade the economy. Why are investors so skeptical?

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    1. Chinese leaders have set an ambitious economic growth target of around 5% for 2024, with a focus on technology innovation and industrial upgrading. However, the lack of major stimulus measures to increase income and spur consumption has disappointed investors.
    Economy
    4 min read
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    Politico

    European farmers say they’re being screwed by Big Food. Is a price floor the answer?

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    1. French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed setting minimum prices for farmers to sell their produce to the food industry, a move seen as a U-turn after his government previously rejected similar proposals.
    Economy
    2 min read
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    Vox

    China’s new economic growth plan isn’t really a plan at all

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    1. The Chinese government has outlined a plan to boost the country's economic growth, setting a target of a 5% increase in its GDP for the next year. However, experts believe the plan falls short of the transformative strategy needed to address China's debt and consumer confidence crises.
    Economy
    6 min read
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    AP News

    China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage its property market

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    1. China's slowing economy will be the main focus of this week's meeting of its ceremonial national legislature, with the Communist Party seeking ways to stimulate stronger, sustained growth. The country is facing challenges such as an aging workforce, strained relations with the U.S., and a crisis in housing construction -- a key driver of the economy.
    Economy
    5 min read
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    BBC

    Gen Alpha are ready to spend – and they want to be treated like adults

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    1. Generation Alpha, born between 2010 and 2024, is more brand-aware than ever and prefers to shop at the same stores as their millennial parents.
    Economy
    7 min read
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    CNN

    Why India’s economy under Modi offers a real alternative to China

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    1. India's economic growth and development since 2014 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attracted global investors, contrasting with China's economic challenges and capital flight. The value of companies listed on India's exchanges surpassed $4 trillion last year and is expected to more than double to $10 trillion by 2030.
    Economy
    5 min read
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    Politico

    The West tried to crush Russia’s economy. Why hasn’t it worked?

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    1. The U.S. and its partners have used economic sanctions against Russia, targeting individuals, companies and state bodies including financial institutions and central banks. Anyone who fails to comply with the sanctions could face criminal charges, hefty fines and frozen assets.
    Economy
    3 min read
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    CNN

    Think falling prices would help? They could destroy an economy. Just ask China

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    1. U.S. markets were negatively impacted after January's Consumer Price Index showed higher than expected inflation, leading investors to believe that interest rate cuts are unlikely in the near future.
    Economy
    2 min read
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    El Pais

    The tractor revolution: Contradictions and twists

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    1. Protests by Europe's agricultural sector have highlighted the diverse range of issues faced by different types of farmers -- from those who own large-scale pig farms to those who practice regenerative agriculture. The protests have drawn attention to the fact that the current food system is seen as a failure by many, regardless of their political or dietary preferences.
    Economy
    5 min read
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    DW

    Recession in Japan makes Germany third largest economy

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    1. Germany has surpassed Japan to become the world's third-largest economy, with a nominal GDP of $4.5 trillion in 2023 compared with Japan's $4.2 trillion.
    Economy
    2 min read
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    BBC

    Why the US economy is powering ahead of Europe's

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    1. The U.S. economy grew by more than 3% last year, outpacing all other advanced economies. It's on track to do so again in 2024.
    Economy
    4 min read