Economic Policy

EU lawmaker says any counter-tariffs should 'really hurt' US

Mar 6, 2018

The chair of the European Parliament's international trade committee says the EU should target American goods that will "really hurt" the United States if President Donald Trump goes ahead with threats to raise tariffs on foreign-made steel or cars

Germany: US tariffs would hit workers, consumers

Mar 5, 2018

Germany says a hike in U.S. import duties for European-made products would hurt both sides

World Trade Organization warns that Trump risks trade war

Mar 2, 2018

The World Trade Organization warned Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump is risking an economically damaging trade war if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

AP Newsbreak: WTO concerned about US steel, aluminum tariffs

Mar 2, 2018

The head of the World Trade Organization says his agency is "clearly concerned" about Trump administration plans to impose U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, warning of the potential for escalation

WTO chief 'clearly concerned' about US plans for steel, aluminum tariffs; says trade war is 'in no one's interests'

Mar 2, 2018

WTO chief 'clearly concerned' about US plans for steel, aluminum tariffs; says trade war is 'in no one's interests'

European Central Bank chief: Economy still needs stimulus

Feb 26, 2018

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy still needs abundant stimulus to raise inflation to more normal levels even in the midst of a strengthening recovery

South Korea to fight WTO ruling on Fukushima seafood ban

Feb 23, 2018

South Korea says it will appeal the World Trade Organization's decision against bans on imports of Japanese fishery products after the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

Feb 21, 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is heading to the United States, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S.

Longest-serving Dutch premier, Ruud Lubbers, dies at 78

Feb 14, 2018

Ruud Lubbers, who as the Netherlands' longest-serving prime minister guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity, has died at age 78

Former Aussie leader blames funding for indigenous setbacks

Feb 12, 2018

An Australian prime minister who a decade ago set an ambitious timetable for ending indigenous disadvantage has blamed a lack of government funding for slow progress

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