Economic Policy

French protests mark 24th week despite Macron's pledges

Apr 27, 2019

Yellow vest protests are taking place in France's main cities for the 24th consecutive week to show their determination to challenge economic policies President Emmanuel Macron stood by while unveiling his response to the anti-government movement

Kim looks to Russia as sanctions bite North Korea's economy

Apr 24, 2019

After failing to get sanctions eased during Trump meeting, Kim Jong Un is traveling to Russia in a possible attempt to win Putin's help as US-led sanctions hurt North Korea's economy

German government rejects talk of economic stimulus package

Apr 15, 2019

The German government is dismissing talk of a stimulus package for Europe's biggest economy as growth slows amid international trade tensions and one-off factors at home

Asian shares advance on US-China trade hopes

Apr 15, 2019

Asian markets advance on signs that the U.S. and China are closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations

WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

Apr 12, 2019

WTO upholds South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster

Asian shares fall as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance

Apr 11, 2019

Asian shares retreat as some Fed officials suggest data may tweak stance

Europe hurt by US trade threats, central bank says

Apr 10, 2019

The head of the European Central Bank says that global trade conflicts, including U.S. threats to put tariffs on imports, are holding back the eurozone economy

The Latest: Trade disputes holding back European economy

Apr 10, 2019

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says that "global headwinds" from trade conflicts are still holding back the eurozone economy even as rising wages continue to help

European Central Bank keeps interest rates at record lows amid economic risks from Brexit, trade conflicts

Apr 10, 2019

European Central Bank keeps interest rates at record lows amid economic risks from Brexit, trade conflicts

Life as an EU satellite: Swiss, Turks hold lessons for UK

Apr 5, 2019

As Britain looks to set up outside the European Union, it might consider how the Swiss or Turks have fared: They know well the benefits and headaches of being close to _ but not part of _ the gargantuan economic and political bloc.

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