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(January 2014) The end of 2013 saw growth of the global manufacturing sector accelerate to a 32-month high but production eased in China, India and Russia, and remained similarly modest in Brazil and South Korea despite slight rises.
(December 2013) In Masters of Money, produced in partnership with the Open University, the BBC's former economics editor Stephanie Flanders examines how three extraordinary thinkers, Keynes, Hayek and Marx, helped shape the 20th century and continue to exert a huge influence on our world today.
(December 2013) The Wall Street Journal says that last June, Xi Jinping, Chinese president, visited Trinidad and Tobago to court the leaders of 10 Caribbean countries. He came bearing some $3bn in development loans, a large sum for a tiny distressed region. The Journal said at first, such largess seems straight out of China's standard developing-world playbook: From Africa to South America, Beijing has perfected the art of buying off governments, often to win natural resources for Chinese factories or to steal sovereign recognition from Taiwan. But China's Caribbean involvement is far from business as usual. The combined Caribbean economy is no larger than that of Kansas, and only a handful of its countries - - Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago—possess exportable resources of note. A few Caribbean microstates, such as St. Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis, recognize Taiwan, but China stopped courting these states five years ago amid a Beijing-Taipei detente.
(December 2013) Dynamic emerging market and developing countries can continue their strong growth going forward if they boost productivity through structural reforms. The global economic outlook remains tepid and tailwinds of the past decade are fading. Growth in many emerging markets and developing economies has already slowed, reflecting a combination of cyclical factors and domestic supply-side constraints in some countries. Prospects will depend on how well countries do in establishing macroeconomic and structural conditions conducive to sustained growth.
(December 2013) The emerging market countries’ share of world GDP growth has increased dramatically from 37% in 2000 to just under 50% in 2012. More recently, though, growth has slowed in the emerging market world. The BRIC economies’ (i.e., Brazil, Russia, India, and China) size-weighted real GDP growth has fallen from 8.2% in 2010 to 5.5% in 2013. In 2014, weighted growth for the BRICs is again projected to continue its incremental deceleration to 5.1%.
(December 2013) In 20 years, almost half of the world’s countries could depend on their resource sector for growth. These economies have a huge opportunity to transform their prospects, and a new model could help governments capture the coming resource windfall instead of squandering it. Rising resource prices and expanded production have raised the number of countries where the resource sector represents a major share of the economy, from 58 in 1995 to 81 in 2011. That number will rise: to meet soaring demand for resources and replace rapidly depleting supply, the world should invest a total of up to $17tn in oil and gas and in minerals by 2030, double the historical rate.
(December 2013) The upturn in the global service sector accelerated in November, as the growth rate of new business inflows strengthened to a 20-month high.
(December 2013) Brazil's economy shrank in the third quarter as investment fell and manufacturing and agricultural output slumped, at a time when the country is struggling to complete projects for football's World Cup next year. Latin America's largest economy contracted 0.5% compared with the second quarter, or minus 1.9% at an annualized rate. It was the weakest quarterly performance since early 2009 but will not be the worst of the original BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries in 2013. This week, Russian news agencies reported that Alexei Ulyukayev, economy minister, said Russia's gross domestic product (GDP) would grow by 1.4% this year compared to an earlier forecast of 1.8%.
(December 2013) Global manufacturing activity was at the highest level in November since May 2011 and growth was strong in the US, Japan and the UK.
(December 2013) David Cameron, UK prime minister, has backed the Chinese government’s calls for a free trade deal between China and the European Union and at a time when talks are underway on other regional trade deals, talks on a global trade deal have stalled. Trade ministers meet to resolve their differences at the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 3-6 but India is preventing progress as a general election looms in the country.