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  • China's battle against slowdown is still far from won

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will probably need to ease monetary policy for the first time in two years in coming months to prevent the economy from losing too much momentum, according to economists who doubt the "mini stimulus" announced so far this year...
  • Tax Reform Key To Sparking Slow Economy

    The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform's Senate...
  • Five questions for Jesse Panuccio

    Jesse Panuccio joined the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as executive director in January 2013. He had been the general counsel to Gov. Rick Scott, managing the legal affairs of Scott's office and coordinating litigation and legal policy...
  • Japanese women and work: Holding back half the nation

    Women's lowly status in the Japanese workplace has barely improved in decades, and the country suffers as a result. Shinzo Abe would like to change that KAREN KAWABATA represents the best of Japan's intellectual capital. She has just graduated from...
  • March gladness: Hiring regains its step

    WASHINGTON A return to solid hiring in March, reported by the government Friday, eased concerns that the U.S. economy was slipping back into lower gear. Employers added 192,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent. Coming...
  • Emerging market bounce may disappoint long-term investors

    LONDON (Reuters) - A tentative recovery in emerging markets may paradoxically disappoint some investors who had hoped a sell-off earlier this year would push governments into making reforms to stimulate longer-term economic growth. Higher asset prices...
  • Anthony Orlando: More must be done to help America's unemployed

    A few years ago, when the unemployment rate was near its peak, two Swedish economists, Stefan Eriksson and Dan-Olof Rooth, conducted an experiment to find out how hard it was to get a job if you'd been unemployed for a long time. They sent 8,466...
  • Indian rupee to weaken slightly over the next year

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - The Indian rupee's recent rally is set to reverse course later this year as upbeat sentiment ahead of a general election wears off and economic growth remains slow, a Reuters poll found. Still, the rupee will not lose much and is...
  • Weak British productivity ticks up at the end of 2013

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's productivity returned to modest growth towards the end of last year, raising hopes that 2014 will bring an end to years of bafflingly low levels of output that have hindered the economic recovery. Productivity on an output-...
  • Brazil manufacturing sector expands slightly in March: PMI

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's manufacturing activity expanded for the fourth straight month in March, though at a meager pace as growth in new orders cooled, a private survey showed on Tuesday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index for the Brazilian...
  • India central bank leaves rates on hold; election, monsoon in focus

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - With elections looming and an uncertain economic growth outlook, India's central bank left interest rates on hold on Tuesday, as expected, and indicated it will keep rates steady in the near term if inflation eases towards the bank's...