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Good times are ideal for building 'buffers and resilience': IMF

The U.S. is the only country among advanced economies where the public debt-to-GDP ratio is forecasted to go up, says Vitor Gaspar of the IMF.


US growth rate won’t be enough to control the deficit, economist warns

The CBO projects the federal deficit will top a staggering $1 trillion in the next two years, and debt could equal GDP within a decade.


Asia markets drift lower as investors digest China data

Asian markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday after China reported that first-quarter GDP growth topped expectations.


We are 'well hedged' in the case of a potential trade war, says leading global agri-business

A trade war would have serious consequences for global GDP growth, but Olam's strategic business model has placed the company in a stable position, said Sunny Verghese, the CEO of Olam International.


China says its economy grew 6.8% in the first quarter of 2018, topping expectations

China reported its first-quarter 2018 GDP figures on Tuesday.


China is likely to meet its 6.5% GDP growth target for 2018: Economist

China's better-than-expected retail sales and overall GDP are on track, but some moderation is expected later in the year, says David Fernandez of Barclays.


China's import growth has been 'very strong': Economist

Sian Fenner of Oxford Economics explains why she sees first quarter GDP from China at 6.6 percent, a bit below other forecasts.


Fed minutes: 'All' members see higher GDP and inflation, and more rate hikes

Federal officials at their most recent meeting saw an economy growing at a strong pace and inflation moving up as well.


Portugal is set to break away from a 25-year long budget deficit

The Portuguese government is forecasting a budget surplus of 0.25 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020.


The GOP tax plan means short-term gains for the economy, but federal debt is primed to explode, CBO analysis says

The CBO estimated the cumulative deficit over the next decade will be $1.6 trillion larger than previously projected. By 2028, national debt would total 96 percent of GDP.