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China 2019 Growth Weakest In Nearly Three Decades China's GDP growth slowed sharply to its weakest level in 29 years in 2019, as the economy struggled with subdued demand both at home and abroad amid the trade spat with the United States. The government had announced several stimulus packages for different sectors to cushion the impact of the slowdown. Official data also revealed that the country's birth rate dropped to a record low in 2019.

German Economy Expands For 10th Year, Logs Yet Another Budget Surplus Germany's economy expanded for a tenth year in a row in 2019. But the growth in the biggest euro area economy was the slowest in six years as manufacturing remained weak and exports were subdued amid sluggish demand. Growth remained underpinned by private consumption and the booming construction sector. The country's budget surplus, the eighth in a row, shrunk sharply from the previous year.

Best Airlines in the World Consumer aviation website Skytrax has announced the 2019 World Airline Awards. The World Airline Awards were introduced by Skytrax in 1999. The awards are given based on the world’s largest, annual airline passenger satisfaction survey. The award winning airlines are voted for by customers. The focus of Skytrax’s annual survey is for travelers to make their own, personal choices as to which airlines they consider to be best. The Skytrax World Airline Awards are described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry.” This year, more than 100 customer nationalities participated in the survey, with 21.7 million eligible entries from airline passengers counted in the results. Over 300 airlines are featured in this year’s survey results. The online survey operated from September 2018 to May 2019.

Biotech Stocks Facing FDA Decision In December 2019 As we begin the final month of the year, it’s time to take a look at the drug candidates lined up at the FDA altar awaiting the federal agency's decision.

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