2017

Exports, consumers drive China’s 6.9 percent growth in 2017

HONG KONG/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — China’s economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday. The numbers beat economists’ forecasts for the world’s second largest economy and the Chinese government’s own official growth target of 6.5 percent. The economy expanded at … Continue reading Exports, consumers drive China’s 6.9 percent growth in 2017

Volkswagen sales hit record of 10.74 million in 2017

FRANKFURT, Germany/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year as markets in Brazil and Russia rebounded strongly. Sales rose 4.3 percent from 10.30 million in 2016, when Volkswagen passed Japanese rival Toyota to become the globe’s largest auto producer for that year. The figures show the Wolfsburg-based company … Continue reading Volkswagen sales hit record of 10.74 million in 2017

The Latest: Airbus says it outsold Boeing in 2017

PARIS/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on Airbus (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Airbus says it sold more than 1,100 planes last year, outselling rival Boeing thanks to a raft of end-of-year deals and a growing global economy and travel demand. The European planemaker reported Monday that it delivered 718 planes in 2017, fewer than Boeing’s … Continue reading The Latest: Airbus says it outsold Boeing in 2017

German economy grew in 2017 at fastest pace in 6 years

BERLIN/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The German economy accelerated last year to grow by 2.2 percent, putting in its strongest performance for six years thanks primarily to increasing demand at home, official data showed Thursday. The figure released by the Federal Statistical Office was the strongest since 2011, when Europe’s biggest economy grew by 3.7 percent. Gross … Continue reading German economy grew in 2017 at fastest pace in 6 years

German economy grows by a robust 2.2 percent in 2017

BERLIN/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The German economy accelerated last year to grow by 2.2 percent, putting in its strongest performance for six years thanks primarily to increasing demand at home, official data showed Thursday. The figure released by the Federal Statistical Office was the strongest since 2011, when Europe’s biggest economy grew by 3.7 percent. Gross … Continue reading German economy grows by a robust 2.2 percent in 2017

Missouri Dept. of Economic Development releases September 2017 Jobs Report

Missouri Department of Economic Development Jobs Report for September 2017 JEFFERSON CITY, MO/October 18, 2017 (STL.News) – According to seasonally adjusted data released yesterday, Tuesday, October 17th, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s unemployment rate for September was 3.8 percent. Following a revision to the August employment figures that showed a total decrease … Continue reading Missouri Dept. of Economic Development releases September 2017 Jobs Report