Tag Archives: Growth

China’s strong economic growth blows away expectations

China, the world’s second largest economy, has eclipsed its official growth target of about 6.5 percent, expanding 6.9 percent last year. It’s the first time since 2010 that the pace of growth has picked up. Read more Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also said last week he expected growth to be at “around 6.9 percent.” Official data showed economic growth in ...

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St. Pete bomber has mental illness record, blames bad ‘personal growth’ course – investigators

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 15:11 The suspect in Wednesday’s bombing in St. Petersburg has a record of mental illness, investigators say. He was motivated by a bad experience he had with a “personal growth” training course. The suspect in the crime, which left 18 people injured this week, confessed to planning and carrying out the bomb attack, Russian Investigative ...

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Church Ltd? Clergy must stop acting like CEOs ‘chasing growth targets’

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 19:15 The clergy should stop behaving like CEOs and resume their pastoral role of leading the faithful, the Dean of Christ Church has claimed. It comes amid increasing reports of the clergy stressing out in their attempt to get more people to attend church. Speaking to an audience at the charity Sons & Friends of ...

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Apple’s record services revenue suggests growth in Apple Pay, Apple Music

Everyone’s favorite almost-trillion-dollar company reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. And while much of the attention was on stellar iPhone sales, Apple wants to make sure that people know its services business is doing great, too. “Service revenues reaches all-time high,” was the headline of the press release. But what is services revenue, exactly? Well, it incorporates a ...

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iPhone 8 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips

Apple is finally back to growth in China. The company has broken a run of sales decreases that stretches back six quarters thanks to promising early signs for the newly released iPhone 8, according to a new report from Canalys. The analyst firm recorded 40 percent annual growth for Apple in Q3 2017 with 11 million shipments during the three-month period. ...

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Migration main cause of ‘frightening’ growth in UK population, official figures reveal

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 15:20 New figures reveal migration is the main cause behind estimates that the UK’s population will swell by 3.6 million over the next 10 years, the equivalent of a city the size of Cardiff. It is expected to reach 70 million by 2029. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK population will ...

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China looks to transition from high-speed to high-quality growth

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 10:09 Chinese President Xi Jiping has pledged further liberalization of the world’s second-biggest economy, making China more open to foreign investors. Read more “China’s open door will not be closed, it will be only be opened wider,” Xi said, speaking at the opening of the once every five years Communist Party Congress on Wednesday. The ...

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Foreign investments in Russia on the rise, spurred by economic growth

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 14:45 Russian economy’s revival has led to increased foreign investments in the country, said Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin at a meeting of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council held by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “The volume of foreign direct investment more than doubled in the first half of the year, compared with the same period ...

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New York lags behind nation in millionaire growth

ALBANY — New York is falling behind in the race for millionaires. The number of New York households reporting adjusted gross incomes of $ 1 million or more grew from 282,311 in 2010 to 438,370 in 2015 — a paltry growth rate of 40% and well below the national average 55.3%, according to a review of tax data by the ...

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'They're frankly dubious!' Eurozone growth rates WILDLY exaggerated, says top economist

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), published by data firm IHS Marit, showed a six-year high in Eurozone manufacturing. It also suggested Britain’s recent export recovery ranks as the worst among Europe’s major economies. But Paul Donovan, managing director at UBS Wealth Management, dismissed the PMI as unreliable. He told US TV station CNBC earlier today: “This data has been wildly ...

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