Financial Crisis

Lebanon stock trading suspended over central bank strike

May 6, 2019

The Beirut Stock Exchange says it is suspending trading due to the open strike declared by the employees of Lebanon's central bank

The Latest: Venezuela's López still expects Maduro's ouster

May 2, 2019

Popular Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López says he expects the country's military will step up to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro despite setbacks

US lawmakers review control board's role in Puerto Rico

May 2, 2019

U.S. lawmakers are reviewing the work of a federal control board created by Congress to oversee Puerto Rico's finances amid complaints that it is ineffective and has cost the bankrupt U.S. territory's government millions of dollars in operating expenses

Board orders Puerto Rico to pay $340M owed to pension system

Apr 30, 2019

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances says dozens of municipalities and public corporations have failed to pay or deposit $340 million into a retirement system for government employees

Trump: Better Fed policies would give economy 'rocket' boost

Apr 30, 2019

Trump says economy could 'go up like a rocket" with better Fed policies while his candidate for Fed board faces questions

Eurozone recession fears fade as growth picks up

Apr 30, 2019

Fears of a recession in the eurozone have eased after the 19-country bloc posted better-than-expected growth in the first quarter

Surveys: China factory activity grew in April

Apr 30, 2019

Surveys: China factory activity grew in April but below previous month's pace amid US tariff battle, weak consumer demand

UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

Apr 30, 2019

The U.N. political chief is warning that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk "of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority."

US adds Venezuela foreign minister to sanctions target list

Apr 26, 2019

US adds Venezuela's foreign minister and a judge who has ruled against Venezuelan opposition figures to sanctions list

Markets Right Now: 3M leads declines in industrial stocks

Apr 25, 2019

Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower on Wall Street, dragged down by losses in several industrial companies.

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