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Devex, Dec 21 2016:

Concerns over disease outbreaks — and the threat they pose to international security — will for the first time feature prominently on the agenda of the upcoming Group of 20 summit. A coalition of...

Reuters, Dec 20 2016:

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered an upbeat view of the economy but sought to douse market talk the central bank may soon consider raising interest rates, vowing instead to keep...

Devex, Dec 19 2016:

Any nations withdrawing from the Paris agreement on climate change will “condemn future generations to untold suffering," according to outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Wall Street Journal, Dec 15 2016:

The World Bank’s donors Thursday committed a record $75 billion to meet increasing demand for development financing from the globe’s poorest countries over the next three years.

In a major...

New York Times, Dec 14 2016:

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for just the second time since the financial crisis of 2008, saying the American economy is expanding at a healthy...

BBC, Dec 13 2016:

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed its 2016 economic growth forecast for Asia to reflect slower-than-expected expansion in India.

The lender now projects that a group of 45...

Reuters, Dec 12 2016:

The Federal Reserve inaugurates the Trump era this week with a near-certain interest rate increase and new economic forecasts providing a first glimpse into whether the U.S. election has reshaped...

WSJ, Dec 9 2016:

China’s 15-year anniversary as a member of the World Trade Organization on Sunday threatens to trigger a clash with growing forces in the West that cast Beijing as an abuser of open global markets...

Bloomberg, Dec 8 2016:

The European Central Bank expanded its quantitative-easing program to exceed 2.2 trillion euros ($2.4 trillion) by the end of 2017, buying at a reduced monthly pace with the caveat that it can...

WSJ, Dec 7 2016:

Circle Internet Financial Ltd., one of the most heavily-funded digital currency startups, will no longer offer customers the ability to buy and sell bitcoins.

The move, disclosed by the...

Wall Street Journal, Dec 3 2016:

The U.S. trade deficit widened sharply in October as exports weakened following a summer surge, and imports jumped, a likely drag on overall economic growth in the final months of 2016....

New York Times, Dec 5 2016:

Financial markets were stoic on Monday after Italian voters decisively rejected changes to their country’s Constitution intended to speed government decision making and spur Italy’s stagnant...

Devex, Dec 2 2016:

The Department for International Development has released its first Multilateral Development Review since 2011, outlining priorities for future multilateral spending and identifying strengths and...

Bloomberg, Dec 1 2016:

The pound rose as investors seized on the prospect of the U.K. retaining preferential access to the European Union’s single market after Brexit.

Reuters, Nov 30 2016:

OPEC has agreed its first limit on oil output since 2008, an OPEC source told Reuters after Saudi Arabia said it was prepared to accept "a big hit" on production and agree to arch-rival Iran...

Wall Street Journal, Nov 29 2016:

U.S. economic growth last quarter was stronger than initially thought and corporate profits rose, signs of continued health in the world’s largest economy....

The Economist, Nov 26 2016:

They lack the magic of “Harry Potter” and provoke even less laughter than “Police Academy”, but the sequels keep coming. In Santiago on November 28th and 29th the committee of central bankers and...

Devex, Nov 22 2016:

David de Ferranti has seen and done a lot during a long development career — he spent 25 years at the World Bank where he was regional vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, started...

New York Times, Nov 21 2016:

A recently leaked memo from a consultancy firm has highlighted cabinet divisions over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, while suggesting that the government may need six additional...

Reuters, Nov 18 2016:

Leaders of Pacific rim nations began gathering in Peru on Friday seeking to salvage hopes for regional trade as prospects of a Donald Trump presidency sounded a possible death knell for the U.S-...