Economic Policy

Swiss reject plan to entice herders to save cow, goat horns

Nov 25, 2018

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a national referendum on a cattle farmer's proposal to have the government subsidize herders of goats and cows if they let their animals keep their horns, official results showed

Brexit, Italy, trade: Risks piling up for Europe's economy

Nov 16, 2018

Europe's long-running economic rebound is facing a mid-life crisis as it copes with worries including a potential debt explosion in Italy, an escalating US-China trade war and a potentially disruptive British exit from the European Union

Chinese premier says reforms, not stimulus, vital for growth

Nov 13, 2018

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather than more economic stimulus

Asian economies grateful for reprieve on Iran oil imports

Nov 6, 2018

Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers have welcomed the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran

European Central Bank sticks to plan to end stimulus

Oct 25, 2018

The European Central Bank says it is staying on course to wrap up its 2.5 trillion euro ($2.85 trillion) stimulus program at the end of the year

World markets mixed as investors monitor earnings

Oct 24, 2018

World markets are mixed as traders mull the impact of tariffs on corporate America after big industrial companies admitted they were facing rising costs.

Asian markets mixed as US businesses caution against tariffs

Oct 24, 2018

Asian markets mixed as US businesses caution against tariffs in earnings reports

As Trump rails, US allies take lead in changing trade rules

Oct 22, 2018

While the Trump administration and China fight over trade, Canada and the European Union are quietly trying to update the rulebook of commerce that has barely budged since the Digital Age.

Former Dutch PM Wim Kok dies at 80, haunted by Srebrenica

Oct 20, 2018

Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80.

The Latest: Tusk says new thinking required in Brexit talks

Oct 16, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk says new thinking is required to end the Brexit standoff and is likening the Irish border problem to the mythical Gordian Knot that cannot be untied.

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