Economic Policy

What to watch for at the European Central Bank meeting

Oct 25, 2017

With the economy growing, the European Central Bank is expected to sketch out a road map at Thursday's meeting for a gradual exit from its extraordinary monetary stimulus program

Europe's easy money taps to be tightened _ very slightly

Oct 20, 2017

The economy in the 19 countries that use the shared euro currency is growing ever stronger, and it's time for the European Central Bank to start telling the public how it will phase out its extraordinary stimulus measures

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing

Oct 20, 2017

The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia has rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in Adelaide as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry

US allies air concerns about Trump's 'Buy American' order

Oct 18, 2017

Hong Kong and Taiwan joined many U.S. allies including Israel at the World Trade Organization to express concern over a Trump administration order that seeks to maximize use of American-made goods, products and materials in government procurement.

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

Oct 17, 2017

Australian government rejects plan to generate 42 percent of country's power from wind, solar energy

Bombardier Inc. to partner with Airbus on C Series program

Oct 17, 2017

Canadian plane maker Bombardier has a sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost

French President Macron launches Step 2 of labor changes

Oct 12, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron is launching step two of his campaign to rethink French labor law, focusing on unemployment benefits and job training

ECB: Banks generally ready for rising rates

Oct 9, 2017

The European Central Bank's says unexpectedly rising interest rates would boost the bottom line of most of the banks it supervises

ECB officials cautious about stimulus withdrawal

Oct 5, 2017

Top officials at the European Central Bank at their last meeting were broadly agreed the economy still needs "very substantial" stimulus _ even as they are looking ahead to starting to dial back their support efforts next year

At site of 'battle of Whirlpool,' Macron promotes jobs plan

Oct 3, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron has visited Tuesday an ailing Whirlpool dryer factory in northern France that was a symbol of the battle for jobs during the presidential campaign

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