News from Around the Web

Bloomberg, Jul 20 2016:

Mario Draghi’s quantitative easing may look like a precise business; the underlying economics are anything but.

Bloomberg, Jul 19 2016:

The International Monetary Fund scrapped its forecast for a pickup in global growth this year, citing Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, and warned the damage could worsen if confidence...

The Wall Street Journal, Jul 18 2016:

The Turkish lira rebounded against the U.S. dollar on Monday, and currencies from South Africa to Mexico recovered as emerging markets shook off concerns generated by a failed coup in Turkey....

Financial Times, Jul 15 2016:

You can’t turn your back for a second. I have just enjoyed a brief vacation, in Greece. During my Mediterranean idyll, the rest of the world saw: violence, murder and protests on the streets...

Devex, Jul 14 2016:

The $2 dollar of income per day benchmark may not be a fair or accurate way to measure extreme poverty, Nobel prize-winning economist Sir Angus Deaton said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Overseas...

Financial Times, Jul 13 2016:

They are calling it Africa’s answer to Brexit. Even as Britain’s decision to leave the EU threatens the very fabric of the European project, African countries that were once carved up by European...

New York Times, Jul 12 2016:

European officials approved a new agreement on Tuesday that will allow some of the world’s largest companies, including Google and General Electric, to move digital information freely between the...

The Wall Street Journal, Jul 10 2016:

Baby boomers are fretful about the U.S. economy, leaving cheerier millennials on the hook to keep spending and overall growth on track....

The Wall Street Journal, Jul 8 2016:

SHANGHAI—Trade wonks and policy makers got a new data point to help assess the state of global trade, and the first reading wasn’t encouraging.

On Friday, the World Trade Organization...

Devex, Jul 7 2016:

It was first introduced more than five years ago, but after many negotiations, the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act has been approved by the United States Congress and is on its way...

The Wall Street Journal, Jul 6 2016:

The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell to its lowest level ever Tuesday, a new milestone in a three-decade downward run that even veteran traders never thought would go so far...

Devex, Jul 4 2016:

The New Development Bank — a financial institution founded by the so-called BRICS emerging economies, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — will open its membership to other countries in...

Devex, Jul 1 2016:

Global progress has been uneven on the major challenges facing the world today. We have made great strides in tackling issues such as nutrition and basic medical care as well as access to basic...

New York Times, Jun 29 2016:

WASHINGTON — Just two days before Puerto Rico plans to default on a large debt payment, the Senate on Wednesday passed and sent to the White House a relief measure to help the financially...

The Wall Street Journal, Jun 29 2016:

Global markets gained Wednesday, extending a broad rally as fears receded that the U.K.’s referendum vote last week to leave the European Union would disrupt the world economy....

CNBC, Jun 27 2016:

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Monday the global market turmoil from Britain's vote to leave the European Union doesn't look like the makings of another financial crisis.

The...

Financial Times, Jun 24 2016:

The UK was plunged into a full-scale constitutional crisis after it voted to leave the EU, David Cameron stood down as prime minister and Scotland’s first minister said a second referendum on...

Wall Street Journal, Jun 22 2016:

The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for U.S. economic expansion this year, citing a weak energy sector, a strong dollar and turmoil overseas, and warned the country is at risk of...

The New York Times, Jun 21 2016:

Is “Europe” finished? The latest polls and political prediction markets this week suggest that Britons will vote on Thursday to stay in the European Union. The Leave campaign, led by Boris Johnson...

Financial Times, Jun 21 2016:

The surge in antitrade rhetoric around the world is being accompanied by a rise in the introduction of protectionist measures by the world’s leading economies, the World Trade Organisation has...