"Slow growth equals stagnation," China's past leader Deng Xiaoping is quoted as saying. "If our economy stagnates or develops only slowly, the people will make comparisons and ask why."
North American stock markets were looking for some direction Tuesday as investors moved to the safety of gold in the wake of deadly attacks in Belgium.
European stock markets bounced back on Wednesday from the concerns over security that have dominated the past 24 hours, helped by a handful of more positive signals on the health of the world's major economies.
- USDJPY: 112.80
- EURUSD: 1.1177
- S&P 500: 2,049.80
- NASDAQ : 4,821.66