China's economy grew 7.5 percent in the second quarter from the year-ago period, beating a broad consensus estimate of 7.4 percent and coming after the 7.4 percent expansion in the first quarter.
A switched-on Westminster could unbuckle our London-centric political system and place every UK region, town and city at the heart of policy-making.
Japan's economic growth was revised sharply higher in the first quarter, data on Monday showed, indicating the economy is in better shape than anticipated to weather a rise in the country's consumption tax.
Russian investment banking activity has been hit this year by the faltering economy and the Ukraine crisis, putting pressure on Moscow bankers to get creative in offering local firms different ways to raise capital instead of the standard fare of international share and bond issues.
A "clumsy" unwinding will have a very negative effect on the world economy, OppenheimerFunds CEO Bill Glavin told CNBC.
A few months ago, economists suspected further stimulus from the Bank of Japan was likely this year to help take the sting out of a rise in Japan's sales tax. That prospect now looks less likely as the economy is showing signs of holding up well.
Some more good news for the U.K. economy as unemployment fell to its lowest level in over five years, and wage growth rose by more than inflation.
France is under renewed pressure to cut its budget deficit, after the European Commission forecast it would miss its 2015 reduction target.
Investors need not worry about naysayers' myriad structural flaws of American economy. Some of these problems do exist, most are fanciful, but none are currently responsible for America's Mediterranean style output gap.
Euro zone inflation picked up in April, but remained below expectations, maintaining pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to stimulate the economy.