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Devex, Nov 21 2017:

BONN, Germany — Adaptation was a key issue at the COP23 climate discussions that closed this weekend. Representatives from developing countries arrived at the conference in Bonn, Germany, looking...

Devex, Nov 20 2017:

BONN, Germany — Early Saturday morning, after a series of false alarms and premature scheduling announcements, negotiators at the 23rd Conference of Parties in Bonn, Germany, found enough common...

Wall Street Journal, Nov 17 2017:

WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives passed a bill that would usher in the most far-reaching overhaul of the U.S. tax system in 31 years, a plan that would reduce the corporate tax rate to its...

Reuters, Nov 16 2017:

BELGRADE (Reuters) - The World Bank revised down 2017 economic growth forecast for the Western Balkan region to 2.6 percent from the previous projection of 3.2 percent and warned fiscal discipline...

Devex, Nov 15 2017:

WASHINGTON — The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, an initiative aimed at helping countries reduce import barriers, will scale from four to 20 countries, U.S. Agency for International...

Financial Times, Nov 14 2017:

Pressure is growing on Venezuela’s Socialist government after investors left a Caracas meeting on Monday none the wiser about how it will avoid a looming $60bn bond default and Europe imposed...

Wall Street Journal, Nov 13 2017:

Eleven Pacific-Rim nations said on Saturday that they had made significant progress toward reaching a major trade pact 10 months after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S., but disagreements...

Financial Times, Nov 9 2017:

This is a dismal time for Britain’s foreign policy establishment. For decades, the UK has been a serious and respected global player in defence and diplomacy. But recent days have brought...

Reuters, Nov 8 2017:

TOKYO/MIYAZAKI, Japan (Reuters) - The IMF on Wednesday urged Japan to maintain its massive monetary stimulus to boost consumer prices, a view echoed by a central bank board member, reinforcing...

Wall Street Journal, Nov 7 2017:

Central and southeastern European economies are on course for their strongest year of growth since the global financial crisis, in part due to a surge in wages and stronger demand from the...

Forbes, Nov 6 2017:

Following India’s meteoric rise to crack the top 100 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report, the country’s startup community is confident of attracting more foreign investments across...

New York Times, Nov 3 2017:

CARACAS, Venezuela — With the threat of default looming over Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro said late Thursday that his government would initiate a restructuring and refinancing of the...

Wall Street Journal, Nov 2 2017:

WASHINGTON—The White House has notified Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell that President Donald Trump intends to nominate him as the next chairman of the central bank, according to a person...

Wall Street Journal, Nov 1 2017:

LONDON—The Bank of England is expected to lift its main interest rate on Thursday for the first time in more than a decade, in what would be a significant shift that two senior bank officials have...

New York Times, Oct 31 2017:

DUBAI — The International Monetary Fund has endorsed an ambitious Saudi Arabian plan to build a $500-billion (378.56 billion pounds) business and industrial zone extending into Jordan and Egypt,...

New York Times, Oct 30 2017:

This week is supposed to be the official rollout of the planned tax overhaul led by President Trump and congressional Republicans. But news reports about possible first charges by Robert Mueller (...

The Hill, Oct 27 2017:

The Treasury Department on Thursday called for fundamental changes to the way federal agencies regulate insurance companies under the Dodd-Frank Act financial rules.

In a report released...

Financial Times, Oct 26 2017:

China has backed away from setting long-term economic growth targets, which experts say have forced Beijing to adopt aggressive monetary and fiscal stimulus that have led to a dangerous debt build...

Financial Times, Oct 25 2017:

The European Central Bank is gearing up for its most important meeting of the year, as senior officials gather to decide the fate of the €2.1tn asset purchase scheme that many credit with...

Devex, Oct 24 2017:

DES MOINES, Iowa — The African Development Bank is doubling down on agriculture, one of its five key priorities, with a strategy guided by business-minded agricultural development.

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