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Asian economic outlook – graphic of the day

While risks to the Asia-Pacific region’s growth outlook have eased, further shock to global financial markets from the U.S. tapering of stimulus and expected policy tightening, an uneven recovery in developed economies, and the possibility of slower growth in China as it aims to curb credit expansion would weigh on the region’s economic uptrend. Today’s graphic summarizes the Asian Development Bank’s latest forecast for Asia in four different charts.

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India growth – graphic of the day

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.

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UK economic recoveries since 1955 – graphic of the day

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.

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Defense budgets – graphic of the day

The Military Balance is the IISS annual assessment of the military capabilities and defense economics of 171 countries worldwide. Today’s graphic ranks the top 15 countries by military spending in dollars and as a percentage of GDP.

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Global growth forecast – graphic of the day

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.

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Global growth outlook – graphic of the day

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.

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The “Fragile Five” – graphic of the day

Balance of payments deficits widened over 2013 in four of the “Fragile Five” emerging economies, highlighting their heavy reliance on foreign capital. Today’s graphic compares the current account deficit/surplus as a percentage of GDP between South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, India, & Indonesia.

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France’s vital signs – graphic of the day

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.

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Discover the Essentials for China

China has set a 7% annual economic growth target in its five year plan that runs until 2015. With a new leadership team in place, China is poised to launch its most serious economic reform drive since the 1990s. This video will show you how to explore various investment options in China by using Thomson Reuters Eikon.

Iberoamerican economies – graphic of the day

Today’s graphic shows the changes in GDP of the biggest economies in the Iberoamerican community over the last 20 years. Are you surprised by any of the countries that have seen the biggest shifts in GDP? If you had to forecast this out to 2020, what do you think it would look like. Which country do you expect to grow the most? Least?

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