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Financial Times, Jan 19 2018:

It was supposed to be an opportunity to celebrate the Anglo-French entente cordiale. It turned out to be a Brexit-containment exercise.

Devex, Jan 18 2018:

WASHINGTON — A range of environmental risks and cybersecurity threats top the list of concerns in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risk Report, even as economic issues diminish amid...

The Economist, Jan 17 2018:

THE great Sir Isaac Newton may have revolutionised our knowledge of the world but he still had his blind spots. He was sucked into the great mania of his day, the South Sea Bubble (pictured) and...

The Wall Street Journal, Jan 16 2018:

ATHENS—Greece’s parliament voted on dozens of fiscal, labor and energy reforms late Monday, as the government seeks to wrap up the current review of its bailout program, leaving just one...

Devex, Jan 12 2018:

WASHINGTON — While 2016 was a big year for United States development legislation, last year was markedly quieter, dominated instead by budget debates and efforts to ensure aid funding. While...

Financial Times, Jan 11 2018:

South Korea is planning a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading as a clampdown on virtual currencies gathers pace in one of the world's most exuberant bitcoin markets.

“There are great...

Wall Street Journal, Jan 10 2018:

Days after talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement soured over a U.S. proposal on car production, Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau flew to Windsor, Ontario, to meet with Michigan...

World Trade Organization, Jan 9 2018:

Mr Sutherland took the helm of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1993 at a time when the outcome of the broad and complex Uruguay Round of global trade talks was very much in...

New York Times, Jan 9 2018:

WASHINGTON — In the wake of a deep economic crisis and a disappointingly slow recovery, a growing number of experts, including some Federal Reserve officials, say it is time for the Fed to...

Financial Times, Jan 8 2018:

The short-term outlook for global sovereign and corporate borrowers is at its healthiest level in a decade, according to Fitch, but the ratings agency warned that rising interest rates and...

Bloomberg, Jan 5 2018:

Global debt rose to a record $233 trillion in the third quarter of 2017, more than $16 trillion higher from end-2016, according to an analysis by the Institute of International Finance. Private...

The Economist, Jan 4 2018:

AFTER years of rule-drafting, industry lobbying and plenty of last-minute wrangling, Europe’s massive new financial regulation, MiFID 2, was rolled out on January 3rd. Firms had spent months...

Devex, Jan 3 2018:

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to rise to over 9 billion, with 2 billion people above the age of 60. Governments have agreed on a very ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals...

Financial Times, Jan 2 2018:

European factories have reported their strongest month since before the creation of the euro, capping off a much better than expected year for businesses in the single currency area.

The...

Devex, Dec 21 2017:

WASHINGTON — For the U.S. development community, 2017 was different.

Drastic budget proposals, hiring freezes, and murky reorganization plans sent development advocates scrambling. They...

Financial Times, Dec 20 2017:

There was a time in Europe when the biggest threat to the EU’s institutional order was the politics of the euro.

After the eruption of the sovereign debt crisis seven years ago, the single...

Wall Street Journal, Dec 19 2017:

WASHINGTON—Republican leaders planning to put their tax package to a vote in coming days got a boost late Monday when Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who had yet to commit to backing the proposal,...

Devex, Dec 18 2017:

NAIROBI — East Africa has endured four seasons in a row that have failed to bring adequate rains. This most recent, below average rainy season has pushed the region deeper into a humanitarian...

Financial Times, Dec 15 2017:

US regulators including several Trump appointees have vowed to be on guard for financial stability risks posed by bitcoin as its rocketing value triggers a wave of investor interest in...

The Washington Post, Dec 14 2017:

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States ended Wednesday without any substantial agreements.

The...