Economy

German government halves 2019 growth forecast to 0.5%

Apr 17, 2019

The German government has slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year and is now predicting growth of only 0.5%

German economy gets positive signal amid slowdown

Apr 16, 2019

An index of investor sentiment about Germany bounced higher in April, adding to the contradictory signals about the strength of Europe's largest economy

World stocks mostly rise on US-China trade talks, earnings

Apr 15, 2019

World stocks are mostly higher after the U.S. and China said they were closing in on a trade deal, but without giving a timeline

South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

Apr 15, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he's ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and the United States

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

South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban

Apr 11, 2019

In a major reversal, South Korea's Constitutional Court has ordered the easing of a decades-long ban on abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world

World markets mixed on growth, Brexit doubts

Apr 11, 2019

World stocks have turned slightly higher after Britain secured a new deadline for its exit from the European Union

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

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