12. februar 2010

EU samlet : Deflation/produktionsnedgang med 4,1 procent i 2009

EU samlet : Deflationsrate havde på 4,1 procent i 2009

Britain outside and Germany inside the euro-zone showed growth as the only members in 2009

Excerpt from: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703525704575060541307035602.html?mod=djemTAR_h

“Economic growth in the euro zone slowed in the final quarter of 2009, as only one of the currency area’s four largest economies expanded.

Combined gross domestic product in the 16 countries that use the euro rose by a weaker-than-expected 0.1% in the fourth quarter from the previous quarter, and was down 2.1% on a year-to-year basis, the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat said Friday. In the third quarter, GDP rose by 0.4%.

The slowdown, and the fact that Italy and Spain both contracted, suggests that the recovery of the world’s second largest economic area may already have run out of steam after receiving a temporary boost from global restocking…”