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The Washington Post, Sep 24 2018:

Despite being a slow-moving disaster, famine is notoriously difficult to predict.

The reason for this, experts say, is that severe food shortages are hardly ever about food supply alone....

New York Times, Sep 21 2018:

WASHINGTON — One is a Rhodes scholar, a globe-trotting former journalist and, perhaps one day, a Canadian prime minister. The other is a veteran Republican lawyer who toiled as a congressional...

Financial Times, Sep 20 2018:

Turkey’s finance minister tried to rebuild shattered market confidence in his government’s ability to manage the economy by promising to cut public spending by nearly $10bn in a sweeping austerity...

Devex, Sep 19 2018:

CANBERRA — In today’s development thinking, gender plays an key role — including in achieving the outcomes of the Sustainable Development Goals. But in progressing the SDG gender agenda, how do...

Bloomberg, Sep 18 2018:

The European Union outlined ways to bolster the World Trade Organization in a bid to keep U.S. President Donald Trump committed to the global commercial order that America helped shape after World...

BBC News, Sep 17 2018:

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a "no-deal" Brexit on World Trade Organization terms would entail "substantial costs" for the UK economy.

The IMF said that all likely Brexit...

Devex, Sep 13 2018:

HANOI, Vietnam — With grant funding for malaria drying up, global health advocates have come to this year’s World Economic Forum on ASEAN with a pitch for more innovative financing — including...

Financial Times, Sep 12 2018:

A rising US dollar and hawkish Federal Reserve have hit the fortunes of emerging economies and markets. Here is a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the big EMs.

To continue reading...

New York Times, Sep 11 2018:

BRUSSELS — When it comes to trade negotiations, there is Trump speed, and then there is Brussels speed. Reconciling the two will be more laborious and hazardous than expected, exposing the world’s...

Financial Times, Sep 10 2018:

UBS has launched a new debt product backed by the World Bank and linked to sustainability goals in the latest effort to satisfy demand among rich clients for ethical investment.

The World...

Wall Street Journal, Sep 7 2018:

The prospect of resolving the U.S. trade battle with China is fading as the White House draws closer to a deal to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The outcomes are related, U...

Wall Street Journal, Sep 6 2018:

The U.S. and Canada will resume efforts on Wednesday to resolve issues holding up a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is...

Financial Times, Sep 5 2018:

An emerging market sell-off that sparked investor flight in Turkey and Argentina spread to some of the developing world’s largest economies on Wednesday, sending stocks and currencies lower in...

Devex, Sep 4 2018:

CANBERRA – Political barriers and the costs of doing business have long dissuaded private sector investment in the Pacific. But the International Finance Corporation has vowed a renewed focus on...

Bloomberg, Aug 31 2018:

President Donald Trump said he would pull out of the World Trade Organization if it doesn’t treat the U.S. better, targeting a cornerstone of the international trading system.

“If they don’...

Bloomberg, Aug 27 2018:

President Donald Trump said he would terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and sign a new trade accord with Mexico, potentially leaving Canada out of the bloc.

Trump announced...

Wall Street Journal, Aug 24 2018:

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.—Global central bankers are navigating a new set of threats as they decide how aggressively to act in closing out an era of exceptionally easy money.

Reuters, Aug 23 2018:

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The World Bank has priced the world’s first public bond created and managed using only blockchain in a A$100 million ($73.16 million) deal designed to test how the technology...

Devex, Aug 22 2018:

GOMA, Congo — It’s been one year since BBOXX, a private company focused on solar power initiatives in Africa, began attempting to electrify the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s more than 80...

Wall Street Journal, Aug 21 2018:

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is moving closer this week to levying tariffs on nearly half of Chinese imports despite broad opposition from U.S. business and the start of a fresh round of...