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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...

Devex, Jun 25 2018:

WASHINGTON — With senators continuing to discuss legislation that would create a new United States development finance institution, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark...

Financial Times, Jun 22 2018:

There was an unmistakable note of triumph in the words with which Mário Centeno, the Portuguese head of the eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, announced the agreement that concludes eight...

Reuters, Jun 21 2018:

Turkey heads to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary and presidential elections, with President Tayyip Erdogan widely expected to be re-elected to an office that will be given sweeping new...

Financial Times, Jun 20 2018:

China’s central bank acted to calm markets on Wednesday, a day after Washington’s threat to impose tariffs on another $200bn of Chinese goods caused turmoil in global bourses.

Yi Gang,...

Bloomberg, Jun 19 2018:

European Union leaders plan to push for improvements in the way the World Trade Organization operates, saying it’s important to uphold the global commercial order amid “growing” tensions prompted...

The Guardian, Jun 18 2018:

At the end of May, the International Monetary Fund launched its global debt database. For the first time, IMF statisticians have compiled a comprehensive set of calculations of public and private...

Wall Street Journal, Jun 15 2018:

TOKYO—The Bank of Japan decided Friday to stick to its ultra-easy monetary policy, bucking the global trend largely because inflation in Japan isn’t getting close to the central bank’s 2% target...

Wall Street Journal, Jun 14 2018:

BEIJING—China’s economy is starting to feel pain from Beijing’s monthslong effort to curb debt, with business activity slowing and the central bank deciding to not follow the U.S. Federal Reserve...

Financial Times, Jun 13 2018:

The European Central Bank looks set to brush aside concerns about stiffening economic headwinds and begin discussions about how to wind down its €2.4tn bond-buying programme this week.

ECB...

CNN Money, Jun 12 2018:

Escalating trade tensions are posing an increasing threat to the global economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund has warned.
"The clouds on the horizon ... are getting darker by...

Financial Times, Jun 11 2018:

Italy’s finance minister has said the new government was “clear and unanimous” in its desire to keep the country inside the euro, as he sought to reassure EU officials and investors about Rome’s...

Devex, Jun 8 2018:

WHISTLER, CANADA — Canada’s G-7 presidency brought the rights of women and girls to the fore of this year’s agenda and gave women a seat at the table to advocate for policies that will improve...

Financial Times, Jun 7 2018:

China’s privately owned companies are adding leverage, despite Beijing’s broader efforts to cut corporate debt, a sign of how different groups face contrasting fortunes in the country’s heavily...

Bloomberg, Jun 6 2018:

Global growth is set to slow over the next two years as central banks raise borrowing rates and U.S. fiscal stimulus starts to fade, the World Bank said.

The world economy will grow 3.1...

Wall Street Journal, Jun 5 2018:

OTTAWA—Canada is in a period of heightened economic anxiety due to U.S. trade and tax policy, the International Monetary Fund said Monday, warning it could have a profound impact on investment and...

Financial Times, Jun 4 2018:

Angela Merkel has set out her views on eurozone reform in greater detail than ever before, in the clearest response yet from Berlin to Emmanuel Macron’s wide-ranging proposals on overhauling the...

Reuters, Jun 1 2018:

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece must commit to implementing reforms in order to shield itself from external risks as it emerges from its third international bailout, the chief economist of the euro zone...

Wall Street Journal, May 31 2018:

WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve proposed on Wednesday easing a rule designed to curb risky trading in the wake of the financial crisis, one of the most significant deregulatory measures for banks...