Government Business And Finance

CEO: Mercedes may miss emission goal if electrics don't sell

Jan 15, 2018

If customers don't buy electric and more efficient cars and trucks, then Mercedes may not be able to meet government-imposed carbon dioxide emissions standards across the globe, its top executive says

France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal use

Jan 15, 2018

France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at bitcoin and other virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime

Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shut

Jan 15, 2018

The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit known for its critical reportage on President Rodrigo Duterte in a move a media watchdog says is an act to muzzle free press

Big UK government contractor to be liquidated amid debt woes

Jan 15, 2018

Construction giant Carillion has gone into compulsory liquidation, putting thousands of jobs

Trump has kept many promises during his first year in office

Jan 15, 2018

Trump has kept plenty of promises during his first year in office, but some major pledges are still hanging out there

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

Jan 14, 2018

French president's proposal for arsenal to quash false information around elections tests ability of democracies to outlaw "fake news"

Norway government expands coalition, still lacks majority

Jan 14, 2018

Norway's two-party center-right government has agreed to include the small centrist Liberal Party in the Cabinet, but the expanded three-way government will still fall short of having a majority in parliament

Why the GOP tax cuts are boosting stocks and who gains most

Jan 14, 2018

Why GOP tax cuts are boosting stocks and why the middle class isn't the biggest beneficiary

White House: Trump gets 'in-depth' China trade briefing

Jan 13, 2018

Trump receives an "in-depth" briefing on trade with China and its economy

Abe: Japan enters cooperation pact with Baltic countries

Jan 13, 2018

Japan's prime minister says his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics