Economy

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

French minister warns of new Cold War from US/China tensions

Nov 16, 2018

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned that the trade dispute between the United States and China could escalate into a fresh Cold War.

The Latest: Landmark change to kilogram approved

Nov 16, 2018

The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired

Draghi: eurozone economy 'resilient' despite trade slowdown

Nov 16, 2018

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says that slowing trade is proving to be a drag on the eurozone economy but says the expansion remains "resilient" as consumers at home remain willing to spend and unemployment falls

The Latest: China's premier urges reassurances for markets

Nov 15, 2018

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has told fellow Asian leaders that the region needs to send a strong positive message to markets about sticking to trade rules and open markets

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

Asia shares gain ahead of key data; oil recovers

Nov 12, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher ahead of key economic data, such as industrial production figures from China and Japan later in the week

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

Asian shares slide on worries over US-China relations

Nov 5, 2018

Asian shares slide on worries over US-China trade dispute

Asian shares mixed on doubts over Chinese stimulus

Nov 1, 2018

Asian markets are mixed as traders wondered if the Chinese government could shore up its economy without weakening the yuan as manufacturing slows

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