Labor Economy

Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

Sep 17, 2018

Organizers of the annual Davos forum say in a new report that machines are increasingly moving in on jobs done by people, projecting that more than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines, not humans, by 2025

Stock markets pick up after Asia drops over Trump tariffs

Sep 10, 2018

European stock markets rise and Wall Street is expected to open higher despite a drop in Asia, where investors fretted over the possibility of new U.S. tariffs on China.

Asian stocks mixed on fears of more US tariffs on China

Sep 10, 2018

Asian stocks mixed on fears of $267B more in US tariffs on China, ratcheting up tensions between the world's two biggest economies

World stocks mostly fall on possible US-China tariffs

Sep 7, 2018

Global markets are lower as traders mull over possible US tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods in a simmering trade dispute

German unemployment low amid strong labor market

Aug 30, 2018

The number of people without jobs in Germany dropped slightly in August as the labor market remained strong in Europe's largest economy

Samsung plans $22 billion for artificial intelligence, autos

Aug 8, 2018

Samsung, affiliates to put $22 billion into artificial intelligence, autos

South Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecast

Jul 18, 2018

South Korea is dramatically cutting its jobs outlook and slightly cutting its economic growth forecast

Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

Jul 10, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher as overnight gains on Wall Street as the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment

Europe could suffer collateral damage in US-China trade war

Jul 4, 2018

European businesses are unsettled as they watch the U.S. and China collide over trade.

German unemployment steady as labor market stays strong

Jun 29, 2018

Unemployment in Germany remained unchanged in June as the labor market in Europe's largest economy stayed strong

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