Economic Policy

EU foreign policy chief wants quick Australian trade deal

Aug 8, 2018

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says she wants a free trade agreement with Australia as soon as possible as an example against protectionism.

Asian diplomats press N. Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

Aug 4, 2018

Asia's top diplomats press North Korea to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns that it's proceeding with its nuclear and missile programs

Germany tightens cash transfer rules as Iran seeks funds

Aug 4, 2018

Germany's central bank is changing its terms and conditions to provide for deeper scrutiny of cash transfers, a move that comes as Iran seeks to repatriate cash held in a Hamburg-based bank and the U.S. presses allies to get tough on Tehran

World shares mixed on fears of higher US tariffs on China

Aug 1, 2018

World shares are mixed on uncertainties over trade. News that the U.S. and China may be working to reopen trade talks was overshadowed by reports of plans for even higher tariffs on Chinese imports.

World stocks lose shine after weaker European, Chinese data

Jul 31, 2018

World stock markets are mixed after economic releases for China and the 19-country eurozone showed a small slowdown amid concerns about U.S. tariffs.

European economic expansion slows amid trade fears

Jul 31, 2018

Europe's economy slowed further in the second quarter amid jitters over a possible global trade war

Germany buys stake in grid operator to fend off Chinese bid

Jul 27, 2018

Germany's state-owned KfW bank is buying a 20 percent stake in electricity grid operator 50Hertz, fending off a bid from a Chinese company

European Central Bank says rates will remain low for months

Jul 26, 2018

The European Central Bank says interest rates will stay low well into next year, even though the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates again.

The Latest: Europe's top banker encouraged by US trade talks

Jul 26, 2018

The head of the European Central Bank says the agreement struck between the European Union and the U.S. to defuse trade tensions is "a good sign."

European Central Bank keeps its key interest rates, stimulus settings on hold

Jul 26, 2018

European Central Bank keeps its key interest rates, stimulus settings on hold

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