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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.

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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...

New York Times, May 30 2018:

Italian political dysfunction is nothing new. Italian political dysfunction that ripples through global financial markets and has the potential to upend Europe is something the world woke up to...

New York Times, May 29 2018:

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Monday that it would proceed with plans to impose a series of punitive trade-related measures on China in the next month, intensifying pressure on...

Devex, May 25 2018:

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA — Several African countries are determined to help build a culture of insurance on the continent as a tool for disaster resilience. Already, it’s possible for governments to...

Bloomberg, May 24 2018:

Last week, the International Monetary Fund’s executive board convened “an informal meeting” in anticipation of what Managing Director Christine Lagarde called “the Argentine authorities’ intention...

Financial Times, May 23 2018:

The World Bank is to disburse money for the first time from its Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility to help contain the spreading outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

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Wall Street Journal, May 22 2018:

The U.S. and China are moving closer toward resolving their trade dispute, with the two sides agreeing on the broad outlines of a reprieve for embattled Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. and Beijing...

Devex, May 21 2018:

ACCRA, Ghana — The future success of the African continent lies to a large degree in its ability to hone the skills and talents of its ever-growing youth population. However, some argue that the...