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Wall Street Journal, Oct 18 2017:

If the next recession hit the U.S. this year, more than a quarter of states would be financially unprepared to weather even a moderate downturn, according to a new report.

Fifteen states...

Financial Times, Oct 17 2017:

Emmanuel Macron will demand that the EU harden its approach to free trade talks when he meets his counterparts in Brussels this week, as the French president seeks to show critics at home that the...

Washington Post, Oct 14 2017:

WASHINGTON — Global finance leaders on Saturday appealed to central bankers to stick as long as possible with low-interest rate policies that have made borrowing attractive and helped safeguard an...

CNBC, Oct 13 2017:

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Global banking regulators won't agree a deal this weekend to complete rules aimed at ensuring banks hold enough capital in a crisis, three senior central bank...

Financial Times, Oct 11 2017:

The International Monetary Fund has warned that good times in the global economy mask longer-term risks, including a $135tn debt pile in G20 nations that companies and consumers are already...

Reuters, Oct 10 2017:

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to moderate its stance in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, describing...

Wall Street Journal, Oct 8 2017:

Forget Bitcoin, think IMFcoin. The head of the International Monetary Fund has been musing about the future of money, and thinks there is a decent chance it will come from the guardian of the...

Devex, Oct 6 2017:

NAIROBI — The African Development Bank is decentralizing its structure and repackaging how it tackles key issues in development, as part of implementing it’s new 10-year strategy, bank...

Devex, Oct 5 2017:

CANBERRA — Nationalism and protectionism are growing globally. In September, an extremist far-right party took seats in the German parliament for the first time since World War II. It followed...

Wall Street Journal, Oct 4 2017:

Rich countries have made very little progress toward reducing gaps in income and power between men and women over the last five years, according to a report published Wednesday by the Organization...

Wall Street Journal, Oct 3 2017:

BRUSSELS—European lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a resolution saying too little progress had been made in Brexit talks to allow discussions to begin on a future trade deal with the U.K...

Financial Times, Oct 1 2017:

Business conditions in Japan are at their strongest for a decade as the closely watched Tankan index hit its highest level since 2007.

The reading for large manufacturers rose by five...

Financial Times, Sep 29 2017:

After the collapse of the commodity boom, South America suffered a long, hard and deep slowdown. But now growth is coming back. It may even be stepping up a gear.

Financial Times, Sep 28 2017:

The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit has said Britain’s new approach has helped unblock talks, but warned that Brussels could still be weeks or even months from agreeing to start crucial...

Financial Times, Sep 27 2017:

Emmanuel Macron made an impassioned appeal to EU leaders to be “bold” against the threat of populism as he presented a cascade of initiatives to overhaul the bloc in the most integrationist speech...

Wall Street Journal, Sep 26 2017:

WASHINGTON—Republicans face a daunting challenge as their tax plan comes into sharper focus: They are trying to fit more than $5 trillion of tax cuts inside a $1.5 trillion box.

Devex, Sep 25 2017:

NEW YORK — No single story can encapsulate one of the most frenetic and wide-ranging weeks on the global development calendar.

Devex, Sep 22 2017:

BERLIN — Under 12 years of Angela Merkel's chancellorship, Germany has emerged as a leader in global development. In 2016, it became the second-highest donor country — overtaking the United...

Financial Times, Sep 21 2017:

The UK government has told the financial services industry that Britain will seek to develop a distinct regulatory framework from the EU after Brexit in an effort to secure a long term competitive...

Wall Street Journal, Sep 20 2017:

WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve indicated Wednesday it remained on track to raise short-term rates later this year and said it would begin shrinking its portfolio of bonds next month, starting to...