Economic Policy

Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S-China trade hopes

Jan 11, 2019

Asian markets are mostly higher as investors cheer a more reactive Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks

Dutch, Japanese PMs offer to help save imperiled Brexit deal

Jan 9, 2019

The prime ministers of Japan and the Netherlands offer help to prevent a Brexit without a divorce deal between UK and EU

UK's Hunt says confident May will seal deal for Brexit

Jan 2, 2019

Britain's foreign secretary says he is confident Prime Minister Theresa May will obtain the concessions needed to convince enough lawmakers to back an unpopular Brexit deal

Brexit, tariffs, populism could buffet Europe in 2019

Dec 31, 2018

2019 is set to be a year of major change for Europe, with big decisions likely to have implications for the continent's economy.

Trump and China loom over a tumultuous year in Asia

Dec 29, 2018

Across Asia, there are pockets of optimism but also a pervasive feeling of disquiet as 2018 closes, a lot of which is linked to the twin political behemoths whose presence has been felt this year in every corner of Asia: China and Trump

Euro currency remains a work in progress on 20th birthday

Dec 28, 2018

Europe's experiment with sharing the euro currency is turning 20 years shortly but the nations that use it are still wrestling with how it should work best.

Sweden raises key interest rate for first time since 2011

Dec 20, 2018

Sweden's central bank says it has raised its key repo rate to -0.25 percent, from -0.50 percent, citing strong economic activity and good conditions for inflation

US, China face off again at World Trade Organization

Dec 19, 2018

China and the United States have traded barbs again at the World Trade Organization, with the U.S. ambassador accusing China of theft of technology and an envoy from Beijing retorting that the U.S. was "finger-pointing."

Germany arrests Russian suspected of breaching arms embargo

Dec 19, 2018

German prosecutors say customs officials have arrested a 68-year-old Russian man on suspicion of exporting goods suitable for missile construction to 'military recipients' in his home country

Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

Dec 19, 2018

Stocks mixed in Asia as traders mull over Fed's interest rate decision, weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data

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