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US Housing Starts Rise Below Forecasts Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. This is 2.8 percent above the revised February estimate of 920,000, but down 5.9 percent year-on-year.

Chinese GDP Growth Slows in Q1 China’s economy advanced 7.4% in the first quarter of 2014, slowing from a 7.7% expansion in the previous period, but beating market forecasts. It is the lowest increase since the third quarter of 2012, as exports and imports contracted and growth in fixed asset investment eased.
 GDP Billion USDGDP YoYGDP QoQInterest rateInflation rateJobless rateGov. BudgetDebt/GDPCurrent AccountExchange ratePopulation
156852.60%2.60%0.25%1.50%6.70%-4.10%101.60%-2.30119.89317.30
121950.50%0.20%0.25%0.50%11.90%-3.70%90.60%1.501.35332.88
82307.40%1.40%6.00%2.40%4.10%-1.50%26.00%2.006.061354.04
59602.60%0.20%0.00%1.50%3.60%-7.60%227.20%0.70102.10127.22
34001.30%0.40%0.25%1.04%5.10%0.00%78.40%7.301.3581.84
26130.80%0.30%0.25%0.60%10.20%-4.30%93.50%-1.901.3565.28
24402.70%0.70%0.50%1.60%6.90%-6.10%88.70%-4.401.6463.26
24351.90%0.70%11.00%6.15%5.10%1.90%65.10%-3.662.41193.94
20150.80%-0.50%7.00%6.90%5.60%-0.50%8.40%4.8035.23143.35
2013-0.90%0.10%0.25%0.37%13.00%-3.00%132.60%-0.701.3559.39
18424.70%1.00%8.00%8.31%3.80%-5.30%67.57%-4.6062.721233.00
18212.66%0.70%1.00%1.10%6.90%-1.00%84.60%-3.201.1135.06
15212.80%0.80%2.50%2.70%5.80%-1.20%20.70%-2.900.8822.79
1349-0.20%0.20%0.25%-0.15%26.03%-7.30%86.00%-1.901.3546.20
11770.70%0.18%3.50%3.76%4.65%-0.60%42.85%-0.8213.37116.90
11303.70%0.90%2.50%1.30%3.50%-1.50%34.80%3.801085.1950.00
8785.72%-1.42%7.50%7.32%6.25%-1.77%23.10%-3.2012213.00245.90
7894.40%0.50%10.00%8.39%10.10%-2.80%36.00%-6.102.2775.62
7720.80%0.90%0.25%0.83%8.80%-2.50%71.30%8.301.3516.73
6321.70%0.20%0.00%0.00%3.30%0.00%35.40%13.500.917.95
5774.70%4.70%2.00%2.60%5.50%7.40%3.70%18.003.7529.55
549-5.50%14.15%22.80%10.30%-0.78%10.30%8.1224891.0075.10
5263.10%1.70%0.75%-0.60%8.50%-0.20%38.20%7.206.559.48
5001.10%-0.20%1.50%2.00%3.50%13.90%29.40%13.406.284.99
4902.70%0.60%2.50%0.70%13.60%-4.30%57.10%-1.303.1538.53
4841.00%0.50%0.25%0.89%8.50%-4.00%99.80%1.501.3511.08
4755.50%-0.20%14.73%10.90%6.40%-2.50%43.20%0.008.0241.28
4742.95%2.43%1.88%1.61%4.05%-1.60%42.40%10.5030.3323.31
4001.10%0.30%0.25%1.60%8.40%-1.50%74.50%1.801.358.44
3842.00%3.80%5.50%5.90%24.10%-4.70%39.90%-5.8011.1752.20
3821.10%0.00%16.27%57.30%7.20%-8.50%49.00%7.106.2929.72
3704.90%0.80%3.25%2.51%10.68%0.20%32.30%-3.402010.0047.10
3660.60%0.60%2.00%2.11%0.62%-4.10%44.30%-0.4033.0366.79
3604.40%4.40%1.00%1.80%4.20%8.80%16.70%17.303.679.21
3140.49%-0.60%0.20%0.40%4.20%-4.10%45.40%7.305.535.57
3045.10%2.10%3.00%3.50%3.30%-4.50%53.10%7.903.3529.20
2755.10%0.10%0.21%0.40%1.80%1.30%97.90%18.601.285.31
2682.70%-0.10%4.00%3.50%6.13%-0.70%12.20%-3.50555.6017.40
2633.00%1.10%0.50%3.90%3.10%3.20%33.10%2.107.777.22
2637.72%7.72%12.00%7.80%23.90%-2.80%11.00%7.10162.50166.21
2571.04%1.04%8.25%9.82%13.40%-9.10%79.70%-3.106.9783.66
250-0.60%-0.30%0.25%1.10%9.10%-2.00%56.90%-0.701.355.43
2506.50%1.50%3.50%3.90%7.50%-1.40%40.10%3.5045.4195.80
249-2.30%0.20%0.25%-1.30%26.70%-9.00%156.90%-7.701.3511.29
2442.91%0.80%0.75%1.30%5.80%-3.70%79.50%2.473.527.91
2315.00%3.59%10.00%8.53%6.00%-8.00%70.80%-1.10105.47178.91
2301.20%1.80%0.05%0.20%8.30%-1.44%46.04%-2.9020.4110.52
2121.70%0.60%0.25%-0.37%15.30%-4.90%124.10%-3.001.3510.54
2104.21%6.00%2.00%15.10%-5.55%31.34%6.711164.0032.58
210-0.70%-2.30%0.25%0.20%11.80%-8.20%117.40%2.101.354.58