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China Daily, Jun 16 2017:

JEJU ISLAND - The second annual meeting of the China-initiated Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) kicked off on Friday in South Korea's Jeju Island, with thousands of government officials...

Wall Street Journal, Jun 15 2017:

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that despite plans to cut contributions to the World Bank and other multilateral institutions, the administration still plans to preserve...

Devex, Jun 14 2017:

Germany used its G-20 presidency to call on governments and business to boost private investment in Africa, during a two-day conference with leaders from the continent in Berlin this week.

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Wall Street Journal, Jun 12 2017:

Economists have long been puzzling over why productivity has downshifted over the past decade, often blaming waning technological innovation for the pullback. New research, though, points to an...

Financial Times, Jun 12 2017:

China’s anger at the EU’s refusal to recognise it as a “market economy” is threatening efforts to present a united front on climate change after Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord....

New York Times, Jun 8 2017:

LONDON — In a global economy amply stocked with anxiety-provoking variables, Britain just added another.

An election designed to bolster the government’s mandate instead yielded fundamental...

New York Times, Jun 8 2017:

WASHINGTON — Since the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law nearly seven years ago, Republicans have promised to make it their mission to repeal the legislation, which they say is strangling the...

New York Times, Jun 7 2017:

A decade ago, the first inklings of the coming recession emerged as a housing bubble fueled by scant regulation, low-interest rates and easy credit gradually began to crater and soon would take...

Foreign Policy, Jun 6 2017:

The International Monetary Fund just offered Germany a face-saving compromise on the question of Greek debt.

Ahead of a key June 15 meeting of EU finance ministers, and a month before...

Wall Street Journal, Jun 4 2017:

WASHINGTON—A rebound in trade growth from postcrisis lows should help perk up the global economy next year to its fastest pace in nearly seven years, the World Bank said Sunday.

But a host...

New York Times, Jun 1 2017:

President Trump said on Thursday that the United States was officially withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, following through on a campaign promise and defying fellow world leaders who...

Devex, Jun 1 2017:

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire — The African Development Bank for the first time held its recent annual meetings in India, signalling the rapid growth in importance of the relationship between India and...

Devex, May 31 2017:

Two former United States Department of the Treasury under secretaries for international affairs have called for strong continued U.S. support for multilateral development institutions and...

Bloomberg, May 30 2017:

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said soft inflation could cause her to reassess the path forward for monetary policy should it linger, even as the global economic outlook brightens and U.S...

Wall Street Journal, May 24 2017:

Federal Reserve officials expected at their policy meeting this month that it would “soon be appropriate” to raise short-term interest rates, a signal the U.S. central bank could move in June at...

Wall Street Journal, May 25 2017:

BEIJING—China’s assessment of the trade relationship with the U.S.: The imbalance isn’t that bad, job losses at U.S. steel mills aren’t China’s fault and Beijing’s yuan interventions benefit the U...

African Development Bank, May 23 2017:

The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 43rd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (ADF) opened in Ahmedabad...

Wall Street Journal, May 22 2017:

China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 was a transformational moment in the global economy—the beginning of a new era of globalization. But now there’s a popular backlash against...

Wall Street Journal, May 21 2017:

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have...

Devex, May 18 2017:

DEAD SEA, Jordan — With conflict at its borders and refugees from the greatest displacement crisis since World War Two packing cities and camps, Jordan is a fitting host for the more than 1,000...