World GDP

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Growth in the global economy slowed to 2.7% year on year in the final quarter of 2014, down from 2.9% the previous quarter. Despite experiencing its weakest GDP increase in 24 years in 2014, China remained the largest contributor to global growth. India was the fastest-growing country for a second quarter, staying ahead of China by a small margin. More...

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By TheFinancial On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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By TheFinancial On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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By TheFinancial On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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By TheFinancial On Friday, August 21st, 2015
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Onion price rises to Rs 54/kg at Lasalgaon due to tight supply

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