Economic Policy

Stocks drop after Trump says he's ready to step up trade war

Jul 20, 2018

World stock markets are falling sharply after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to put new tariffs on all Chinese imports. The comments escalate a trade war that could hit global economic growth.

Asian markets fall as China, US ready for more tariffs

Jul 20, 2018

Asian markets fall as China, US ready for more tariffs hikes

Canada threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

Jul 19, 2018

Canada's government is warning the Trump administration that it will hit back if the U.S. imposes tariffs on imports of Canadian automotive products

ECB research says stimulus didn't favor the rich

Jul 18, 2018

The European Central Bank is quietly pushing back against criticism of its stimulus policies, publishing a research paper from economists who found the bank's efforts did not increase inequality in wealth or income

World markets turn lower ahead of comments by Fed chair

Jul 17, 2018

World stock markets are mostly lower as investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress for clues on U.S. interest rates.

Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

Jul 17, 2018

Asian markets are lower as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track

World markets tumble as US, China intensify their trade war

Jul 11, 2018

Global stocks are sharply lower after Beijing hit back at U.S. plans for tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese exports

Stocks tumble as Asia braces for more US tariffs on China

Jul 11, 2018

Asian markets tumble as U.S. prepares to hit China with tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese products

Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

Jul 10, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher as overnight gains on Wall Street as the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment

Germany, China lobby against US trade tariffs

Jul 9, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang are speaking out against trade tariffs imposed by Washington, saying open multilateral trade is to everyone's benefit

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