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Financial Times, Oct 14 2016:

How can anyone make sense of today’s markets? That is a question many investors might ask. And at last week’s International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington plenty of macroeconomic ideas were...

Reuters, Oct 13 2016:

World stocks stumbled to three-week lows on Thursday and developed market bond yields dipped, after Chinese data showed a sharp decline in exports, reviving concerns about the health of the world'...

Bloomberg, Oct 12 2016:

Prime Minister Theresa May bowed to parliamentary pressure by saying lawmakers can vote on her strategy for removing Britain from the European Union, prompting the pound to surge against all of...

Wall Street Journal, Oct 10 2016:

Ask any finance minister or central banker about leading risks to the global economy and you’ll get one giant worry from everyone: politics. From U.S. elections to Britain’s exit from the European...

Bloomberg, Oct 4 2016:

Policy-making elites converge on Washington this week for meetings that epitomize a faith in globalization that’s at odds with the growing backlash against the inequities it creates.

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DEVEX, Oct 5 2016:

Most international climate funds are interested in program proposals that will get them the most bang for their buck or result in the most emissions reduction for the least amount of spend. But...

Reuters, Oct 4 2016:

The International Monetary Fund maintained its forecast for weak global growth on Tuesday and warned that further stagnation will fuel more populist sentiment against trade and immigration that...

Reuters, Oct 3 2016:

Oil prices drifted on Monday after Brent crude hit $50 a barrel and U.S. crude reached three-month highs as traders weighed weaker stock markets and a strong dollar against OPEC's first planned...

Financial Times, Sep 30 2016:

European banks have been shrinking since the financial crisis, dwindling both in terms of their market value, number of branches and staff. Their fortunes have suffered and profits fallen as a...

WSJ, Sep 29 2016:

WASHINGTON—Congress avoided a partial government shutdown at week’s end after both chambers passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running through early December....

Bloomberg, Sep 28 2016:

Germany is taking a battering just as the region needs Europe’s economic and political powerhouse the most.

Reuters, Sep 27 2016:

The World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third on Tuesday, reflecting a slowdown in China and falling levels of imports into the United States...

Reuters, Sep 26 2016:

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday that a new monetary policy framework adopted by the Bank of Japan marked "progress", but stuck to its view that the central bank won't be able to hit...

Devex, Sep 20 2016:

On the surface, it looks like the world has never been more prosperous than it is today. In the past 50 years average per capita income has almost tripled and the global economy has expanded...

Financial Times, Sep 22 2016:

A heavily divided Federal Reserve left short-term interest rates unchanged but said the case for a rate increase “has strengthened”, in a strong signal that a move is likely before the end of the...

WSJ, Sep 21 2016:

It is a sign that two views are clashing within an organization when it announces plans to do two contradictory things at once.

That is what happened at the Bank of Japan on Wednesday with...

Wall Street Journal, Sep 20 2016:

While Federal Reserve officials have been wrestling with whether to tighten monetary policy in recent weeks, the financial markets may have already done much of the work for them. Stock and bond...

Financial Times, Sep 19 2016:

China’s lending frenzy has seen the country notch up a record debt benchmark that takes it to three times the typical danger level, according to new data from the Bank for International...

Financial Times, Sep 15 2016:

Rarely have economists and markets seemed as much at odds as they do today over one of the biggest issues facing the UK — the country’s prospects after its vote to leave the EU.
Despite...

Financial Times, Sep 15 2016:

Jim Yong Kim is heading for another five-year term as president of the World Bank after no other candidates emerged during a hurried nomination process.