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Reuters, Aug 24 2017:

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway and China earlier this week began negotiations for a free-trade agreement, the Norwegian Industry Ministry said on Thursday.

In late 2016 the two countries agreed to...

Wall Street Journal, Aug 23 2017:

For the first time in a decade, the world’s major economies are growing in sync, a result of lingering low-interest-rate stimulus from central banks and the gradual fading of crises that over...

Financial Times, Aug 17 2017:

The euro has fallen to its lowest level of the month after the European Central Bank’s policymakers expressed concern about the currency’s recent strength, according to the minutes of its latest...

CNBC, Aug 16 2017:

China's economy is looking good enough that the International Monetary Fund is raising its outlook, but the organization is doing so with a strong warning over growing debt in the world's second-...

Financial Times, Aug 15 2017:

Britain will seek to continue its current customs arrangements with the EU for several years after Brexit, in a victory for supporters of a smooth transition.

A government paper to be...

Wall Street Journal, Aug 14 2017:

The first round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement is scheduled to start Wednesday in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump has called the pact, which took effect in...

Foreign Policy, Aug 11 2017:

All signs suggest that the Greek economy is on its way back to growth, after seven years of recession, during which the country lost more than a quarter of its GDP. 2017 has already seen its...

Financial Times, Aug 10 2017:

A top Chinese lawmaker has warned that profiteering by real estate developers is sapping the lifeblood from China’s economy, as authorities make efforts to contain runaway property prices.

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Reuters, Aug 9 2017:

LONDON (Reuters) - Unemployment in Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa's largest economy, is running at more than 14 percent and climbing; in South Africa, the second largest economy, it is over 27...

Financial Times, Aug 9 2017:

The financial scene is familiar, the stuff of films like Inside Job and The Big Short. Rocket-scientist financiers buy up billions of dollars of risky loans and repackage them into complex...

Financial Times, Aug 8 2017:

Emmanuel Macron is seeking to increase France’s economic clout within the EU by securing top jobs for his compatriots, as the officials who steered the eurozone through the financial crisis depart...

Financial Times, Aug 7 2017:

So is Donald Trump really about to trigger that trade war with China?

That was certainly the fear emanating from Washington last week when news emerged that the White House was engaged in...

Devex, Aug 4 2017:

The list of top contractors to the African Development Bank has included no NGOs for the past 16 years, according to analysis by Devex identifying the bank’s top 10 contractors each year between...

Wall Street Journal, Aug 3 2017:

BEIJING—China defended its protection of intellectual property and called on the U.S. to remain cooperative on trade, as the Trump administration considers taking a harder line with Beijing.

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Financial Times, Aug 2 2017:

A key advisory committee to the US Treasury warned on Wednesday of the risks surrounding the “surge” in corporate borrowings and “potential spillovers”, as the Federal Reserve prepares to reduce...

Financial Times, Aug 1 2017:

The eurozone has grown at its fastest rate since the eruption of the debt crisis five years ago, underscoring a brighter outlook after elections that eased fears of a populist political threat....

Devex, Jul 31 2017:

Since 2013, teams of researchers have set out to answer this single question across multiple countries: How does providing information to voters affect political behavior and preferences? From...

Wall Street Journal, Jul 28 2017:

Randal Quarles became skeptical of government intervention during decades of work in the financial world. Now he is set to take the lead in shaping oversight at one of the greatest interveners of...

Financial Times, Jul 27 2017:

With European summer breaks looming, the banking sector is finally coming out of the closet over how it plans to cope with the potential restrictions on London-based operations post-Brexit.

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Wall Street Journal, Jul 25 2017:

Federal Reserve officials are likely to hold monetary policy steady at the conclusion of their two-day meeting Wednesday.

With no press conference scheduled after the meeting and no new...