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Devex, Dec 13 2017:

PARIS — The World Bank will no longer finance upstream oil and gas after 2019, it announced Tuesday, winning praise from civil society for its “true climate leadership.” The announcement was met...

Financial Times, Dec 12 2017:

The EU, Japan and the US are set to announce a new alliance to take on China more aggressively over trade issues such as overcapacity in steel and forced technology transfers, in a rare effort at...

Financial Times, Dec 11 2017:

The painting hangs in the hall, or over the mantelpiece in the sitting room. Some of the details relayed by those who have seen it over the decades are in dispute. But not the painting’s existence...

New York Times, Dec 8 2017:

LONDON — Britain and the European Union on Friday cleared the way to start a crucial new round of talks on British withdrawal from the bloc, announcing a breakthrough after months of deadlock, an...

CNBC, Dec 7 2017:

An almost two-year long study of the Chinese financial system by the International Monetary Fund found three major tensions that could derail the world's second-largest economy.

Those...

Devex, Dec 6 2017:

ABIDJAN — As the curtain closed on the first-ever AU-EU Summit in Abidjan last Thursday, mixed reviews on the productivity and any concrete pathway ahead lingered.

Host country President...

Financial Times, Dec 5 2017:

The European Central Bank is set to rethink its plans to force eurozone lenders to face up to their bad loans after a wave of criticism from EU lawmakers and political leaders who say the...

Financial Times, Dec 1 2017:

Factories across the world were at their busiest for decades during November when a global upswing in economic activity and trade boosted manufacturing activity.

In surveys published on...

Devex, Nov 30 2017:

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Green, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will announce a new development impact bond aimed at reducing maternal and newborn deaths in India,...

Financial Times, Nov 29 2017:

Britain has bowed to EU demands and agreed to fully honour its financial commitments as identified by Brussels, removing one of the biggest obstacles to a Brexit divorce settlement.

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Financial Times, Nov 28 2017:

The latest OECD economic outlook has landed. You can read the initial take from our economics editor Chris Giles here and a quick read on the OECD’s thoughts on Brexit here.

Not enough OECD...

Wall Street Journal, Nov 27 2017:

Federal Reserve officials are preparing to raise interest rates in December, allowing them to accomplish something that eluded them in each of the past two years: They will have delivered on their...

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...