Economic Policy

The Latest: Eurozone survey points to solid economic growth

Apr 23, 2018

A closely watched survey suggests the eurozone economy continued to grow at a solid pace in April but that the pace of expansion has eased in recent months.

Eurozone interest rates could stay frozen well into 2019

Apr 23, 2018

Weaker signals from the economy and worries about a trade war between the United State and China mean the European Central Bank is in no hurry at all to start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.

A willingness to fix the euro's flaws is fading fast

Apr 19, 2018

When Angela Merkel was finally re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for Europe's leaders to patch the cracks in the shared euro currency _ flaws that threatened to break the euro apart in 2010-12

Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs

Apr 19, 2018

Russia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum

US tells WTO it will consult with China over tariff policies

Apr 17, 2018

The United States has told the World Trade Organization it has agreed to discuss with China the Trump administration's efforts to slap tariffs on steel, aluminum and an array of goods from China

The Latest: Merkel says more speed needed for EU reforms

Apr 17, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting her sights on a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron later this week as "another building block" toward finding common solutions regarding reforms needed within the European Union

New Zealand PM: talks needed before US rejoins Pacific pact

Apr 17, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she can envision the United States re-joining the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal but not without renegotiation

In Paris, Trudeau defends benefits of EU-Canada trade deal

Apr 16, 2018

Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron said they discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries

Macron: France persuaded Trump to strike in Syria

Apr 15, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron says France persuaded President Donald Trump to stay in Syria and launch airstrikes as punishment for the Syrian government's alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma

Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

Apr 12, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron said strikes and protests will not prevent him from implementing economic changes in the country _as train workers, hospitals staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his plans to change France

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