Over the last decade, the center of rapid growth in India has shifted northward and inland, to the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Today’s graphic looks at the change in GDP throughout different regions of India.
Driven by a pick-up in business investment and trade, Britain’s economic recovery broadened in the last three months of 2013. Led by consumer spending and a turnaround in the housing market, the surprisingly rapid upturn suggests a more balanced recovery may be building. Today’s graphic tracks UK economic recoveries since 1955 and the recovery time needed after each recession.
Launched in October 2013, a new independent financial and business news service called ‘the Source’ is thriving in Zimbabwe. Supported by Thomson Reuters Foundation and the European Journalism Centre, the Source provides citizens, media organisations, and potential investors in Zimbabwe with greater access to financial and business news and analysis.
We spoke to Editor in Chief Nelson Banya about the challenges of telling a complex economic story in a difficult climate. (more…)
More than two decades after the end of the civil war, El Salvador remains deeply divided between left and right while the rise of violent street gangs has been spurred by persistent poverty and sluggish economic growth. Today’s graphic shows the main concerns of Salvadorans based on a poll of the key problems in the country.
The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for global growth for the first time in nearly two years. Today’s graphic shows the growth forecasts for the world economy and a selection of advanced and emerging/developing economies.
The World Bank raised its forecast for global growth for the first time in three years as advanced economies started to pick up pace, led by the United States. The improved outlook suggests the world economy is finally breaking away from a arduous recovery after the global financial crisis. Today’s graphic looks at the World Banks global growth outlook.
The table below lists the top economic releases expected this week, including the media forecast of analyst surveyed by Reuters and the last reported figure. The bottom half is a snapshot of key economic figures for the world’s largest economies.
France’s economic picture is among the weakest of the main rich nations. Today’s graphic uses five charts to show how France has a lethal combination of high social expenditure, low average working hours, a heavy debt burden, increasing unemployment and decreasing consumer confidence. Make sure to check out the Reuters special report on how Peugeot and France ran out of gas.
On the face of it, things are looking up after Robert Mugabe’s landslide presidential election victory in July: growth forecasts are positive as agriculture recovers, inflation has been kept in check and the stock market is beginning to turn a corner. However, Zimbabwe’s manufacturing heartlands, which accounted for a quarter of the economy a generation ago, are now wastelands – and some fear the decay is permanent. Today’s graphic shows a variety of charts on Zimbabwe’s economy in the 33 years that Robert Mugabe has been in power.