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  1. Jordan GDP grows over 2% in 2021 - Jordan TV
    Reuters | 06:01 AM EST

    Jordan's gross domestic product achieved growth of more than 2% in 2021, Jordan Television channel reported on Sunday, citing the planning minister.

  2. Maduro says he expects Venezuelan economy grew 4% in 2021
    Reuters | 01/15/22 08:48 PM EST

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expects the South American country's economy grew by more than 4% last year, following eight years of recession and rising prices, he said on Saturday. Venezuela's central bank has not updated figures for the country's gross domestic product since the third quarter of 2019, when GDP contracted 26.8% versus the same period in 2018.

  3. China's Q4 GDP growth seen hitting 1-1/2-year low, raising heat on policymakers
    Reuters | 01/15/22 08:05 PM EST

    China's economy likely grew at the slowest pace in 1-1/2 years in the fourth quarter, dragged by weaker demand due to a property downturn, curbs on debt and strict COVID-19 measures, raising heat on policymakers to roll out more easing steps.

  4. China's Q4 GDP growth seen hitting 1-1/2-year low, raising heat on policymakers
    Reuters | 01/15/22 08:00 PM EST

    * China Q4 GDP growth seen slowing to 3.6% y/y, vs Q3's 4.9% * Growth seen at 8.0% in 2021, 5.2% in 2022. * Q4 GDP, Dec activity data due Jan. 17 at 0200 GMT. * Expectations of more policy easing are growing. By Kevin Yao.

  5. French 2021 budget deficit seen lower than expected at 7% of GDP -minister
    Reuters | 01/15/22 06:02 PM EST

    France's stronger than expected economic recovery last year means the public sector budget deficit should come in better than planned, the budget minister said in an interview published on Sunday.

  6. BRIEF-Fitch Revises Andorra's Outlook To Positive Affirms At 'Bbb+'
    Reuters | 01/14/22 05:45 PM EST

    * FITCH REVISES ANDORRA'S OUTLOOK TO POSITIVE; AFFIRMS AT 'BBB+' * FITCH SAYS EXPECTS RECOVERY IN GDP GROWTH AND DECLINE IN FISCAL SUPPORT IN ANDORRA TO UNDERPIN A RETURN TO GENERAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL SURPLUS IN 2022. * FITCH ON ANDORRA SAYS IN 2022, EXPECT DIRECT TAX REVENUES TO BENEFIT FROM HIGH EMPLOYMENT RATE, WHICH WAS AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN 10 YEARS IN 3Q21.

  7. GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks stumble, yields jump on rates outlook; oil rallies
    Reuters | 01/14/22 04:41 PM EST

    * U.S., European and Asian stocks down. * Profitability warning from JPMorgan (JPM) casts pall. * Falls follow signals from U.S. Fed policymakers. * Oil rallies; U.S. dollar steady after 3-day decline. By Koh Gui Qing.

  8. FOREX-Dollar snaps three-day losing streak as selling pressure abates
    Reuters | 01/14/22 03:50 PM EST

    * Dollar index up 0.3% * U.S. retail sales plunge in December. By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed. The U.S. dollar snapped a three-day losing streak on Friday as the recent selling spree driven by the view that Federal Reserve tightening moves were largely priced in abated, and as weaker risk appetite in financial markets led investors to shun riskier currencies.

  9. Canada faces significant financial risks if net-zero actions delayed
    Reuters | 01/14/22 02:02 PM EST

    Canada's low-carbon transition poses important risks for some sectors, and delaying actions to prepare could expose financial institutions and investors to "sudden and large losses," the country's central bank and financial regulator said in a report on Friday.

  10. ECB tightening wouldn't push down energy prices - Schnabel
    Reuters | 01/14/22 01:28 PM EST

    Raising interest rates in the euro zone would not push down soaring energy prices, European Central Bank board member Isabel Schnabel said in remarks published on Friday, adding that any tightening of monetary policy would have an impact much later. "We must not raise interest rates too early," Sueddeutsche Zeitung quoted Schnabel as saying in an interview.

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