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The Wall Street Journal, Feb 28 2017:

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is proposing deep cuts in U.S. diplomatic and foreign-aid funding while dramatically increasing defense expenditures, a bid to fundamentally shift the emphasis...

Devex, Feb 27 2017:

For many years, public-private partnerships have been promoted by governments and financial institutions as a way to pay for development projects such as roads, schools and hospitals.

Financial Times, Feb 27 2017:

The Trump administration is exploring alternatives to taking trade disputes to the World Trade Organisation in what would amount to the first step away from a system that Washington helped to...

The Economist, Feb 24 2017:

DESPITE its vote to leave the European Union, plenty of Europeans still seem keen to move to Britain: in eastern European cities such as Kiev and Chisinau leaflets promising “English visas” still...

The Wall Street Journal, Feb 21 2017:

WASHINGTON—U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged the International Monetary Fund to use its surveillance powers to police the exchange-rate policies of its members, part of the Trump...

Financial Times, Feb 23 2017:

A few hours after Rex Tillerson was confirmed as US secretary of state this month, he received some excellent news. The House of Representatives voted to nullify a rule that, as head of ExxonMobil...

EBRD, Feb 22 2017:

EBRD donors strongly back the Bank’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach and in 2016 cumulatively provided more than €250 million for green investments.

The Wall Street Journal, Feb 21 2017:

SEONGJU, South Korea—It is no small irony that U.S.-China rivalry at the outset of the Trump era is playing out on—of all places—a golf course hidden in pine-covered mountains around here....

Bloomberg, Feb 17 2017:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet the chiefs of two of the institutions auditing Greece’s bailout next week as questions over the International Monetary Fund’s involvement in aiding the...

The Wall Street Journal, Feb 15 2017:

PARIS—What’s striking about the French presidential election is the extent to which the two front-runners share a basic analysis of the choice facing the country. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the...

BBC, Feb 15 2017:

EU lawmakers backed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) by 408-254 votes despite crowds of protesters contesting the deal outside.

It means parts of the deal, such as...

The Wall Street Journal, Feb 14 2017:

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen heads to Capitol Hill this week for two days of so-called Humphrey-Hawkins testimony, named for the 1978 law that required it. She will start at 10 a.m. EST...

The New York Times, Feb 13 2017:

OTTAWA — When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, he will look to nurture economic ties while avoiding tensions over issues such as immigration on...

Atlantic Council, Feb 8 2017:

The challenge posed by populism, which is fueled by an anti-globalization sentiment, can best be addressed by rallying nations around common goals of financial stability, sustainable and inclusive...

Wall Street Journal, Feb 9 2017:

Chinese companies are increasingly stepping in as lenders, as banks reduce their funding to struggling industries and the country’s mammoth bond market comes under strain. Company-to-company loans...

Devex, Feb 7 2017:

Since the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted, higher education professionals have worked across departments and reached across borders to advance the agenda, with universities offering the...

The Wall Street Journal, Feb 7 2017:

WASHINGTON—The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in December from the prior month and exceeded a half-trillion dollars for 2016 as a whole, a gap that President Donald Trump has said he wants to narrow...

The Wall Street Journal, Feb 5 2017:

WASHINGTON—Republicans in Congress are preparing to release plans to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul as early as this week, following an executive order by President Donald Trump...

The Wall Street Journal, Feb 2 2017:

President Donald Trump met with key lawmakers Thursday in an effort to win crucial support from a divided Congress on plans to overhaul North America’s economic ties and reshape U.S. trade policy...

Devex, Feb 2 2017:

Berlin, Germany — Germany has reinvented itself three times in 100 years, following World War I, World War II, and the reunification with East Germany. “This experience is useful in the...