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Lower activity in the first quarter of 2017 suggests both will underperform the global economy.

IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts

Lower activity in the first quarter of 2017 suggests both will underperform the global economy.

Economic and demographic collapse is coming.

Why Russia is far less threatening than it seems

Cambodian garment worker Pav Phanna says the legal minimum wage of $100 a month isn’t enough for her to care for her three children.

Garment Brands Support Workers’ Push for Higher Wages

Workers in Asia’s cheapest garment-production hubs are increasingly agitating for better pay, and some big foreign clothing brands are saying they’re willing to help finance wage increases.

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Italy is imploding in slow-motion — and it could signal the end of the euro

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Brazil's economy continues to contract

Since China's ascension to the WTO in 2002, global wages have stalled in the advanced economies, while rising rapidly in China's most important cities.

China Wage Levels Equal To Or Surpass Parts Of Europe

Since China& ascension to the WTO in global wages have stalled in the advanced economies, while rising rapidly in China& most important cities.

As the U.S. steps up sanctions, Russia's shrinking economy is struggling with low oil prices, high inflation, a battered currency and capital flight.

US sanctions have taken a big bite out of Russia's economy

steps up sanctions, Russia& shrinking economy is struggling with low oil prices, high inflation, a battered currency and capital flight.

The Bank of Portugal sharplyraised its economic growth outlook for this year to 2.5 percentfrom 1.8 percent and, although it still expected a slowdownlater on, also upped the forecast through 2019 citing strongexports and improving investment.

Bank of Portugal raises economic growth outlook for 2017-19

Is Italy Europe’s most dangerous nation?

The greatest threat to the EU lies in Italy, a country on the edge

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