Economic Policy

India, Canada defend free trade as US imposes tariffs

Jan 23, 2018

Just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines, the leaders of Canada and India come out forcefully Tuesday against any spiral down towards protectionism.

Canada's Trudeau says countries remaining in Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to new trade deal after US withdrawal

Jan 23, 2018

Canada's Trudeau says countries remaining in Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to new trade deal after US withdrawal

Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

Jan 23, 2018

President Donald Trump is likely to receive a mixed welcome when he visits the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, where his "America First" policies may clash with the elite event's stated interest in global cooperation.

French president hosts 140 world business leaders

Jan 22, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has hosted 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France

The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on 17 more North Koreans

Jan 22, 2018

The European Union has slapped travel bans and asset freezes on 17 North Koreans accused of illegal trading activities and side-stepping sanctions imposed on the country over its nuclear program

Race is on for succession to Europe's top economic posts

Jan 16, 2018

Europe is getting a new economic team in a complex and politically fraught game of musical chairs that will help determine the balance between austerity and spending, tight money and more central bank stimulus.

European Central Bank looks to review stimulus duration

Jan 11, 2018

Top officials at the European Central Bank at their last meeting remained wary of prematurely signaling the next steps in an expected exit from their monetary stimulus polices

Canada launches trade complaint against US over duties

Jan 11, 2018

Canada is challenging U.S. trade practices with an international complaint over Washington's use of punitive duties

Dutch Cabinet wants no referendum on law to end referendums

Dec 20, 2017

The Dutch government wants to scrap a law that allows non-binding advisory referendums _ without giving voters a say on the decision

Brexit steals some of Britain's Christmas cheer

Dec 15, 2017

The uncertainty surrounding the future trade relations between Britain and the rest of the European Union are weighing on businesses, such as Champagne distributors in Britain ahead of Christmas

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