Croatia's economy to grow by 1.9% in 2016 — IMF

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Croatia's economy to grow by 1.9% in 2016 — IMF 

ZAGREB, Oct. 5 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday reaffirmed its projection for Croatia's economic growth by 1.9 percent in 2016.

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News Analysis: Protracted economic malaise spells death of "Abenomics" in Japan

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on News Analysis: Protracted economic malaise spells death of "Abenomics" in Japan 

TOKYO, Feb. 15 — Japan's economy contracting in the last quarter more severely than median market expectations, against a backdrop of ballooning social welfare costs connected to an ongoing demographic crisis, has led some analysts to believe that the "Abenomics" rhetoric has run its course.

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British preliminary GDP growth rises 0.5 pct in Q4

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on British preliminary GDP growth rises 0.5 pct in Q4 

LONDON, Jan. 28 — British gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.5 percent in the three months to end of December 2015 compared with previous quarter, according to the preliminary estimate that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published on Thursday.

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(Yearender) PHL sails through uncertainties; still one of Asia’s fastest-growing major economies

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Yearender) PHL sails through uncertainties; still one of Asia’s fastest-growing major economies 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Dec. 25 (PNA) — The Philippines has cemented its position as one of Asia’s fastest-growing major economies despite uncertainties in 2015, and now appears en route to becoming a member of the upper middle-income countries over the next six years.

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Escudero says vibrant manufacturing sector will create jobs for 2.37 million unemployed Filipinosby Jelly F. Musico

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Escudero says vibrant manufacturing sector will create jobs for 2.37 million unemployed Filipinosby Jelly F. Musico 

MANILA, Dec. 20 – Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero said on Sunday the government should take the lead in beefing up investments in the manufacturing sector which has a huge potential to create jobs for an estimated 2.37 million unemployed Filipinos.

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China central bank projects 2016 growth at 6.8 pct

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on China central bank projects 2016 growth at 6.8 pct 

BEIJING, Dec. 16 — China's central bank projected its baseline forecast for 2016 growth at 6.8 percent on Wednesday, expecting the number of positive factors to gradually increase despite downward pressure on the economy.

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Roundup: S. Korea unveils growth strategy after cutting 2016 growth outlook

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: S. Korea unveils growth strategy after cutting 2016 growth outlook 

SEOUL, Dec. 16 — South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a strategy to reinvigorate its lackluster economy as the country showed a gloomier assessment by cutting its growth forecast for 2016.

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Consumer-related stocks likely to be investors' favorite in 2016: UBS

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Consumer-related stocks likely to be investors' favorite in 2016: UBS 

BEIJING, Dec. 7 — China's economic transition toward more consumption will likely feed investors' interest in consumer-related stocks listed on the Chinese mainland next year.0 The rising share of services and consumption has contributed to growth of the world's second largest economy.

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Listening to Reason: Turkish MPs warn Russian sanctions could be disastrous

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Listening to Reason: Turkish MPs warn Russian sanctions could be disastrous 

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 — Turkey could lose up to 20 billion dollars annually, or about 3 percent of its GDP, due to Russian sanctions, according to Turkish MPs.

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(Feature) Addressing malnutrition should start from mother's pregnancy until the baby is two years old –NNC

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Addressing malnutrition should start from mother's pregnancy until the baby is two years old –NNC 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Nov. 8 (PNA) — Malnutrition problem can be more effectively addressed if proper interventions are done from the mother's conception until the baby is two years old when the child begins to grow, according to Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Maria Bernadita T. Flores, who is the concurrent Executive Director of the National Nutrition Council (NNC).

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