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US growth slows sharply

January 29th, 2016

Episode 624 of 1091 episodes

The US economy is slowing down. In the last quarter of 2015 official figures show it grew at an annual rate of 0.7% - the previous quarter it had been 2%. The US had been the economy showing the strongest recovery after 2008, but the recent strength of the dollar has hit exports and there are still issues of confidence amongst consumers. So after years of growth, is the world's number one economy now in trouble? Our business reporter in New York, Nada Tawfik, takes a look. European and US markets were boosted by the Bank of Japan's surprise move to negative interest rates - we get the view from our reporter in Asia. And, the puzzling statistic that fewer women are going out to work in India despite it's burgeoning population. The BBC's Anu Anand investigates in Delhi.

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