Economy

Central bank chiefs of 4 major nations raise trade concerns

Jun 20, 2018

Central bank chiefs from Europe, US and Japan raise worries about impact of trade conflicts

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday

Jun 20, 2018

The European Union will start imposing duties on a list of U.S. products as of Friday in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe

Fed chair signals gradual rate hikes in tame inflation era

Jun 20, 2018

US Fed chairman Powell signals interest rate hikes will remain gradual in an era of tame inflation

US home sales fell 0.4 percent in May amid inventory crunch

Jun 20, 2018

US home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as prolonged shortage of properties on the market deters home-buying

The Latest: Merkel says refugees 'central global question'

Jun 20, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the number of refugees worldwide is "simply unthinkable" and that people fleeing is "a central global question of our time"

Global stocks rise, unfazed by US-China tensions

Jun 20, 2018

Stock markets are brushing off US-China trade tensions as investors focus on underlying strength of global economy

Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world

Jun 20, 2018

Migration declined last year in the developed world for the first time since 2011 but the overall trend is inevitably up, according to a new report from an economic organization representing the world's wealthiest countries

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Jun 20, 2018

Canada's Senate has given final passage to the federal government's bill to legalize recreational cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a few months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second to make pot legal nationwide

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

Jun 20, 2018

A business group says one in five foreign companies in China feel compelled to hand over technology as the price of market access _ a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade conflict

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

Jun 20, 2018

Asian markets mixed as traders sideline trade tensions for encouraging housing data

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