Germany: German Economy Avoids Recession
GDP figures released today show that the German economy avoided falling into recession in the third quarter. The economy grew 0.1%, which h contrasted the 0.1% contraction seen in the previous quarter. (Source: BBC)

Malaysia: Amid Concerns Over Impact of Fragile Global Economy, Malaysia GDP Grows 5.6pc in Q3
Malaysia’s economy grew 5.6 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, as expected, slowing from 6.4 per cent growth in the second quarter, amid concerns over the impact of a fragile global economy on Malaysian exports. (Source: The Malay Online)

Global: Ukraine and Russia Take Center Stage as Leaders Gather for G20
The G20 leaders summit in Australia starting on Saturday is setting up as a showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine. (Source: Reuters)

France: France GDP Beats Forecasts, Germany Avoids Recession
The French economy grew more than expected, according to preliminary estimates. GDP rose 0.3% over the previous quarter in Q3, beating expectations of a 0.2% increase. The figure came in above two consecutive quarters of stagnated growth (Source: CNBC).

Russia: Is Russia Planning a Winter Offensive?
Michael Kofman, from Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, expresses his opinion on a potential Russian offensive soon. The buildup of separatist forces in Donetsk, Ukraine, and Moscow’s patently confrontational tone are raising the specter of another offensive in eastern Ukraine before winter grips the region. (Source: CNN)

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