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CNN, Jul 20 2018:

Twitter has named Nigeria's former finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board.

Okonjo-Iweala, a former senior World Bank official was named alongside American lawyer Robert...

Wall Street Journal, Jul 20 2018:

A growing number of the world’s central banks are poised to join the U.S. Federal Reserve in lifting interest rates in coming months amid solid global growth, though those plans could be scrambled...

Bloomberg, Jul 19 2018:

Global economic growth is poised to pick up this year, though the alarm bells about trade are getting louder.

That’s the backdrop for central bankers and finance ministers from the Group of...

Devex, Jul 18 2018:

WASHINGTON — The United State House of Representatives passed the BUILD Act easily on Tuesday, moving the bill yet closer to becoming law.

Wall Street Journal, Jul 17 2018:

WASHINGTON—The Senate confirmed Randal Quarles to a full term on the Federal Reserve’s governing board, eliminating uncertainty that has persisted since he took office last fall.

Mr....

CNBC, Jul 17 2018:

The United States launched five separate World Trade Organization dispute actions on Monday challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico, and Turkey...

Devex, Jul 16 2018:

CANBERRA — Through the EDGE, or Economic Dividends for Gender Equality, certification — a global assessment and business certification for gender equality — 120 companies and institutions,...

Wall Street Journal, Jul 13 2018:

ELLESBOROUGH, England—President Donald Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday affirmed their commitment to striking a trade deal, seeking to project unity after the U.S. leader in an...

Devex, Jul 12 2018:

MANILA — The Asian Development Bank’s board of directors has approved a set of new financing facilities and modalities as part of ongoing bank efforts to “build a stronger, better, and faster ADB...

Bloomberg, Jul 11 2018:

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged his Nigerian counterpart to sign a continent-wide free-trade deal.

Nigeria should take its time to consult on the agreement before signing up,...

The New York Times, Jul 10 2018:

YENIKOY, Turkey — Looming like a fortress over the Black Sea, Istanbul’s new airport has been engineered to provoke awe, underscoring Turkey’s desire to reclaim its imperial glory.

The...

Bloomberg, Jul 9 2018:

Global debt is becoming a bigger worry as the global policy tightening cycle takes hold, a top boss at the World Bank warned Monday.

“After a decade of low interest rates, the corporate and...

Wall Street Journal, Jul 6 2018:

The U.S. and China slapped levies on $34 billion of each other’s exports, the first tangible shots in a trade battle that both sides are bracing to fight for months—if not years.

The new...

The Hill, Jul 5 2018:

The number of new trade restrictions among the world’s top economies has doubled in just six months, according to a report from the World Trade Organization, a trend the organization’s leader said...

Bloomberg, Jul 3 2018:

The International Monetary Fund urged Egypt to maintain a tight monetary policy as a new round of subsidy cuts rekindled inflation worries.

The Washington-based lender praised Egypt’s...

The Wall Street Journal, Jul 2 2018:

The Mexican presidential election on Sunday removes a hurdle to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, raising the likelihood that the 24-year-old treaty once again will...

Financial Times, Jun 29 2018:

EU leaders struck a deal to send migrants rescued at sea to centres across the bloc as a more ambitious plan put forward by France and Italy was pared back following lengthy talks.

The...

Devex, Jun 28 2018:

WASHINGTON — Preparing youth for the jobs of tomorrow remains a necessity in Africa, where many lack the digital knowledge and soft skills required to succeed. To address that shortfall, the...

Bloomberg, Jun 27 2018:

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says increasing protectionism is “concerning” and could diminish the strength of the global economy.

Speaking at a press conference in London following...

The Times, Jun 26 2018:

Ireland needs to build up a rainy-day fund to cushion against the increasing likelihood of an economic shock, the head of the IMF said.

Christine Lagarde said that the government must use...