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US economy in fourth-quarter slowdown

US economic growth slowed to under 3 percent in the final quarter of last year despite a surge in consumer spending. Analysts said the economy looked set to pick up in... more >>
 

An unusually defiant Alibaba lashes out at China

Disappointing figures, investigations by regulators and accusations the online retailer didn’t provide enough information before its IPO: China's e-commerce giant ... more >>
 

Cheap energy drives down eurozone inflation

The rate of inflation in the eurozone has sunk deeper into negative territory on the back of falling oil prices. This has already kicked the ECB into Action, as what's... more >>
 

The Philippines has 'transitioned to a tiger economy'

A Philippine official recently said the country no longer deserved to be branded the "sick man of Asia" given its fast economic expansion. DW speaks to economist Rajiv... more >>
 

World Cup glory lifts German beer sales

German beer brewers reported their first increase in sales in almost a decade, helped by strong consumption during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Just like in the football ... more >>
 

Japan economy picks up, inflation worries persist

Japan's industrial output rose in December, suggesting the world's third largest economy may be climbing out of recession. But Tokyo's attempt to overcome deflation ... more >>
 

US Senate backs Keystone pipeline plan

The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project linking Canada to Texas has been passed by the US Senate. President Barack Obama has vowed to veto the ... more >>
 

Sanctions aren't the key source of Russia's woes

Russia has been heading towards a heavy recession for a long time. Now the EU is discussing new sanctions against Moscow. What part do sanctions from the West actually... more >>
 

Amazon surprises market with fourth-quarter profit

Despite a net loss for 2014, Amazon has beaten expectations with a fourth-quarter profit of $214 million (189 million euros). Search engine Google failed to meet ... more >>
 

Amazon surprises market with solid quarterly profit

Despite a net loss for 2014, Amazon has beaten expectations with a fourth-quarter profit of $214 million (189 million euros). Search engine Google failed to meet ... more >>
 

China replaces US as top investment destination

China attracted the most direct foreign investments in 2014, while the US is down to third place behind Hong Kong, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ... more >>